Lookouts of The Last Frontier

A rocket can blast to the next galaxy before a mariner catches sight of an island in The Last Frontier. You’re not in space. You’re on an Alaskan patrol.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley patrols the North Pacific in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2015. The main objective of Operation Arctic Shield is to enhance and improve preparedness, prevention and response capabilities due to increasing human activity in the Arctic. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse Kristofferson)

75 days patrolling the Last Frontier

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to their homeport of Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 22, 2017, after a 75-day patrol. The cutter’s path took her 10,000 miles through the Bering Sea.

The 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is departs Coast Guard Base Kodiak on a foggy afternoon in Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2013. The Alameda, Calif., based cutter is the second of eight planned National Security Cutters and the crew is on their first patrol in Alaska, part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Mooers.

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche commences first Alaska patrol

The California-based crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche began their first Alaska patrol in late August. “Our four-month patrol here in Alaska will do a variety of things, everything from up in the Arctic as well as living marine […]

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley tiedown crew

Coast Guard Dolphins: A critical component of Alaska patrols

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and their embarked MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak are currently underway in the Bering Sea standing a ready search and rescue guard and conducting fisheries enforcement to ensure the safety of […]

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A link in the Aleutian Chain: Munro visits Adak

By Lt. j.g. Jacob Hauser Spirits were high in the distant Adreanoff Islands village of Adak Saturday afternoon as students, teachers and parents filled the mess deck of the visiting Kodiak–based Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Munro’s crew provided a cinematic […]

A busy night for Air Station Kodiak

On the dark, windy and bitterly cold night of January 24, 2012, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak personnel were called into action to combat the havoc being played on mariners in Alaska’s notorious coastal waters. The crew of the 58-foot […]

Kodiak aircrew hosts tour, stands the ready in Cordova

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew provided a tour of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter in Cordova.

Cutter Rush crew leaves their mark on Dutch Harbor

by Ensign Jenna Carpenter The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush (WHEC 723) pulled into Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for a mid-patrol break recently. In between rest and relaxation, Rush crewmembers volunteered to do community service projects around the city. […]

A plaque in honor of plane crash victims, three of which were Kodiak-based Coast Guard air station personnel, who died June 30, 1995, lies on Pyramid Mountain on Kodiak Island.

Kodiak-based Coast Guardsmen honor fallen members

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally. On June 30, 2011, members of Air Station Kodiak’s  Alaska Patrol HH-65 Dolphin helicopter shop, or ALPAT as it is commonly referred to, worked on cleaning up a trail to a memorial on […]

From the deck plate of the Bertholf: Alaska Patrol

As one of the Coast Guard’s newest assets, the national security cutters bring operational capabilities the fleet needs for mission success. The enlisted crew of the service’s first NSC continue to share their unique perspective on how the fleet’s newest […]

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