Lt. Paul Johansen stands in front of a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter in Alaska.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Paul Johansen

It’s a story that sounds as if it were pulled right from the movies. High winds, rough seas, a rescue helicopter low on fuel and a crew determined to save a life. But the danger was real for the Kodiak, Alaska-based Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew on a mission to save the life of a cargo vessel crewman.


A potrait of Auxiliarist George Eischens. Eischens has been a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 40 years. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

Four decades of dedication

To volunteer your time for 40 consecutive years takes dedication. And in the realm of the Coast Guard Auxiliary this means countless hours assisting in rescues, helping at local Coast Guard units and providing life saving training and safety checks to the public.


Alex Haley crewmembers perform at a community event in Adak.

Ramping Up Community Service

Story by Ensign Kristin Euchler Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crewmembers have always been supportive of the communities they visit, and their recent port call in Adak, Alaska has been no different. Crewmembers gathered to construct a railing for a […]


CGC Munro in port Kodiak

Home from the sea: Coast Guard Cutter Murno returns to Kodiak, Alaska

  For the sailor there are two great joys: Going to sea is one. Coming home is the other. Saturday morning, not long after sunrise, fair winds and a flood tide carried the Coast Guard Cutter Munro its mooring in […]


CGC Munro in Adak FEB 2013 600 x 300

A link in the Aleutian Chain: Munro visits Adak

By Lt. j.g. Jacob Hauser Spirits were high in the distant Adreanoff Islands village of Adak Saturday afternoon as students, teachers and parents filled the mess deck of the visiting Kodiak–based Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Munro’s crew provided a cinematic […]