Members of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage experience the effects of an aircraft crash in the water in a portable airframe escape traininer at Learn to Return Training Systems in Anchorage, Alaska, Jan. 19, 2017. The members learned techniques for escapting both stable and submerged airframes. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Travis Dopp.

A crash course in crash landings

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 crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley patrols the North Pacific in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2015. The main objective of Operation Arctic Shield is to enhance and improve preparedness, prevention and response capabilities due to increasing human activity in the Arctic. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse Kristofferson)

75 days patrolling the Last Frontier

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.


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The stuff that matters: Holiday boating safety gift ideas

Gift them with a safe return home while on Alaska’s waterways. The gift of safety saves more than money.


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Serving up hope

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.


We're thankful for the opportunity to work every day with great people who carry out Coast Guard missions in support of Alaska and our nation. Happy Thanksgiving! - RADM Michael McAllister, commander, Seventeenth District

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?


Members of Juneau, Alaska, area Coast Guard attempt to stay afloat using special techniques during Kids Don’t Float instructor training Nov. 16, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios

Saving lives across generations

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.”


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Through the Lens: Alaska Village Student Outreach

As part of the Sun’arausqat Katurgwiat (The Young People’s Gathering Place), Coast Guard units from across Team Kodiak hosted youth from villages and communities around Kodiak Island.


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Keeping Nome like no other place

As maritime traffic increases in the Arctic, the dangers of an oil spill creep closer to the “Anvil City.” For the Northwest Arctic Sub Area Committee, the top of the agenda is keeping Nome like no other place.


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Taking community relations to the “the Last Frontier”

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR recently deployed to the Arctic and Bering Sea in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2016. During the patrol, the cutter had the opportunity to carry out an often overlooked role of the Coast Guard in Alaska, community relations. It’s nearly impossible for those raised in the lower 48, where even the most rural areas are connected by highway and railroad to major cities and centers of production, to fully understand what life is like in remote Alaskan communities. The SPAR’s participation in this unique community relations role helped link these remote regions of “the Last Frontier” to the rest of the nation. Read the full story!


(Left to right) Mike Abbate, Gold Medal Awards head judge and Director of Portland Parks and Recreation, Rachael Dyer, Community Support Branch 1 Chief, Base Kodiak, Rick Carma, Base Kodiak MWR director, Linda Pena, Base Kodiak Business Branch Chief and Mike Shindler, Musco Lighting, the sponsor of the National Gold Medal Awards.

Base Kodiak MWR: Gold Medal in Excellence

Coast Guard Base Kodiak’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation Division is the recipient of the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for excellence in the field of Park and Recreation Management by the National Recreation and Park Association and became the first Coast Guard unit to ever be selected as the grand award winner.


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