The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley underway in the Bering Sea while escorting the fishing vessel Pacific Glacier to Dutch Harbor after a shipboard fire Feb. 26, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by petty officer 1st Class Kurt Fredrickson.

Kodiak-based cutter crew earns high marks for weapons system management

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is affectionately known as the Bulldog of the Bering. The crew’s primary missions include search and rescue, living marine resources, port, waterways and coastal security and other law enforcement activities. The Alex Haley is […]


Coast Guard Fire and Rescue observes fire prevention week

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on Oct. 8, 1971, but […]


Coast Guardsman spears world record in Kodiak

On the morning of the Aug. 24, Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Joca, the engineering and maintenance branch chief at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, and his friend set out to enjoy a day full of recreational spear-fishing. Joca, a relative newcomer to […]


Shipmate of the Week – FS1 Brittany Smith

Courtesy Coast Guard Compass and Lt. Stephanie Young Coast Guard Cutter SPAR is a seagoing buoy tender that sails the waters of the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea. The patrols are long, the work is hard and the days are cold. […]


Raft carry

Coast Guard, civilian rise to the Eco-Challenge, win annual race

By Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Mooers and Auxiliarist Tracey Mertens Late August saw the traditional running of the Kodiak Eco-Challenge. Now in its 11th year the challenge inspires community members to form four-person co-ed teams and race across parts […]


Project Healing Waters

Coast Guard and Kodiak volunteers aid military veterans through outdoor recreation

  The Military Order of the Purple Heart Medal was chartered by an act of Congress in August 1953 to recognize the sacrifices of military servicemembers wounded in combat. Nearly 60 years to the day after the medal’s creation Coast […]


Communication Station Kodiak

Freq out: Coast Guard ceases monitoring channel 2182 kHz

  In this digital era, new technologies put endless information at our fingertips. However, as we trudge into a future once imagined only as science fiction, older technologies become outdated, joining cassette tapes, camera film and floppy discs in the […]


Fire readiness on the Last Frontier

  A thick layer of fog shrouds an empty gravel pit on the Coast Guard base in Kodiak, Alaska. Animals and foliage are hard to find in the wasteland-esq spot, but on May 23, something was stirring in this otherwise […]


Blase Public Service Award

Coast Guard presents award to heroic school teacher in Kodiak, Alaska

Cindy Blasé, a Kodiak-resident and local school teacher was presented with a Public Service Commendation during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Kodiak on May 14.Blasé was recognized for her heroic efforts to save two lives while vacationing in Puerto […]


Run to Remember Kodiak

Alaska runs to remember

A group of Juneau Coast Guardsmen and residents huddle at the starting line of the 2013 Run to Remember. Standing in the chilly rain, the shivering participants look ready to kick off the race, but first there is something that […]


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