Coast Guard, Alaska Wildlife Troopers team up to enforce maritime law near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard law enforcement teams are trained in federal fisheries laws and inspect vessels to ensure compliance with fishing seasons, permit requirements, gear and catch restrictions, and landing quotas. While conducting this important maritime law enforcement mission in Chiniak and Marmot Bays near Kodiak, a boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR recently discovered a pair of lingcod peeking out from under a tarp on the back deck of a vessel the team was inspecting.


Happy New Years from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro!

Ringing in the New Year with a Rhyme 2015

On New Year’s Eve the midnight log entry at a Coast Guard unit takes on a life of its own and is traditionally written as a poem. Below is a poem from Seaman Mark Logan aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, a 378-foot cutter homeported in Kodiak, Alaska.


Mike and Opal Oliver, both Coast Guard veterans, pose for a photo.

Veterans Day 2015: The Olivers

There are some throughout the U.S. who have had the privilege of growing up with a veteran for a parent, while others have had the true fortune of dual-active duty parents. Twice the veterans, twice the sea stories.


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.


FS3 Justin Kennelly prepares Shrimp Etouffee aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR at Base Kodiak, Alaska, Nov. 13, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

Cookin’ with Coasties: FS3 Justin Kennelly

Cooking in a galley can present its challenges. Deciding each recipe to make with the ingredients at hand, prepping numerous components and eventually preparing the actual meal three times a day, there’s a lot that goes into the final product. Now imagine doing all of that in 15-foot seas.


Coast Guard families recognize their children for their support and resilience during a parade at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, April 14, 2014. Children from the Coast Guard Child Development Center and families all over Kodiak participated in the event to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings.

Coast Guard, community observe Month of the Military Child

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings. – Hodding Carter Military children are often thought of as having dynamic and ever changing lives but lacking the roots one might develop […]


Coast Guard women in pursuit of discovery, exploration and sailing on the open seas

March marks the month that the Coast Guard recognizes women of character who dedicate their time to the service. One such woman, Lt. Cmdr. Michele Schallip, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, a 225-foot buoy tender in Kodiak, […]


Haunting for a good cause

In the U.S., Halloween is a time for dressing up, collecting candy and haunting – so who would have thought it would also be a time of giving? Twenty-three crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, homeported in Kodiak, […]


The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley underway in the Bering Sea while escorting the fishing vessel Pacific Glacier to Dutch Harbor after a shipboard fire Feb. 26, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by petty officer 1st Class Kurt Fredrickson.

Kodiak-based cutter crew earns high marks for weapons system management

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is affectionately known as the Bulldog of the Bering. The crew’s primary missions include search and rescue, living marine resources, port, waterways and coastal security and other law enforcement activities. The Alex Haley is […]


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 […]


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