The Master's Medal awarded to Lt. Cmdr. Vincent Jansen, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Oct. 23, 2013, for actions performed Sept. 20, 2012, to save four men from the life raft of the fishing vessel Moonlight Maid in the Gulf of Alaska.

Kodiak-based Coast Guard pilot recognized on 2 continents for exceptional airmanship

What does it take to be an exceptional helicopter pilot? According to the Order of the Daedalians exceptional airmanship, leadership, risk management and situational awareness are key characteristics. The four fishermen from the Moonlight Maid, rescued by a Coast Guard […]


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 […]


Blase Public Service Award

Coast Guard presents award to heroic school teacher in Kodiak, Alaska

Cindy Blasé, a Kodiak-resident and local school teacher was presented with a Public Service Commendation during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Kodiak on May 14.Blasé was recognized for her heroic efforts to save two lives while vacationing in Puerto […]


PO Morrissey GEICO Military Service Award

Kodiak-based Coast Guard aviator receives GEICO Military Service Award

Petty Officer 1st Class Claude Morrissey is the GEICO 2012 Military Service Award winner from the Coast Guard. He was presented his award alongside his family at the 2012 GEICO Military Service Awards ceremony held on April 29 in Washington, […]


Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak remembers those who came before

Tuesday while on a training flight, Coast Guardsmen aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, dropped a wreath in memory of 25 Navy and Navy Reserve members who served in Kodiak during World War II and lost […]


Deck Watch: Coast Guard encourages mariners to better prepare for voyages in Southeast Alaska

Lt. Ryan Erickson, chief of incident management at Coast Guard Sector Juneau, makes safety recommendations for mariners operating in Southeast Alaska during the winter from Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Deck Watch is a weekly five minute radio program […]


Deck Watch: ANT Kodiak works Western Alaska aids

Have you ever wondered how the lights that flash from the edges of remote Alaska islands of trecherous rock outcroppings get serviced? Petty Officer 2nd Class Jay Tracy, from Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak, gives us a little insight into that world on this week’s Deck Watch Radio.


Coast Guard ground crews keep C-130s flying

  Air Station Kodiak is home to four of the Coast Guard’s 27 HC-130H Hercules airplanes. These aircraft are the mainstay of the air fleet and one of the Coast Guard’s long-range aircraft. They are capable of transporting up to […]


Coast Guard crews’ training, professionalism saves their lives

  The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter, tail number 6005, geared up and set out on a mission on the evening of Oct. 11, in search of a crewman who was reported overboard from the […]


CG 6005 at Low Cape

Deck Watch: Pilot describes recent in-flight emergency

  Lt. Scott Wilkerson, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot, with Air Station Kodiak, describes his recent experience with an in-flight emergency to Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2012. To listen to the show click here. In […]


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