Story and photos provided by Lt. James Daugherty, Prevention, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Coast Guard Sector Anchorage teamed up with members of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to bring oil spill response training to […]
While ice rescue training is not unfamiliar to Coast Guard members in cold climates like Alaska, incorporating air rescue added a new element for these crews. Members from Air Station Kodiak, Sector Anchorage and the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan, teamed up to perform ice rescues from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Upper 6 Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. For the participating members it was an experience that brought new elements into their normal training evolutions.
When seven-year-old Sam Fredrickson plunged into the water during a hunting trip with his father, Walter Washington Sr., and a family friend, near Angoon, Alaska, it was Sam’s quick thinking and use of boating safety equipment that ultimately saved their lives.
Coast Guard crewmembers routinely train to respond to emergency situations they may encounter while underway. Fire aboard a cutter can cause mass casualties or total loss of the vessel, but proper training can help crewmembers to quickly and safely save lives and the ship.
Coast Guard members stationed in Alaska, share good cheer and hopes for the holidays.
Coast Guard members from around Alaska share their New Year’s resolutions for 2015.
By Ensign Paul Milliken and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are partnering in new ways to benefit mariners in safe navigation. In a mission unique to the Coast Guard fleet, […]
Cindy Blasé, a Kodiak-resident and local school teacher was presented with a Public Service Commendation during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Kodiak on May 14.Blasé was recognized for her heroic efforts to save two lives while vacationing in Puerto […]
In this week’s Deck Watch, Ken Lawrenson, the Coast Guard 17th District commercial fishing vessel safety coordinator and a volunteer firefighter with Juneau’s Capital City Fire/Rescue, describes his response to the largest fire of his career at the Gastineau […]
Coast Guard District 17 Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Coordinator sets safety goals for 2012. To find out more about his goals click the link above.