An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew returns to Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, to transfer a patient to emergency medical personnel after hoisting him from a cruise ship July 22, 2015. The 83-year-old man was suffering from symptoms of a heart attack aboard a Holland America cruise ship requiring a medevac for immediate medical attention. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson.

Achieving new heights: Alaska-qualified aircraft commander

With an extensive 44,000 miles of shoreline, Alaska has the largest area of responsibility of all the Coast Guard districts, it also has incredibly diverse landscape and weather patterns, making it uniquely challenging for mariners and aviators.


Heroism in the face of danger

In the midst of a severe winter storm, Nov. 12, 2012, a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed aboard the San Diego-based Coast Guard Cutter Sherman sat vigilant, ready to respond should they be called on […]


CG 6005 at Low Cape

Deck Watch: Pilot describes recent in-flight emergency

  Lt. Scott Wilkerson, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot, with Air Station Kodiak, describes his recent experience with an in-flight emergency to Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2012. To listen to the show click here. In […]


Kodiak crew named NHA 2012 Aircrew of the Year

The Kodiak-based Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responsible for rescuing the crew of the fishing vessel Midnite Sun in February 2011 in severe winter weather conditions was awarded the Naval Helicopter Association’s 2012 Aircrew of the Year Award (non-deployed) […]


POINT HOPE, Alaska - To help vessels safely navigate through the Bering Strait four Coast Guardsmen from Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak traveled to Point Hope to build the Northern-most Coast Guard Aid to Navigation tower in the United States July 28, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Shinn.

Road-line painters for the Alaskan seas

Ever wonder about how the red triangles and green squares got where they were to help boaters navigate safely through waters? Click the link above to read about who maintains aids to navigation for mariners.