Unique teams maintain Alaska’s commerce flow

By PA3 Lauren Dean In Alaska, shipping goods of all kinds, like produce, holiday gifts, or food to feed the family and sustain life is transported, as a majority, by barge or ship. With a large focus on water, maritime […]


Coast Guard preventive efforts help flow of maritime commerce in Alaska

By PA1 Nate Littlejohn It’s that time of year when hordes of holiday shoppers head online to buy gifts. Alaskans accept as common knowledge that offers for free shipping typically don’t apply in the 49th state. The disclaimer can usually […]


Coast Guard reemphasizes severity of false distress calls after sentencing of Port Graham, Alaska man

When the search and rescue alarm goes off, the Coast Guard takes it very seriously. Our responders know that every moment counts in an emergency, and we respond as quickly as possible. Balancing safety with a rapid response time is […]


Celebrating Military Family Month: It’s an Alaskan and family thing

Coming from a long line of veterans and loving the outdoors, Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Lawrence, a yeoman with Base Kodiak, is right where she wants to retire – Kodiak, Alaska. “We want to stay here as long as […]


100 years after the sinking of the Princess Sophia, Coast Guard works to ensure the tragedy does not repeat itself

Story by Lieutenant Nicholas Capuzzi On the morning of October 26, 1918, the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Cedar approached Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal in order to determine the status of the Canadian passenger steamer Princess Sophia, which had run aground three days […]


Unrest to refuge

“I remember the Guerillas coming to my home, pointing a gun at my mother demanding our chickens,” said Lt. Marvin Peña, recounting his few memories growing up in El Salvador. “It was guerilla warfare — no place for a child.”


Take 5 to be there, suicide prevention is a life-long process

By: Jody Carman, District 17 Employee Assistance Program Coordinator in Kodiak, Alaska September marks National Suicide Prevention Awareness month and it’s a time for people to remember that prevention is a life-long process and being there for others is a […]


Building partnerships for Arctic oil spill prevention, response

  Oil spills in the lower 48 are no walk in the park. The amount of resources, people and hours spent planning, coordinating, and responding to the incident are exponential, let alone the natural elements of Alaska that make dealing […]


Gold Fever: A Driving Force in Nome

The snow has thawed enough for the gold dredging season  to kick off, and these dredgers in Nome are ready to be on the water in search of hidden treasures on the Bering Sea floor. With boats in the water […]


Lookouts of The Last Frontier

A rocket can blast to the next galaxy before a mariner catches sight of an island in The Last Frontier. You’re not in space. You’re on an Alaskan patrol.


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