Coast Guard Alaska: They risk their lives Rescue swimmers in the Coast Guard risk their lives just about every time they deploy. So why do they do it? Many say the satisfaction. See more on the new series Coast Guard Alaska on The @WeatherChannel
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meets with Al Roker, CGA/CGF Producers Russell Muth and Ed Tricomi and EVP Tracie Brennan of Al Roker Entertainment at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington Aug. 21, 2012. The group received the Meritorious Public Service Medal for exceptional advocacy of the Coast Guard through broadcasts of The Weather Channel's popular primetime series "Coast Guard Alaska." U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. — in Washington, DC.