Country music artist Lucas Hoge sings with children during an American300 and United Service Organization tour at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, May 24, 2014. The tour was held to motivate and honor service members, veterans and their families. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings.

Bringing morale to Coast Guard members in Alaska: Country-style

The sweet smell of barbeque permeates the air as people venture into the room. The first few arrivals hesitate at seeing the vast space with a dozen empty tables; slowly the sound of light chatter fills the area as more […]

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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 […]

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Coast Guard teaches Army shallow water egress training at Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Whether it’s a car rolling off a pier or a helicopter crashing into a lake, scenes of sinking vehicles with passengers trapped inside are a common trope in television and cinema. These scenarios are often inspired by real life events […]

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


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. […]

Basic engineering casualty control exercises on the CGC Morgenthau

The High Endurance Life: Full Throttle Practice

Just below the main deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau the thunder of the engineroom can be heard. The roaring machinery, two main gas turbines and two generators, move the cutter through the water and provide power to the […]

Capt. Melissa Rivera, Latarsha McQueen, Chief Petty Officer Andrea Lirette and Petty Officer 1st Class Evelyn Stumpf conduct a discussion panel during a Military Women's Leadership Symposium, April 30, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. The women discussed their challenges in the military and how they persevered, and their views on leadership. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow.

Coast Guard recognizes leadership past, present and future

Women have been involved in the military since the military was created. They have assisted in military strategy (think Cleopatra), sewn flags, followed the drum supporting the troops behind the battle lines of war, kept lighthouses and even saved lives. […]

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Celebrating the unsung heroes

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings The men and women of our nation’s Armed Forces are without a doubt honorable and considered heroes by many. But there are unsung heroes who stand beside our Armed Forces. These men and […]

Seaman Garrido, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau deck department, Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Funicelli, a storekeeper, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Stafford, an electronics technician, show off their new sea service ribbons shortly after receiving them while underway in the Pacific Ocean April 30, 2014. The sea service ribbon signifies one year of continuous duty aboard a Coast Guard cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

The High Endurance Life: Milestones

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst As America’s oldest maritime service, the Coast Guard has no shortage of seasoned mariners. There is a sense of pride that comes with serving at sea, in exchange for the sacrifices of time […]

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau tie-down crewmembers traverse the cutter’s flight deck during flight operations with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii April 24, 2014. Coast Guard cutters conduct patrols with helicopters on board to extend their search and rescue capabilities. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

The High Endurance Life: Tying Down the Bird

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst Cutting a straight course through the rolling swells and steady wind of the Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau is a speck of white in a world of blue. The 378-foot, Honolulu-based […]

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