Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang fight a fire during training at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center’s fire trainer in Seward, Alaska, January 6, 2016. The fire trainer allowed the crewmembers to experience fighting a fire first hand. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Fire! Fire! Fire! CGC Mustang crew trains for flames

Coast Guard crewmembers routinely train to respond to emergency situations they may encounter while underway. Fire aboard a cutter can cause mass casualties or total loss of the vessel, but proper training can help crewmembers to quickly and safely save lives and the ship.

Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang install windows around the Capitol Christmas tree in Seward, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2015. The 74-foot tree from the Chugach National Forrest will be the first Capitol Christmas tree to come from Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning)

A gift from The Great Land

Just days before Halloween, Coast Guard members embraced a different holiday spirit as they joined the town of Seward, Alaska, in preparing the Capitol Christmas Tree for its journey to D.C.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Denton, a food service specialist aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang, prepares lunch for his shipmates in Seward, Alaska, Oct. 15, 2014. Food service specialists in the Coast Guard can receive a wide variety of specialized culinary training from cooking to food presentation and kitchen management. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.

Cookin’ with Coasties: FS2 Mark Denton

It’s been said an army marches on its stomach, but the Coast Guard is no exception. Without nutritious food and stocked larders, Coast Guard crews would be unable to conduct operations while underway for extended periods of time, so it’s up to food service specialists like Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Denton of the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang to make sure their shipmates are well fed and provisioned before heading out to sea.

Deck Watch goes aboard the Active

Lt. Andrew Grantham, Coast Guard Cutter Active operations officer, discusses the crew’s experiences in the Bering Sea on their recent patrol July 16, 2012, in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Deck Watch radio is a five min weekly radio show covering Coast […]

>"Survival Sucks"

>While survival sucks, Cold Weather Survival Training certainly does not. During the week of 25 January, eleven members of SYCAMORE’s crew (along with nine shipmates from MUSTANG) attended a class on how to stay alive in beautiful (but potentially dangerous) […]

>CGC Mustang

> Homeported in Seward, Alaska, the CGC Mustang is a 110-foot, multi-mission patrol boat operating in an area of responsibility within the coastal waters of Alaska.Contact: Commanding Officer: CGC Mustang P.O. Box 49 Seward, AK 99664 (907) 224-5202