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Reporting Aboard the USCGC Alex Haley


Welcome aboard packages:
The Base Kodiak Relocation Assistance Manager is Deborah Bower. She may be contacted at 907-487-5525 ext 275, or 800-872-4957 ext 275, or via e-mail at Relocation packages are only mailed upon request.

Welcome aboard messages:
Welcome aboard messages are sent to each new recruit. If the message is not received in time, recruits can contact the cutter at the phone number listed and ask to speak to their sponsor coordinator, YN1 Stephanie A. Fomby. Additional information is available on the Alex Haley website. If there is no answer when you call, it means we are underway. In that case, send an email to and request the name of your sponsor.  

Reporting guidance:
When reporting aboard you will be met by your sponsor, if you let them know when you arrive. They will show you to your assigned berthing and help get you settled in. If your sponsor is not available, contact the OOD, and they will help you until your sponsor is available. The sponsor will assist you through the check in process. Onboard the ALEX HALEY it is standard practice to introduce our new shipmates at quarters and see that they meet with their Department Head, the Executive Officer, and the Commanding Officer as soon as practical.

Uniform to report in:
Operational dress uniforms.  

If sponsor not availible, recruit should ask for:
OOD (when reporting aboard). If calling, ask for sponsor if you know the name or, if an SA/SN ask for the BM2, if an FA/FN, ask for an MK1. The number for ALEX HALEY is (907) 487-5616.

How much personal storage space:
Each member has 1 small locker, storage space in rack and storage space in barracks.

You can contact our Ombudsmen at the e-mail address below. The Ombudsmen are Alex Haley's connection to family and friends when we are underway. Married personnel are strongly encouraged to contact them via email at

Units missions:
Homeland Security, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Fisheries Management, Maritime Boundary Line patrol.  

Common destinations of deployments:
Bering Sea (Maritime Boundary Line, Dutch Harbor, Gulf of Alaska).  Homeland Security deployments on the West Coast (San Francisco, Eureka). Dockside/drydock (Seward, Seattle, San Pedro, Everett).

Typical SA/SN job assignment:

Participating in all Deck evolutions (handling mooring lines, anchoring, raising/lowering small boats).

DCPQS Qualified, Inport Security Watchstander, Boatswain Mate of the Watch, Helm and Lookout, Small Boat Crewman, Helicopter Tie Down Team Member, Mess Cook, Member of Damage Control Teams, and Boarding Team Member.

Typical FA/FN job assignment:

Participating in all Engineering evolutions.

DCPQS Qualified, Inport Security Watchstander, Engineering Security Watchstander, Member of Damage Control Teams, Mess Cook, and Boarding Team Member.

Inport Watch and Duty rotation for SA/SN and FA/FN
Inport Security Watchstander (ISW) with a 1 in 4 or 5 rotation.

Underway Watch and Duty rotation for SA/SN:
Helm and Lookout, Boatswain Mate of the Watch with a 1 in 4 rotation.

Underway Watch and Duty rotation for FA/FN:
Engineering Security Watch with a 1 in 4 rotation.

Advancing to Petty Officer:
It is possible to strike rates onboard ALEX HALEY. This is completed through on-the-job training. The rates that can be struck are Boatswains Mate (BM), Damage Controlman (DC), Electricians Mate (EM), Food Service Specialist (FS), Machinery Technician (MK), Storekeeper (SK), or Yeoman (YN). Many nonrates apply to an “A” school in their desired rate as an alternative to striking.

Special procedures for reporting after hours:

None: Report to quarterdeck.

If unit is underway, where to report:
Base Kodiak Admin (907) 487-5170 ext 137

Uniform normally worn during the workday:
Operational Dress Uniform and composite toed boots.  

Recommended uniform items in addition to seabag issue:
None: The unit issues all cold weather gear. ALEX HALEY t-shirts and sweatshirts are available in the ship’s store.  

Unit mutual assistance rep/ phone #:
Base Kodiak WorkLife (907) 487-5525.  

Ratings present at unit:
GM, BM, YN, OS, MK, SK, ET, FS, IT, DC, HS, and EM  

Last Modified 2/24/2015