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 […]

The High Endurance Life: Law Enforcement Training


Coast Guard Sector Anchorage participates in Alaska Shield 2014 disaster response exercise

    Coast Guard personnel took their positions and a dozen computer screens flickered to life as reports of a massive earthquake and tsunamis began to trickle in from throughout Alaska. For seven days Sector Anchorage personnel making up an […]

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns home after lengthy Bering Sea patrol

  The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to their homeport in Kodiak Wednesday after completing training and inspections in Washington and a lengthy patrol to provide a search and rescue and law enforcement resource for the domestic […]

Coast Guard Container Inspection Team deploys to JBER, Alaska

To view video of this operation, please click here.  Large steel containers line an ice-covered lot as camouflage-clad soldiers carry heavy equipment and crates to and from a nearby warehouse. Nearby, an unexpected sight, a man in a blue uniform […]

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley underway in the Bering Sea while escorting the fishing vessel Pacific Glacier to Dutch Harbor after a shipboard fire Feb. 26, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by petty officer 1st Class Kurt Fredrickson.

Kodiak-based cutter crew earns high marks for weapons system management

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is affectionately known as the Bulldog of the Bering. The crew’s primary missions include search and rescue, living marine resources, port, waterways and coastal security and other law enforcement activities. The Alex Haley is […]

Adm. Papp continues Arctic outreach

Written by Cmdr. Rick Wester. Despite snowfall in the North Slope of Alaska last week and cooler than average temperatures all summer, Arctic sea ice extent tracked well below average again this year. This ongoing transformation of the Arctic Ocean […]

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Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission Update Aug. 26, 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 […]

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 […]

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR departs Kodiak, Alaska, to conduct missions for Arctic Shield 2013, Friday, June 28, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty officer 1st Class Sara Mooers.

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR completes first week of Arctic Shield 2013 deployment

By Cadet Jack Hall and Seaman George Benjamin The first week under way has been busy for the crew of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR as they steamed north from their homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, to participate in Operation Arctic Shield […]

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