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 […]


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.


The Coast Guard Cutter Maple returns to Sitka, Alaska

The Coast Guard Cutter Maple, a 225-foot buoy tender, returned to its home port in Sitka DATE after a three-month dry dock period in Seattle.The Maple crew began its multimillion-dollar overhaul for 109 vital projects on March 11 and concluded […]


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 […]


Coast Guard Cutter Maple crew cleans street in Sitka, Alaska

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple took to the streets to clean up litter in Sitka, Alaska, Wednesday. Through the Adopt-a-Highway program, the crewmembers removed approximately 500 pounds of trash off a section of road stretching from the base […]


Run to Remember Kodiak

Alaska runs to remember

A group of Juneau Coast Guardsmen and residents huddle at the starting line of the 2013 Run to Remember. Standing in the chilly rain, the shivering participants look ready to kick off the race, but first there is something that […]


Another successful trip for Coast Guard Cutter Maple

  Written by Ens. Clare Delanoy, CGC Maple Coast Guard Cutter Maple returned home to Sitka after a vigorous trip filled with training and servicing aids to navigation throughout Icy Strait and Lynn Canal. All evolutions were very successful and […]