A potrait of Auxiliarist George Eischens. Eischens has been a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 40 years. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

Four decades of dedication

To volunteer your time for 40 consecutive years takes dedication. And in the realm of the Coast Guard Auxiliary this means countless hours assisting in rescues, helping at local Coast Guard units and providing life saving training and safety checks to the public.


Coast Guard Cutter Hickory conducts overhaul on main propulsion engine

By Ens. David Parker As part of an in-port maintenance period this week, the Homer based Coast Guard Cutter Hickory conducted a top end overhaul of the port-side main propulsion engine for the first time since the cutter was commissioned […]


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 […]


Coast Guard Cutter Hickory provides elementary school tour in Homer, Alaska

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory hosted elementary school students for a tour aboard the ship in Homer, Alaska, May 3, 2013. During the tour, the two Paul Banks Elementary School first-grade classes and their teachers, Wendy Todd and […]


Cutter crew maintains operational readiness

During the life of a Coast Guard cutter, there are continual updates and preventative maintenance requirements preformed to ensure the vessel is ready to respond when called upon. However, despite the dedicated efforts of the ship’s crew to maintain the […]


Roanoke Island crew delivers holiday donations

PORT GRAHAM, Alaska –Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island and Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel pose with residents of Port Graham while delivering gifts Dec. 19, 2011. The Coast Guardsmen delivered about $1,500 worth of new winter clothing and more than 400 articles of gently used clothing donated from across the region as part of the Homer area Coast Guard’s yearly charity event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by cutter Roanoke Island.


Coast Guard haunts Homer, Alaska

Screams ring out across the water emanating from the end of a dark pier in a small sleepy Alaska fishing town. Crewmembers of a Coast Guard buoy tender located in Homer have transformed their cutter into a haunted ship full […]