The Marine Side of BASE KODIAK in the Coast Guard is one of the most challenging for families. This is due to the weeks and months of deployment that occurs. This leaves the families here in Kodiak to face life as a single-parent home, isolated and left to deal with the cultural challenges of remote Alaska living.
AIR STATION AT BASE KODIAK
The Air Station side of Base Kodiak covers C130's, 60's and 65's. Alaska is the largest area the Coast Guard is expected to cover. This can leave the members stretched to maximum capacity for long periods of time, often doing overtime to meet SAR needs as well as being "MISSION READY". Although this may sound exciting, it can also be very stressful.
NAVY SEAL TRAINING SITE
Kodiak is home to one of the Navy SEAL's Training Facilities here in Alaska. They and their families come to Kodiak for specific training in cold water diving and other specialized skills development. Just like the Coast Guard, several Navy SEAL families have settled down in Kodiak, Alaska, making a long-term home out of this incredible place.
Whether from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard or Reserves, many Veterans of the United States Military have called Kodiak home. There are many complexities that go in to the treatment of some one who has seen action in their service. PTSD has been toted as being untreatable. However, there are multiple treatments that have allowed those that suffer to be FREE from its symptoms!