Members of the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, Incident Management Team for the Alaska Shield 2014 exercise examine data during a morning meeting March 31, 2014. The Sector Anchorage IMT responded to challenges created by a simulated 9.2 magnitude earthquake during the training exercise. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage participates in Alaska Shield 2014 disaster response exercise

    Coast Guard personnel took their positions and a dozen computer screens flickered to life as reports of a massive earthquake and tsunamis began to trickle in from throughout Alaska. For seven days Sector Anchorage personnel making up an […]


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Dogs vs. Coast Guardsmen in an all out race to the finish

  In remote or geographically isolated regions of Alaska like Kodiak getting out and finding physical outdoor activities can be a challenge, especially for those not naturally outward bound-minded. These outdoor excursions can be especially difficult when paired with winter […]


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Coast Guard aircrew recognized for 2013 Southeast Alaska rescue

Coast Guard helicopter crews train constantly to perform difficult search and rescue missions that are a part of their daily lives. From extensive, days-long searches, to gripping rescue operations during medical emergencies at sea, nothing is quite routine for our […]


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Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns home after lengthy Bering Sea patrol

  The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to their homeport in Kodiak Wednesday after completing training and inspections in Washington and a lengthy patrol to provide a search and rescue and law enforcement resource for the domestic […]


Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Schallip, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, a 225-foot buoy tender moored in Kodiak, Alaska, stands next to the bulkhead of the ship commemorating the SPARs, a group of women who volunteered in the Coast Guard in WWII to support the war effort, in Kodiak, Alaska, March 18, 2014. This is Schallip,Äôs fourth afloat tour in the Coast Guard and second tour as a commanding officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Coast Guard women in pursuit of discovery, exploration and sailing on the open seas

March marks the month that the Coast Guard recognizes women of character who dedicate their time to the service. One such woman, Lt. Cmdr. Michele Schallip, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, a 225-foot buoy tender in Kodiak, […]


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Shaking off the ice: Coast Guard begins Arctic Shield 2014 outreach

The Coast Guard 17th District officially ended Arctic Shield 2013 five months ago and settled in for a long Alaskan winter. As traffic through the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean ground to a halt with the encroaching ice, Coast Guard […]


Lt. Jeanine Menze, an HC-130 Hercules airplane pilot, takes a moment for a photo at Air Station Kodiak in Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 25, 2013. Menze is recognized as the first black female pilot in the U.S. Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Breaking barriers and becoming the change for women in Coast Guard aviation

March is women’s history month – it’s a month to commemorate women of character who have made an impact on our society; women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton for her role in women’s rights and abolition, or aviation pioneers like Amelia […]


Coast Guard Lt. Eva McElroy, a marine inspector for Sector Anchorage, Alaska, tests the alarm and communications systems aboard the cargo vessel Crimson Monarch with Preed Mohensingh, second officer aboard the vessel, during an examination in Seward March 5, 2014. Coast Guard marine inspectors work with crews to ensure safety equipment and procedures run smoothly in order to prevent accidents. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert)

Preventing loss, providing inspiration

  Aboard a cargo vessel bound for Chile in the port of Seward, Alaska, a Coast Guard vessel examination team conducts a routine evaluation of the ship’s safety and required documentation. It’s an important mission that protects lives and property […]


U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Hamilton Cleverdon, from the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, facilities department, helps Chief Petty Officer Bob Diaz and Senior Chief Petty Officer Dave Schacher from the Coast Guard Container Inspection Training Assistance Team prepare batteries for shipping at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson March 4, 2014. CITAT's purpose is to advise on safe methods for shipping hazardous materials. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.

Coast Guard Container Inspection Team deploys to JBER, Alaska

To view video of this operation, please click here.  Large steel containers line an ice-covered lot as camouflage-clad soldiers carry heavy equipment and crates to and from a nearby warehouse. Nearby, an unexpected sight, a man in a blue uniform […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicolai Tykalsky displays a commemorative plate given to him by the Armed Forces YMCA of Alaska during a ceremony honoring his nomination as the U.S. Coast Guard's 17th District 2013 Reserve Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 14, 2014. Tykalsky was nominated for his role in enforcement operations while serving at Sector Anchorage and for his many contributions to the Anchorage community. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert)

Sector Anchorage, Alaska, Reserve Petty Officer named USCG 17th District 2013 Reserve Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year

The Coast Guard 17th District 2013 Reserve Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year is Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicolai Tykalsky, a Wasilla, Alaska, native serving as a maritime enforcement specialist at Sector Anchorage. Tykalsky’s nomination came as a result of […]


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