A Bear With No Name

The polar bear, in its regal white coat, is as recognizably a part of the Arctic as perhaps any other symbol. It’s a tough creature, evolved very specifically from its southern kinfolk to survive in the world’s harshest environment.


Why do we go to school?

One answer: to find a fulfilling career. That’s what students were looking to learn about when they visited Coast Guard Station Juneau and the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon.


Making connections with Ouzinkie community

SPAR regularly visits local villages in her area of responsibility to gather information on local needs and in support of Coast Guard District Seventeen’s goal of remaining connected to the communities they serve.


Cookin’ with Coasties: FS1 Sammy Paone

If there’s one misconception that exists about the Coast Guard’s food service specialists, it’s probably that their only responsibilities are in the galley, cooking. For Petty Officer 1st Class Sammy Paone, the special command aide at Coast Guard 17th District in Juneau, Alaska, firing up the range to make homemade meals is only a fragment of his overall job.


The Last Frontier: Ready for Operations

All around the Coast Guard, RFO teams work with operational units to ensure standardization and that all crews are able to perform their missions safely. In Alaska, the harsh environment and limited infrastructure make readiness that much more critical to success.


National Hispanic Heritage Month: YN2 Cristina Lamboy

The Coast Guard has taught me the importance of multi-tasking and being able to adapt to change. There has been a lot of difference between the different jobs that I have worked, and adaptation has always been part of it. I’ve learned how to adapt from my personal experiences, and also from the people who work around me.


In the remotest of remote places

In the middle of the Bering Strait, where natives create rawhide ropes from bearded seals, airtight buoys from seal skin and harpoons using Baleen whale, rests Little Diomede Island. Less than three miles from the Russian border, this small, remote […]


Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 75th anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, a volunteer organization made up of more than 30,000 men and women across the U.S. with more than 420 members volunteering in the state of Alaska. Today, the Coast […]


The Continuity of Command

There’s a lot of patriotic music. Flapping flags. A marching color guard. An honor platoon in the corner. More shiny pairs of shoes and sharp uniforms than you could count. A Coast Guard change of command, like many military ceremonies, […]


Operation North Pacific Guard

Churning beneath the tumultuous surface of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska is the life-blood of a multi-billion-dollar industry. The scaly, slimy and sometimes spiny natural resource plays a major part in feeding people all over the world, and […]


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