We're thankful for the opportunity to work every day with great people who carry out Coast Guard missions in support of Alaska and our nation. Happy Thanksgiving! - RADM Michael McAllister, commander, Seventeenth District

What are you thankful for? Coast Guard members serving in Alaska share their Thanksgiving Day thoughts

Coast Guard members from throughout Alaska shared what they are thankful for during this holiday season. What are you thankful for?


"Happy Holidays!"

What is your Holiday Wish?

Coast Guard members stationed in Alaska, share good cheer and hopes for the holidays.


Ensign Jessica Stock and Lt. j.g. Victoria Swinghamer, boarding officers from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conduct a safety inspection in near Whittier, May 23, 2015. Personnel from Sector Anchorage and Station Valdez patrolled the waters near Whittier to enforce safety over the Memorial Day weekend. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Kim Jenish)

Safety in season

To promote safety precautions, Coast Guard personnel from Sector Anchorage and Station Valdez visited the local community to educate boaters and conduct safety inspections during Memorial Day weekend.


Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and Santa Claus join children from Akutan, Alaska, during a visit to the village Dec. 23, 2014. The crew of the CGC Alex Haley delivered Santa along with gifts and charitable donations to the village.  U.S. Coast Guard photo submitted by CGC Alex Haley.

CGC Alex Haley crew shares holiday cheer with Akutan, Alaska

Submitted by Ens. Joel Hill, Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley was excited to participate in the first ever “Angel Tree” with the village of Akutan located in the Aleutian Islands Dec. […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Keven Narvaez prepares for Thanksgiving.

A taste of home for the holidays

While many Coast Guard members are not able to be at home with their friends and family, units across the country try to bring a taste of the holidays to their shipmates. Petty Officer 3rd Class Keven Narvaez shares with us his experiences as he prepared to share the holidays with his crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley in Kodiak, Alaska.