Installing fun for the winter

With just a step outdoors in Homer, Alaska, aka “the end of the road,” hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing and off-road activities provide plenty of good times throughout spring and summer, but come winter, much of Homer’s community will have to find something fun to do indoors.


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.


A Coast Guard Air station Kodiak aircrew spends time with Kotzebue community members in Kotzebue, Alaska, Aug. 10, 2016. The HC-130 crew transported thousands of pounds of frozen halibut for hunger relief.

Flying fish – Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak conducts humanitarian flight for hunger relief

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 crew teamed up with the non-profit organization, SeaShare, to transport approximately 15,000 lbs of frozen halibut to Kotzebue and Nome, Alaska, August 10, 2016. The halibut is by-catch donated from commercial fisheries to be distributed to remote Alaskan communities as a food source throughout the winter.


Students warm up to cold water safety

SITKA, Alaska – Since 2007, an average of 50 drownings has occurred every year in Alaska. This is the highest rate of drownings in the country. To make a change, Sitka School District partners annually with Alaska Marine Safety Education […]


The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR transits Cold Bay, Monday, May 28, 2012, in The Gulf of Alaska. The SPAR is a 225-foot buoy tender stationed in Kodiak, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Justin Hergert.

CGC SPAR supports “Kids Don’t Float”

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR took time from servicing aids to navigation Tuesday to visit the isolated community of Ouzinkie, Alaska, on the south side of Spruce Island just north of Kodiak to support the “Kids Don’t Float” campaign.


When the Coast Guard comes to town

At 165 degrees 25 minutes west longitude, Nome, Alaska, is about as west as a person can get on the North American continent. The city lives up to the location. Modern day prospectors toil for gold in the shadows of age-old mining dredges.


In the remotest of remote places

In the middle of the Bering Strait, where natives create rawhide ropes from bearded seals, airtight buoys from seal skin and harpoons using Baleen whale, rests Little Diomede Island. Less than three miles from the Russian border, this small, remote […]


St. Mary’s Catholic School visits Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley

  Keeping a strong relationship with the local community of Kodiak is one of the Alex Haley crew’s most important goals. The crew maintains a busy schedule out at sea as well as in port with inspections, maintenance, and training. […]


Alaska’s Coast Guard Auxiliary, volunteer lifesavers of The Last Frontier

A runaway 70-foot barge drifts aimlessly across Saginaw Bay near Kuiu Island, Alaska, and a call goes out for the Coast Guard to rein in the rogue raft before it can wreak ruin upon the waterway. Sector Juneau command center […]


Of Ice and Men

The Robert Burns quote, “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” has never held more true than it does on a body of frozen water. All it takes is one foul step, one patch of too-thin ice, […]


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