Luke Nielsen has graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.
Nielsen completed an eight-week training program which included vigorous training in water safety and survival, military customs, seamanship skill, first aid and marksmanship.
Nielsen is currently stationed on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett based out of Seattle, Wash.
Nielsen graduated from Alta High School in 2002 and from Northland College in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree in natural resources and fisheries. He is the son of Rob and Jane Nielsen, Alta.