14USC89 Wallpaper by ME1 Sean Lawler

Alaska-based maritime enforcement specialist dabbles in graphic arts

By Auxiliarist Drew Herman When Coast Guardsmen commemorate fallen colleagues with the third annual Run to Remember this May, the event’s bugler logo designed by Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Lawler will help set the tone and unite participants across […]


Coast Guard holds first Alaskan Military Women’s Symposium in Juneau

Women have been serving as part of the Coast Guard since its early days as the Lighthouse Service in the 1830s. Women now comprise 14.3 percent of the Coast Guard’s 38,000 members and women make up about 30 percent of […]


CGC Munro in port Kodiak

Home from the sea: Coast Guard Cutter Murno returns to Kodiak, Alaska

  For the sailor there are two great joys: Going to sea is one. Coming home is the other. Saturday morning, not long after sunrise, fair winds and a flood tide carried the Coast Guard Cutter Munro its mooring in […]


Capt. Jerald Woloszynski, commanding officer Coast Guard Base Kodiak, addresses comments about the Kulluk Tow Incident to assembled members of the Kodiak community at the Kodiak High School commons in Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The unified command was in Kodiak to address questions and concerns from residents. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

Deck Watch: Kodiak community weighs in at Kulluk Tow Incident meeting

  Capt. Jerald Woloszynski, commanding officer Coast Guard Base Kodiak and Ivar Malutin, a lifelong Kodiak resident and Sun’aq Tribe elder, give their comments during a Kulluk Tow Incident community Meeting in Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Deck Watch […]


Coast Guard conducts winter awareness training in Kodiak

  The family motto of the Starks of Winterfell, from the novel “A Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin, is “winter is coming,” which is a prelude to not only a change of season, but a time of […]


Coast Guard Cutter SPAR’s 4-legged furry mascot

  Dogs, like many other types of domestic animals, have been a part of our armed forces for many years as companions and mascots. In the Coast Guard,   the most famous of these mascots is the mix-breed canine Sinbad, who […]


HS1 Brian Flor

Ship’s doc mantains health and wellness aboard SPAR

  Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Flor is a health services technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR. Flor, an Owatonna, Minn., native, has been in the Coast Guard for 12 years, 10 of those have been spent in the […]


ANT Kodiak keeps Alaskan mariners safe

  The Coast Guard aids to navigation missions include more than just the work of buoy tender crews. In Alaska, Aids to Navigation Teams in Kodiak and Sitka service more than 220 land-based aids. The crew at Aids to Navigation […]


Deck Watch learns about marine mammal rescues

The Coast Guard conducted a transport of two stranded walrus calves from Barrow to Anchorage aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane Monday and Deck Watch Radio spoke with Tim Lebling, the stranding coordinator at the Alaska […]


SPAR cooks their way to the top

By Ensign Paul Milliken The food service team from Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, the Kodiak-based buoy tender, represented the island and their unit well at the Coast Guard’s annual North Pacific Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska. Winning both culinary […]


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