Petty Officer 2nd Class Hali Lombardi, a crewmember of Coast Guard Station Valdez, stands with her dog Chloe next to the 45-foot Response Boat-Medium at the station's boat dock in Valdez Harbor, Alaska, Sept. 14, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough.

Shipmate of the Week: Petty Officer 2nd Class Hali Lombardi

Petty Officer 2nd Class Hali Lombardi, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Valdez, Alaska, passed her crew member check ride on the station’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium earlier this week. Although she reported to Alaska only two months ago, this is […]


HS2 Bonnie Baker, Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz, Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Estes, Judy Eller and Capt. Charles Truncale pose for a photo after the Rockmore-King Medical Clinic was recognized as the 2015 Health Care Facility of the Year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

Rockmore-King Medical Clinic: A model for healthcare excellence

Kodiak’s Rockmore-King Medical Clinic is the 2015 Health Clinic Facility of the Year! The health service technicians and personnel that make up the Coast Guard medical clinic on Kodiak Island were acknowledge for their professionalism and patient care while dealing with the unique challenges of operating in a rural, geographically isolated community, along with the comprehensive care they provided to all Coast Guard assets patrolling the North Pacific and Bering Sea.


Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory celebrate after winning the tug-o-war competition. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Buoy Tender Roundup 2016

During this years Annual Buoy Tender Roundup (BTR), hosted by the Coast Guard 17th District in Juneau, Alaska, from Aug. 15-19, U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard members received specialized training in areas such as engine repair, buoy maintenance, first aid, navigation, weather observation and fisheries. Seven U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest participated including the Coast Guard Cutters Maple, Hickory, Fir, Sycamore, Elderberry, Anthony Petit and the Canadian coast guard ship Bartlett.


Members of Sector Anchorage’s Enforcement Division participate in The Adjutant General Match, a marksmanship competition that took place on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, June 3-5, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Taking aim at marksmanship

Precision, pressure, intensity, challenge. These are just a few words that describe what it’s like to participate in the Adjutant General’s Marksmanship Match, also known as the TAG Match.


The Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is a multi-mission cutter which includes: aids to navigation, search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection and homeland security.

To the other side of the globe and back: The Seasonal Kuskokwim Patrol of the CGC Hickory

The Kuskokwim River seasonal patrols are traditionally the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory’s most challenging and exciting trips. Our trackline takes us to the furthest extent of any United States federally marked waterway and presents us with a landscape that can truly be described as “the last real frontier.”


Three Coast Guard police officers stand next to the police car at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, May 12, 2016. The Kodiak Coast Guard military police have an area of responsibility of over 20,000 acres. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson.

National Police Week 2016: Coast Guard Base Kodiak military police

As we honor our nation’s law enforcement officers during National Police Week, May 15-21, we are highlighting the Coast Guard’s very own police officers here in Kodiak, Alaska.


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Delivery of life saving actions

Helping others is something that’s ingrained in all that wear the Coast Guard uniform. For many, it’s the very reason for joining the service and is the most fundamental condition of the job. On an early Tuesday morning, Petty Officer […]


Participants in the Coast Guard 17th District 2016 Women's Leadership Symposium pose for a group photo during an intermission in Juneau, Alaska ,on March 24, 2016. The symposium, which was open to all Coast Guard employees, provided a venue for attendees to discuss leadership techniques, mentoring and changes impacting the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow

Lessons in LeadHERship

Coast Guard members from throughout Alaska arrived to the 17th District offices in Juneau for a conference to discuss leadership, issues and concerns facing women in the service March 24.


A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR climbs aboard the cutter during a maritime law enforcement patrol near Kodiak, Alaska, July 6, 2013.  The SPAR is a 225-foot ocean going buoy tender homeported in Kodiak that conducts multiple missions including law enforcement, search and rescue and aids to navigation.  U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by USCGC SPAR.

Coast Guard, Alaska Wildlife Troopers team up to enforce maritime law near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard law enforcement teams are trained in federal fisheries laws and inspect vessels to ensure compliance with fishing seasons, permit requirements, gear and catch restrictions, and landing quotas. While conducting this important maritime law enforcement mission in Chiniak and Marmot Bays near Kodiak, a boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR recently discovered a pair of lingcod peeking out from under a tarp on the back deck of a vessel the team was inspecting.


An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew returns to Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, to transfer a patient to emergency medical personnel after hoisting him from a cruise ship July 22, 2015. The 83-year-old man was suffering from symptoms of a heart attack aboard a Holland America cruise ship requiring a medevac for immediate medical attention. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson.

Achieving new heights: Alaska-qualified aircraft commander

With an extensive 44,000 miles of shoreline, Alaska has the largest area of responsibility of all the Coast Guard districts, it also has incredibly diverse landscape and weather patterns, making it uniquely challenging for mariners and aviators.


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