The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley patrols the North Pacific in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2015. The main objective of Operation Arctic Shield is to enhance and improve preparedness, prevention and response capabilities due to increasing human activity in the Arctic. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse Kristofferson)

75 days patrolling the Last Frontier

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to their homeport of Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 22, 2017, after a 75-day patrol. The cutter’s path took her 10,000 miles through the Bering Sea.


Humble Beginnings: Our Guide, Our Fame and Glory Too

Story by Lt. j.g. Jacob Hauser It’s no secret that the remote, but vibrant, Aleutian city of Unalaska, Alaska, is home to many treasures of Coast Guard lore, yet one of the most prominent would seem unlikely: a piano. This […]


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 […]


Coast Guard Cutter Active

Far from home protecting lives and living marine resources

Maintaining safety at sea for mariners is one of the Coast Guard’s many missions. Coast Guard cutter crews along the west coast participate in a historic patrol known as the Bering Sea patrol ensuring a near constant presence in Alaska’s […]


UNALASKA, Alaska - A Coast Guard Cutter Sherman crewmember and an Unalaska Boy Scout stand at attention ready to lower and raise the National Ensign during a ceremony at the Bering Sea Patrol Monument at Mermorial Park in Unalaska Dec. 11, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Garrett Bockness.

Honoring the service of Bering Sea Patrol sailors

By Ensign Christopher Tarbell Coast Guard Cutter Sherman crewmembers and Boy Scouts participated in a ceremony replacing the weathered flags at the Bering Sea Patrol Monument at Memorial Park in Unalaska, Alaska, Dec. 11, 2011. During the ceremony the Boy […]