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Coast Guard marks safe passage to Bethel, Alaska

  In the Kuskokwim Delta, April brings showers, May brings flowers and June brings buoys. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore recently conducted a summer aids to navigation run in the region. The crew traveled 2,330 miles during […]


Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore conduct a survival swim in 39-degree water in the habor in Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The annual training includes practicing several survival positions, use of the survival equipment and a 100-yard swim. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Katelyn Dacimo.

Sycamore crew train for cold water survival in Cordova, Alaska

On a snowy 34-degree morning 19 crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore jumped into Cordova Harbor to perform their annual water survival exercise. The water temperature Dec. 12 was 39-degrees. Practicing water survival techniques is vital, particularly in Alaska where the […]


Personnel from Base Kodiak Port Services receive lines from the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore during a mooring evolution in 40 mph winds Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Kodiak, Alaska. The team at Port Services oversees mooring eveolutions ranging from the 418-foot national security cutters to the 110-foot patrol boats. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

Coast Guard ensures cutters, research vessels are ready for operations

Coast Guard cutters spend hundreds of days each year at sea conducting the Coast Guard’s 11 statutory missions. It’s critical that they make the most of port calls and time between deployments to resupply and conduct maintenance and training that […]


CGC Sycamore crewmembers particpate in boating safety course

Coast Guardsmen attend boating safety course in Kodiak, Alaska

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore completed a recreational boating safety course during their port call in Kodiak, Alaska, Friday. The course, titled About Boating Safety, was provided by members of the Kodiak Coast Guard Auxiliary and is a […]


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Coast Guard, partners deploy spilled oil response systems in Arctic

Story by Caitlin Goettler With its unpredictable weather and lack of infrastructure, the Arctic is a difficult region in and of itself, but add increased traffic and the potential for an oil spill to the equation and it’s an even […]


Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore sailing in Kiliuda Bay off Kodiak Island.

Deck Watch goes aboard the Sycamore

This week Deck Watch looked at the training involved in keeping the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, a Juniper-class buoy tender, prepared for operations. Click here to listen to the show. In Coast Guard news this week: June 8 […]


Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Holm, stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, assisted a woman aboard an airplane needing medical attention.  U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

Coasties are Semper Paratus all the time

Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Holm, a health services technician with the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, used his medical knowledge and EMT skills while off duty to assist a woman needing medical attention aboard a commercial flight.


HOONAH, Alaska - A Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore small boat crew prepares to tow the 44-foot fishing vessel Janene after the vessel became disabled 25 miles southwest of Cross Sound July 16, 2011. The Sycamore and crew took the Janene into tow at about midnight and the vessels arrived safely to Hoonah about two hours later. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore.

Sycamore crew assists vessel Janene near Hoonah

The Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Cordova, assists the 44-foot fishing vessel Janene over the weekend after the fishing vessel became disabled. The Sycamore and crew towed the Janene to Hoonah without incident.


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Sycamore setting out the summer seasonals

 We are into the month of May which means summer is officially started here in Cordova. The annual kickoff for CGC Sycamore is the establishment of the Orca Inlet channel buoys and the Copper River delta lights. The significant majority […]


Kodiak Surfer catches a wave just off Kodiak Island in October 2010.

Deck Watch for April 29, 2011

Deck Watch is a five minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news from around Alaska. The feature for April 29, 2011, by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis, is an interview with Chief Petty Officer Tom Wallo and Mike McDonnell, who discuss surfing in Alaskan waters near Kodiak Island.


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