Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco: Key West to Ketchikan

The Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco will be the second 154-foot Fast Response Cutter homeported in Ketchikan, Alaska. The crew traveled 6,200 miles from Key West, Florida, to bring the cutter to its new homeport. The Barco is scheduled to be commissioned in Juneau, June 14, 2017.


Coast Guard’s newest FRC brings its capabilities to Ketchikan

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC-1121) is the first fast response cutter to be stationed in Alaska after its crew completed the 6,200-mile journey from the shipyards of Louisiana to reach their homeport in Ketchikan.


From Bayou to Borough, FRC John McCormick comes to Ketchikan

Written by: Ensign Hailey Thompson The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick took quite an adventure leading up to their commissioning in Ketchikan, Alaska, April 12. In Oct. 2016, the crew traveled to the Bollinger Shipyards, in Lockport, […]


Unit Spotlight: Civil Engineering Unit Juneau

The need for engineering support in The Last Frontier was first established when the U.S. Lighthouse Service was incorporated into the United States Coast Guard in 1939. Twelve operating light stations in the Southeast represented prominent infrastructure in the settlement […]


Former POW shares never say die attitude with Alaska Coast Guard

For the third year in a row, American300, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering resiliency among United States Armed Forces members, visited the Coast Guard men and women of Ketchikan, Alaska, and, this year, they brought along someone who knows all about overcoming adversity.


The Last Frontier: Senior Enlisted Leadership

Flying into Juneau, Alaska, nearly 3,000 miles from his office in Washington, D.C., Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell got a firsthand taste of Alaska’s winter weather. Buffeted by fierce mountains winds and driving snow, the plane Cantrell rode in from Sitka is denied a chance to land on the frozen runway, and boosts off for a second attempt.


Bringing morale to Coast Guard members in Alaska: Country-style

The sweet smell of barbeque permeates the air as people venture into the room. The first few arrivals hesitate at seeing the vast space with a dozen empty tables; slowly the sound of light chatter fills the area as more […]


Fostering relationships through emergency response

Alaska!  It is a land of wonder and grandeur, a land steeped in beautiful vistas and peppered with native communities each is as distinct as they are unique from each other. Knowing these communities, their people and their unique cultures […]


High and Dry: Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa undergoes maintenance period

Normally, when a vessel finds its way out of the water and onto land, it is not a good thing. However, from time to time purposefully lifting a boat out of the water to take a look at the otherwise […]


Cutter crew maintains operational readiness

During the life of a Coast Guard cutter, there are continual updates and preventative maintenance requirements preformed to ensure the vessel is ready to respond when called upon. However, despite the dedicated efforts of the ship’s crew to maintain the […]


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