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 […]


Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Warner, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Kodiak, performs an ice rescue during training at Upper 6 Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 17, 2016. During the training, members from Air Station Kodiak, Sector Anchorage and the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan, worked together to perform ice rescues from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning

Coast Guard rescuers train on thin ice

While ice rescue training is not unfamiliar to Coast Guard members in cold climates like Alaska, incorporating air rescue added a new element for these crews. Members from Air Station Kodiak, Sector Anchorage and the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan, teamed up to perform ice rescues from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Upper 6 Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. For the participating members it was an experience that brought new elements into their normal training evolutions.


Coast Guard Container Inspection Team deploys to JBER, Alaska

To view video of this operation, please click here.  Large steel containers line an ice-covered lot as camouflage-clad soldiers carry heavy equipment and crates to and from a nearby warehouse. Nearby, an unexpected sight, a man in a blue uniform […]