Story last updated at 3/7/2012 - 11:31 am
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy Frank was recognized by the Armed Services YMCA at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during the 35th Annual Salute to the Military in Anchorage last month. Frank was one of a dozen service members recognized as Enlisted Service Personnel of the Year.
Two service members from each branch of the military, one active duty and one reservist, as well as two National Guardsmen, were named the Outstanding Junior Enlisted Service Personnel of the Year by the Armed Services YMCA in Anchorage.
Frank is a U.S. Coast Guard reservist marine science technician with Sector Juneau. He was deployed for the Coast Guard response to the Deepwater Horizon spill, and was recognized for his role in the $14 million lightering operation associated with the removal of more than 130,000 gallons of bunker oil and 220,000 gallons of oily waste from the motor vessel Princess Kathleen, a 369-foot passenger vessel that sank near Juneau in 1952.