Unit Spotlight: Marine Safety Unit Valdez

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez, Alaska, is located about 26 miles northeast of Bligh Reef, which is where the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground and spilled 11 million gallons of oil in Prince William Sound in 1989.


A higher caliber of skill

Story and photos provided by Lt. j.g. Travis Dopp Safe, semi and burst. Those are the three selector level positions on the M4 carbine rifle, one of the four rifles used in The Adjutant General’s Marksmanship Match, aka TAG. There […]


Boater beware: Vessel documentation fraud lurks online

A new scam is targeting boat owners looking to save a little time online, but it’s costing them hundreds of dollars: Websites offering documentation renewal services for a fee.


Coast Guard brings oil spill response assurance to North Slope residents

In an era where most of the United States has easy access to information at the click of a button, Alaska remains unique. Vast distances between communities combined with a lack of technological infrastructure makes getting information to rural communities a challenge.


Coast Guard celebrates 227 years of service to the Nation

Coast Guard members from across Alaska share why they joined during this Coast Guard Day. Why did you join the Coast Guard?                                     […]


Installing fun for the winter

With just a step outdoors in Homer, Alaska, aka “the end of the road,” hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing and off-road activities provide plenty of good times throughout spring and summer, but come winter, much of Homer’s community will have to find something fun to do indoors.


Unit Spotlight: Station Valdez

Tucked into the Chugach Mountains, Valdez is the northernmost ice-free port in North America, but the Station’s stalwart crew still endures an average yearly snowfall of 326 inches per year to conduct Coast Guard operations.


A crash course in crash landings

Frostbite and heart failure set in quickly as the mercury drops, and there’s no time to lose. It’s time to make a fire.


Serving up hope

Members of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage donned aprons instead of the uniform of the day Tuesday to volunteer at the Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center in Anchorage.


Keeping Nome like no other place

As maritime traffic increases in the Arctic, the dangers of an oil spill creep closer to the “Anvil City.” For the Northwest Arctic Sub Area Committee, the top of the agenda is keeping Nome like no other place.


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