National Hispanic Heritage Month: SK1 Jean Alonzo

Being part of the Coast Guard gives me a sense of pride and self accomplishment because not everyone gets the privilege to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard, especially for me because of where I come from. My background being in this organization has exceeded the expectations of my family and friends back home.


Coast Guard 17th District Waterways Management personnel discuss the formation of an Arctic Waterway Safety Committee at Gorsuch Commons Conference Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2014. The committee would ensure the safety, security and stewardship of U.S. waters. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A framework for a safer Arctic

Members of Coast Guard 17th District prevention department recently facilitated the meeting for the formation of an Arctic Waterways Safety Committee to ensure the safety, security and stewardship of U.S. waters.


Coast Guard Fire and Rescue observes fire prevention week

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on Oct. 8, 1971, but […]


Resolve to be Ready

When a person signs on to become a Coast Guardsman, it comes with the responsibility to be Semper Paratus, always ready, always prepared. This dedication to preparedness for come-what-may is built into every aspect of life in the Coast Guard, […]


Ombudsmen help Coast Guard families in Alaska

    By Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow Coast Guard ombudsmen are a volunteer force and serve as a vital link that connect family members with their loved ones serving at units throughout the nation. Ombudsmen are officially appointed by […]


Counting Quals

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst A man stands on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, blue hardhat atop his head, helping to direct line handlers as a bulky piece of scientific equipment is lowered into the […]


Home cookin’ on the high seas

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst. It’s Sunday morning, and for the most part, the Coast Guard Cutter Healy sleeps. A few tired souls stand their watches up on the bridge or down in the engineroom, but […]


Iceman Team supports Coast Guard mission to Arctic

  By Staff Sgt. Kirsten Wicker 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and crew landed at Eielson recently as part of a flying mission to and above the Arctic Circle. The crew of eight, […]


Communication Station Kodiak

Freq out: Coast Guard ceases monitoring channel 2182 kHz

  In this digital era, new technologies put endless information at our fingertips. However, as we trudge into a future once imagined only as science fiction, older technologies become outdated, joining cassette tapes, camera film and floppy discs in the […]


Coast Guard, agency partners hold mass rescue operation workshop in Kotzebue

Coast Guard, agency partners hold mass rescue operation workshop and exercise in Kotzebue

By Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert Vast distances, limited response resources, severe weather and frigid water combine to make search and rescue along the Northwest coast of Alaska extremely challenging. With that thought in mind, the Coast Guard and […]


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