Coast Guard MSRT West trains for counterterrorism in Alaska

Following the events on 9/11, we know that there are viable threats that can happen on U.S. soil, but what about those with a maritime nexus? When, and if, the need to eliminate a terrorist threat comes in, the Coast […]

Significant Work Life programs spotlighted in April

By PA3 Lauren Dean The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month, as well as the Month of the Military Child. Members of Work Life in Kodiak stand ready to serve and assist Coast Guardsmen throughout the […]

Through the Lens: Coast Guard maintains partnerships with DOD through joint training exercise near Kodiak


Unique teams maintain Alaska’s commerce flow

By PA3 Lauren Dean In Alaska, shipping goods of all kinds, like produce, holiday gifts, or food to feed the family and sustain life is transported, as a majority, by barge or ship. With a large focus on water, maritime […]

Coast Guard preventive efforts help flow of maritime commerce in Alaska

By PA1 Nate Littlejohn It’s that time of year when hordes of holiday shoppers head online to buy gifts. Alaskans accept as common knowledge that offers for free shipping typically don’t apply in the 49th state. The disclaimer can usually […]

Coast Guard reemphasizes severity of false distress calls after sentencing of Port Graham, Alaska man

When the search and rescue alarm goes off, the Coast Guard takes it very seriously. Our responders know that every moment counts in an emergency, and we respond as quickly as possible. Balancing safety with a rapid response time is […]

100 years after the sinking of the Princess Sophia, Coast Guard works to ensure the tragedy does not repeat itself

Story by Lieutenant Nicholas Capuzzi On the morning of October 26, 1918, the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Cedar approached Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal in order to determine the status of the Canadian passenger steamer Princess Sophia, which had run aground three days […]

Building partnerships for Arctic oil spill prevention, response

  Oil spills in the lower 48 are no walk in the park. The amount of resources, people and hours spent planning, coordinating, and responding to the incident are exponential, let alone the natural elements of Alaska that make dealing […]

Gold Fever: A Driving Force in Nome

The snow has thawed enough for the gold dredging season  to kick off, and these dredgers in Nome are ready to be on the water in search of hidden treasures on the Bering Sea floor. With boats in the water […]

Innovation from a life at sea

From machinery technicians to boatswain’s mates, all have an equally important role in aids to navigation work. Known among mariners as ATON, it’s an integral part of living and working on a Coast Guard buoy tender in Alaska that consists […]

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