The US military has had a presence on Kodiak Island since soon after the Alaska Purchase, with the establishment of Fort Kodiak in 1868. Since then, our Island home has also been a temporary home for a large number and variety of servicemen and -women, from the US Navy Base to Fort Greeley to the Coast Guard Base. Military personnel have also made Kodiak their permanent home, bringing their families or joining...See More ours to help create a community that is uniquely Kodiak. Our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to all military veterans today. Thank you for your service to our country and our community and for your part in making Kodiak so great.