Coast Guardsmen live, work in the snowiest city in America

The city of Valdez, Alaska, is so small one can walk from end to end in about 15 minutes. With the backdrop of the majestic Chugach Mountains, Valdez is touted the snowiest city in America by NOAA and The Weather […]


A mariner aboard the 37-foot pleasure craft Mystery Lady hauls in a line tossed to him by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island during a rescue near Seward, Alaska, Oct. 24, 2013. Coast Guard units responded to the Mystery Lady after it lost power and began drifting dangerously close to a rocky mountainside. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Long Island.

Rescue of two mariners proves proficiency pays off

  Towing disabled and adrift vessels is a routine procedure for Coast Guard boat crews, but even this seemingly simple task can prove to be as perilous as it is common in the Coast Guard’s ongoing mission to rescue lives […]