Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore work on an aid to navigation buoy during an Arctic deployment, Oct. 8, 2015. During the patrol, the crew strengthened Arctic partnerships in the Yakutata, Hooper Bay and Point Hope villages, serviced aids to navigation beyond their normal area of responsibility and provided a Coast Guard presence in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Coast Guard Foundation Alaska Award: Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore received the Coast Guard Foundation Alaska Award at the Alaska Coast Guard Foundation Dinner in Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 10, 2016. Cmdr. James Jarnac, Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Clegg, Chief Warrant Officer Jason Scott and Seaman Tyrell Miranda received the award on behalf of the Sycamore crew.


Petty Officer 1st Class Jason McGrath and Petty Officer 1st Class Jon Houlberg train on Pyramid Mountain in preparation for their climb on Mt. McKinley. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A Climb to Remember

Two Alaska-based Coast Guard rescue swimmers are about to embark on a challenging climb of Mt. McKinley as a way to honor the memories of Coast Guard heroes who have been lost in the line of duty. On April 28, Petty Officers Jon Houlberg and Jason McGrath, rescue swimmers stationed at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, are going to ‘Climb to Remember,’ raising money for the Coast Guard Foundation’s Fallen Heroes Fund along the way.