A fresh start in 2015

Anyone who has sailed Alaskan waters can attest that the Last Frontier is not for the faint of heart. It takes a strong crew and a sturdy ship to brave the wind and waves of the 49th state, and the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur is eager for the challenge.


Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Anderson pauses for a photo aboard Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur, Oct. 21, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Cookin’ with Coasties: FS2 Aaron Anderson

One crewmember aboard Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur, a 110-foot Island Class patrol boat homeported in Ketchikan, Alaska, is food specialist Aaron Anderson. Anderson shares his favorite recipe and what it takes to be a successful chef in the Coast Guard.


High and Dry: Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa undergoes maintenance period

Normally, when a vessel finds its way out of the water and onto land, it is not a good thing. However, from time to time purposefully lifting a boat out of the water to take a look at the otherwise […]


Ketchikan honors the passing of a retired Coast Guard captain

Ketchikan Coast Guard personnel and community members gathered together at the Ted Ferry Community Center Oct. 22 to celebrate the life and service of 91-year-old retired Capt. Henry Keene Jr. who passed away at his Ketchikan home Oct. 5. A […]


Deck Watch attends Base Ketchikan’s open house

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio program featuring Coast Guard news and information across Alaska. The feature this week is an interview with Cmdr. Wade Gesele, commanding officer of Base Ketchikan, regarding their recent open house. To […]


Coast Guard Alaska weekly news highlights

Aug. 27 – Communications Station Kodiak received a medevac request for a 25-year-old male with a mouth injury aboard the 98-foot fishing vessel Shell Fish 310 miles west of Cape Decision. The duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac and Air […]