Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro completes 34-day Bering Sea patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro and crew returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, March 18, after a 34-day patrol in the Bering Sea.   The cutter and crew conducted a multitude of missions including living marine resources, maritime safety, […]

Coast Guard smallboat crews train for hot pursuit in Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Small boat pursuit training allows the coxswain and crew members of a small boat to work together in a close quarters situation with another boat at high speeds where extreme precision and teamwork are crucial. This simulates a vessel that is not following a lawful order to stop and trains the crew members in tactics to pursue and stop the vessel. Smallboat crews from the Munro spent time in the classroom before taking their smallboats in the water around Dutch Harbor to gain valuable hands-on experience.

Bringing morale to Coast Guard members in Alaska: Country-style

The sweet smell of barbeque permeates the air as people venture into the room. The first few arrivals hesitate at seeing the vast space with a dozen empty tables; slowly the sound of light chatter fills the area as more […]

Humble Beginnings: Our Guide, Our Fame and Glory Too

Story by Lt. j.g. Jacob Hauser It’s no secret that the remote, but vibrant, Aleutian city of Unalaska, Alaska, is home to many treasures of Coast Guard lore, yet one of the most prominent would seem unlikely: a piano. This […]

Cutter SPAR completes fall buoy run in Western Alaska

SUCCESS! The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR completed a fall aids to navigation maintenance run in Western, Alaska, in October. According to the crew, one of the most challenging aids was a shore aid at Isanotski Strait, near […]

On the front lines of safety

From the East Coast to the West Coast and up to the frigid waters of Alaska, fishermen brave the elements to deliver the sea’s bounty to supermarket shelves and dinner tables. There are fisheries year-round in Alaska, and some of […]

Coast Guard Cutter Active

Far from home protecting lives and living marine resources

Maintaining safety at sea for mariners is one of the Coast Guard’s many missions. Coast Guard cutter crews along the west coast participate in a historic patrol known as the Bering Sea patrol ensuring a near constant presence in Alaska’s […]

Cutter Rush crew leaves their mark on Dutch Harbor

by Ensign Jenna Carpenter The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush (WHEC 723) pulled into Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for a mid-patrol break recently. In between rest and relaxation, Rush crewmembers volunteered to do community service projects around the city. […]