Members of CEU Juneau pose for a group photo commemorating 25 years of service to Alaska.

Unit Spotlight: Civil Engineering Unit Juneau

The need for engineering support in The Last Frontier was first established when the U.S. Lighthouse Service was incorporated into the United States Coast Guard in 1939. Twelve operating light stations in the Southeast represented prominent infrastructure in the settlement […]


Through the Lens: Alaska Village Student Outreach

As part of the Sun’arausqat Katurgwiat (The Young People’s Gathering Place), Coast Guard units from across Team Kodiak hosted youth from villages and communities around Kodiak Island.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven W. Cantrell speaks to members of Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, during an all-hands, Jan. 9, 2015. Cantrell ended a weeklong tour at the air station after traveling across Alaska, visiting units throughout the state to discuss important topics concerning Coast Guard personnel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker)

The Last Frontier: Senior Enlisted Leadership

Flying into Juneau, Alaska, nearly 3,000 miles from his office in Washington, D.C., Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell got a firsthand taste of Alaska’s winter weather. Buffeted by fierce mountains winds and driving snow, the plane Cantrell rode in from Sitka is denied a chance to land on the frozen runway, and boosts off for a second attempt.


Coast Guard, state, industry prepare for the worst with 48-hour spill response exercise

A tank vessel strikes a barge in southern Prince William Sound. A report comes in that more than one million gallons of oil have spilled and spread across the waters of the Sound. Hundreds of personnel and response vessels need […]

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Richard Whitney, operations specialist, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, takes his oath of service aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang Sept. 25, 2012.  Chief Warrant Officer James Hendley, US Army Retired, who administered Whitney’s first oath of office, he was there again to reaffirm the oath which will bring Whitney to 20 years of service. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Reaffirming a lifelong devotion

Story by Ensign Victoria Stockton. There’s always a turning point.  For those of us who serve our country, the day we raised our right hands and committed our lives to living out the Coast Guard Core Values of Honor, Respect, […]

Located in a shopping mall on the south side of the city is Coast Guard Recruiting Office Anchorage, Alaska, and the three recruiters stationed there Oct. 2, 2012.  The office is the entry point for new active and reserve duty recruits and applicants to the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Recruiting Alaska

Situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent is Alaska, the largest state in the United States. Despite its immense size, two and a half times bigger than Texas, Alaska ranks 46 in the nation for population. As […]