Every mariner who takes to the sea plots their course and navigates day and night, through storms or calm seas with one constant to rely on; navigational aids. The Coast Guard has been committed to keeping the maritime community safe by maintaining navigational aids since the first American lighthouse was illuminated in Boston Harbor in 1716. The United States placed its first aids to navigation in Alaskan waters in 1884.
The need for engineering support in The Last Frontier was first established when the U.S. Lighthouse Service was incorporated into the United States Coast Guard in 1939. Twelve operating light stations in the Southeast represented prominent infrastructure in the settlement […]
Whenever shipmates wish each other to have a great Coast Guard day, the Auxiliary ensure they do. They receive no paycheck, but their service to the nation does not go unnoticed.
Frostbite and heart failure set in quickly as the mercury drops, and there’s no time to lose. It’s time to make a fire.
The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to their homeport of Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 22, 2017, after a 75-day patrol. The cutter’s path took her 10,000 miles through the Bering Sea.
Twice a year, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak recognizes four air station members for their exemplary performance and superior technical, aviation, professional, and leadership abilities with three Lt. Robert A. Perchard Memorial Trophies and one General Service Award. The Lt. […]
Gift them with a safe return home while on Alaska’s waterways. The gift of safety saves more than money.
Members of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage donned aprons instead of the uniform of the day Tuesday to volunteer at the Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center in Anchorage.
What are you thankful for? Coast Guard members serving in Alaska share their Thanksgiving Day thoughts
Coast Guard members from throughout Alaska shared what they are thankful for during this holiday season. What are you thankful for?
The water was a balmy 80 degrees and calm. A wave rippled across its surface as a small, orange boat sank to the waterline. The four people aboard quickly exited the boat into the water. A voice overhead was instructing them to “conserve energy and float nearby.”