Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Warner, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Kodiak, performs an ice rescue during training at Upper 6 Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 17, 2016. During the training, members from Air Station Kodiak, Sector Anchorage and the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan, worked together to perform ice rescues from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning

Coast Guard rescuers train on thin ice

While ice rescue training is not unfamiliar to Coast Guard members in cold climates like Alaska, incorporating air rescue added a new element for these crews. Members from Air Station Kodiak, Sector Anchorage and the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan, teamed up to perform ice rescues from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Upper 6 Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. For the participating members it was an experience that brought new elements into their normal training evolutions.


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 […]


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.