The Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is a multi-mission cutter which includes: aids to navigation, search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection and homeland security.

To the other side of the globe and back: The Seasonal Kuskokwim Patrol of the CGC Hickory

The Kuskokwim River seasonal patrols are traditionally the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory’s most challenging and exciting trips. Our trackline takes us to the furthest extent of any United States federally marked waterway and presents us with a landscape that can truly be described as “the last real frontier.”


Bye Bye Buoy – CGC Hickory completes seasonal decomissioning of Kuskokwim aids to navigation

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hickory returned to its homeport in Homer from a two week patrol to decommission the seasonal aids to navigation in the Kuskokwim River in Southwestern Alaska Oct. 16.


Coast Guard Cutter Hickory conducts overhaul on main propulsion engine

By Ens. David Parker As part of an in-port maintenance period this week, the Homer based Coast Guard Cutter Hickory conducted a top end overhaul of the port-side main propulsion engine for the first time since the cutter was commissioned […]


Coast Guard Cutter Hickory provides elementary school tour in Homer, Alaska

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory hosted elementary school students for a tour aboard the ship in Homer, Alaska, May 3, 2013. During the tour, the two Paul Banks Elementary School first-grade classes and their teachers, Wendy Todd and […]


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 […]


Coast Guard haunts Homer, Alaska

Screams ring out across the water emanating from the end of a dark pier in a small sleepy Alaska fishing town. Crewmembers of a Coast Guard buoy tender located in Homer have transformed their cutter into a haunted ship full […]


Hickory sets seasonal buoys along Kuskokwim River

by Lt. Faith Reynolds Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, a 225-foot buoy tender home ported in Homer, Alaska, set 45 seasonal buoys along the lower Kuskokwim River and Kuskokwim Bay from May 28 to 31. These buoys are set around June […]


Deck Watch for June 9 – featuring Kodiak Base Celebration

Deck Watch is a five minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news from around the state, a feature about an event or  and a trivia question.  The feature for this week is an interview with Coast Guard Lt. Scott Wilkerson, […]


>U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory

> The USCGC Hickory is a 225-foot sea going buoy tender with a crew of 40 enlisted and seven officers homeported in Homer, Alaska. The crew is divided into three departments who work together to form team Hickory. (Deck, Operations/ […]


>Paratroopers drop in to say "Hi!"

>Attached are some photos of today’s joint operation with the Air National Guard. The mission went really well. We also hosted 20 guests onboard that were comprised of the local CG Auxiliary and the American Legion. ANG 1: From the […]


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