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Hometown Hero November 23

Hometown Hero November 23

Congratulations to Laura McDermott, Hannah Marko, Gina Heffern, and Gretchen Glaspy. They are the first ever recipients of the Bartlett Regional Hospital Fireweed award. The honor is given to those that demonstrate exceptional care and service to the community.  

Hometown Hero November 22

Hometown Hero November 22

Congratulations to Alison Carter for receiving the 2022 Governor of Alaska’s Veterans Advocacy award. Carter Wad was 57 years old when she started law school with the plan to start a Veterans’ Therapeutic court in Fairbanks, and she did just that after she passed the bar exam in 2016.  

Hometown Hero November 21

Hometown Hero November 21

Congratulations to two members of the Anchorage Fire Department who took home two statewide awards for both fire instructor and firefighter of the year. Engineer Jim Stewart and James Johnstone were recognized for their outstanding performance, leadership, and service in the line of duty.   

Hometown Hero November 18

To storekeeper petty officer 2nd class Mylo Lassiter with the U.S. Coast Guard base, Kodiak: we want to say congratulations on your recent advancement!  

Hometown Hero November 17

Hometown Hero November 17

Congratulations to the members of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage! They’ve been awarded the 2021 Rear Admiral Bennett “Bud” Sparks award for the under 100 reservist assigned category. The award recognizes a unit determined to be the most supportive of an operationally ready Coast Guard Reserve Force.  

Hometown Hero November 16

Hometown Hero November 16

Congratulations to Sergeant Ryan Rockom with the Anchorage Police Department. He’s retiring after 25 years of dedicated service to the Anchorage community. Sergeant Rockom joined APD in 1997 and served in a variety of departments. He also received the Medal of Valor twice and won unit work awards twice.   

Hometown Hero November 15

Hometown Hero November 15

Congratulations to CARES program manager Joe Mishler with Capital City Fire Rescue. He’s been recognized as the “State EMS Administrator of the Year” for the state of Alaska.