Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crewmembers practice law enforcement techniques on the cutter's flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean, May 5, 2014. The cutter's flight deck is one of the few places on board with enough space to conduct hands-on law enforcement training. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

The High Endurance Life: Law Enforcement Training


Members of the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, Incident Management Team for the Alaska Shield 2014 exercise examine data during a morning meeting March 31, 2014. The Sector Anchorage IMT responded to challenges created by a simulated 9.2 magnitude earthquake during the training exercise. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert

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 […]

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Hamilton Cleverdon, from the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, facilities department, helps Chief Petty Officer Bob Diaz and Senior Chief Petty Officer Dave Schacher from the Coast Guard Container Inspection Training Assistance Team prepare batteries for shipping at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson March 4, 2014. CITAT's purpose is to advise on safe methods for shipping hazardous materials. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.

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 […]

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp met with Mayor Denise Michels and other city officials in Nome, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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 […]

Ice Liberty science party

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 […]

PO1 Josh Schinke Base Kodiak

Alaska-based Coast Guardsman recieves award for financial stewardship excellence

  By Auxiliarist Drew Herman Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Schinke, head of the Base Kodiak comptroller division, has been recognized as the winner of the 2012 Coast Guard Chief Financial Officer Award for Excellence in the E-6 and below […]

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