Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cordova and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore were honored at the event, which had guardsmen cheering and clapping as names were drawn periodically in a raffle for prizes donated by the community and businesses.

Guard members were also given certificates of appreciation from Cordova District Fishermen United, in thanks from the fleet, especially for their aid in search and rescue and navigation.

By Emily Mesner for The Cordova Times