Members of the Canadian Coast Guard deliver medical supplies to a temporary medical treatment facility set up as part of Arctic Chinook in Kotzebue, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning.

Arctic Chinook 2016

There are “uncharted waters,” and there are uncharted waters up through the Northwest Passage. At the intersection of geography and interests, the Arctic represents a light flashing yellow to increased levels of human activity. A danger foreseen is half-avoided, goes […]


Seaman Garrido, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau deck department, Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Funicelli, a storekeeper, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Stafford, an electronics technician, show off their new sea service ribbons shortly after receiving them while underway in the Pacific Ocean April 30, 2014. The sea service ribbon signifies one year of continuous duty aboard a Coast Guard cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

The High Endurance Life: Milestones

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst As America’s oldest maritime service, the Coast Guard has no shortage of seasoned mariners. There is a sense of pride that comes with serving at sea, in exchange for the sacrifices of time […]


Master Chief Petty Officer William james celebrates his 30 years of service to the Coast Guard while aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley in Kodiak, Alaska, April 2014. James spent 17 of his 30 years sailing in Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould.

Alex Haley crew honors shipmate for long service in Alaska

By Ensign Thomas Hernandez and Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley received a visit from Coast Guard’s small boat inspection team in April. The visit culminated in the certification of the […]


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Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission Update Sep. 1, 2013

We check in again with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot Seattle-based polar icebreaker, as they continue their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. Republished with permission from Ensign Rebecca Follmer, a member of the ship’s operations […]


Ice Liberty science party

Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission Update Aug. 26, 2013

We check in with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot Seattle-based polar icebreaker, as they continue their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. Republished with permission from Ensign Rebecca Follmer, a member of the ship’s operations department […]


Coring Samples

Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission Update Aug. 18, 2013

We check in with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot Seattle-based polar icebreaker, as they continue their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. Republished with permission from Ensign Rebecca Follmer, a member of the ship’s operations department and […]


Ice sample team

Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission update Aug. 11, 2013

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy is a 420-foot medium endurance icebreaker based in Seattle, with a crew of about 85 and up to 35 scientists aboard. We now join the Healy’s Arctic Summer West 2013 deployment already in progress. Republished with […]


HS1 Brickett aboard CGC Alex Haley

Ship, shipmate, self: Kodiak-based Coast Guardsman recognized for dedicated service

Petty Officer 1st Class Cassandra Brockett, a corpsman aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, has been selected as the Independent Duty Health Services Technician of the Year afloat for 2012. Her dedicated care of her shipmates was distinguished by […]


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Master Cutterman named aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro

Chief Warrant Officer James Bride became the 34th Master Cutterman in the history of the Coast Guard, having completed 20 years of sea duty. As a Master Cutterman, Bride stands at the forefront of a long and proud maritime heritage and represents absolute proficiency in his chosen profession.