Chief Petty Officer Alex Haley was the first African-American journalist in the Coast Guard. He was the editor for Coast Guard publications such as the Outpost and the Helmsman.

African-American History Month: Alex Haley

February celebrates the strides of African-Americans throughout history. Many influential figures contributed to the progress of African-American culture in the United States. One of the most well known African-American figures in Coast Guard history is Chief Petty Officer Alex Haley.


Celebrating Coast Guard Reserve history: 75th anniversary of the “Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941”

February 19 marks the diamond anniversary for the Coast Guard Reserve, founded as part of the Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941. For 75 years Coast Guard Reserve members have served along side the active duty force in every major conflict, or crisis, this nation has faced.


KODIAK, Alaska - Coast Guard Base Kodiak's Star of the Sea Chapel is rededicated and reopened after months of repairs and renovations Dec. 9, 2011. The base chapel was once known as the Victory Chapel at U.S. Army Fort Greely in Kodiak. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

Star of the Sea chapel rededicated

  By Auxiliarist Drew Herman On a bright and cold Friday afternoon in Kodiak, the historic Star of the Sea Chapel reopened to serve the Coast Guard community after extensive renovations that lasted six months. Chaplains Lt. John Monahan and […]