Know Your 17th District: Enforcement

The state of Alaska is a hotbed of maritime commerce. From the staggeringly large fishing industry to the vital export of petroleum to the growing tourism business, people all around the world rely on and enjoy the bounty that the […]


Coast Guardsman spears world record in Kodiak

On the morning of the Aug. 24, Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Joca, the engineering and maintenance branch chief at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, and his friend set out to enjoy a day full of recreational spear-fishing. Joca, a relative newcomer to […]


Coast Guard, NOAA partner to update decades-old chart data

By Ensign Paul Milliken and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are partnering in new ways to benefit mariners in safe navigation. In a mission unique to the Coast Guard fleet, […]


Science Mission: Behind the Scenes

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst Most Coast Guardsmen will tell you that running a Coast Guard cutter is a full time job. Engines and generators need constant attention, hungry mouths need to be fed, the […]


Iceman Team supports Coast Guard mission to Arctic

  By Staff Sgt. Kirsten Wicker 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and crew landed at Eielson recently as part of a flying mission to and above the Arctic Circle. The crew of eight, […]


Pingo

Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission Update Sep. 1, 2013

We check in again with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot Seattle-based polar icebreaker, as they continue their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. Republished with permission from Ensign Rebecca Follmer, a member of the ship’s operations […]


The 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is departs Coast Guard Base Kodiak on a foggy afternoon in Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2013. The Alameda, Calif., based cutter is the second of eight planned National Security Cutters and the crew is on their first patrol in Alaska, part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Mooers.

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche commences first Alaska patrol

The California-based crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche began their first Alaska patrol in late August. “Our four-month patrol here in Alaska will do a variety of things, everything from up in the Arctic as well as living marine […]


Coring Samples

Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission Update Aug. 18, 2013

We check in with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot Seattle-based polar icebreaker, as they continue their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. Republished with permission from Ensign Rebecca Follmer, a member of the ship’s operations department and […]


Ice sample team

Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission update Aug. 11, 2013

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy is a 420-foot medium endurance icebreaker based in Seattle, with a crew of about 85 and up to 35 scientists aboard. We now join the Healy’s Arctic Summer West 2013 deployment already in progress. Republished with […]


Coast Guard, agency partners hold mass rescue operation workshop in Kotzebue

Coast Guard, agency partners hold mass rescue operation workshop and exercise in Kotzebue

By Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert Vast distances, limited response resources, severe weather and frigid water combine to make search and rescue along the Northwest coast of Alaska extremely challenging. With that thought in mind, the Coast Guard and […]


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