Sector ANC

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.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Belisle, a rescue swimmer from Air Station Sitka, Alaska, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Walters, a crew member at Aids to Navigation Team Sitka, help students into a life raft during a cold water safety program in Sitka, May 14, 2015. Coast Guard members partner with Alaska Marine Safety Education Association and the Sitka School District annually to teach students about cold water survival. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jason Condon)

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.

Coast Guard launches boat in Nome, Alaska

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.

Helo Landing Pad & Village

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 […]

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crewmembers and students from St. Mary's Catholic School stand on the bow of the cutter at the pier in Kodiak, Alaska, during a field trip May 16, 2014.

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. […]

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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 […]

Coast Guard, Kotzebue Fire Department train for ice rescue

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, […]

Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Schallip, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, a 225-foot buoy tender moored in Kodiak, Alaska, stands next to the bulkhead of the ship commemorating the SPARs, a group of women who volunteered in the Coast Guard in WWII to support the war effort, in Kodiak, Alaska, March 18, 2014. This is Schallip,Äôs fourth afloat tour in the Coast Guard and second tour as a commanding officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Coast Guard women in pursuit of discovery, exploration and sailing on the open seas

March marks the month that the Coast Guard recognizes women of character who dedicate their time to the service. One such woman, Lt. Cmdr. Michele Schallip, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, a 225-foot buoy tender in Kodiak, […]

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