Ensign Jessica Stock and Lt. j.g. Victoria Swinghamer, boarding officers from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conduct a safety inspection in near Whittier, May 23, 2015. Personnel from Sector Anchorage and Station Valdez patrolled the waters near Whittier to enforce safety over the Memorial Day weekend. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Kim Jenish)

Safety in season

To promote safety precautions, Coast Guard personnel from Sector Anchorage and Station Valdez visited the local community to educate boaters and conduct safety inspections during Memorial Day weekend.

Rear Adm. Dan Abel congratulates Petty Officer 2nd Class Jennifer Stubblefield, a reservist stationed at Station Valdez, for earning boatcrew qualifications. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Last Frontier: Alaska’s Reservists

If you take mobilizing on a moment’s notice to the unpredictable weather and conditions that are commonplace in the vastness of the Last Frontier, and add that to the Coast Guard’s motto of Always Ready, you get Alaska’s Coast Guard Reserve. It’s during adverse moments of amplified operational conditions reserve members are called upon to provide the Coast Guard with the necessary tools and additional staffing.

Coast Guard, state, industry prepare for the worst with 48-hour spill response exercise

A tank vessel strikes a barge in southern Prince William Sound. A report comes in that more than one million gallons of oil have spilled and spread across the waters of the Sound. Hundreds of personnel and response vessels need […]

Long Island, Qayak Chief rescue duck hunters in Prince William Sound

Coast Guard rescues three duck hunters near Whittier, Alaska

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island and a good Samaritan vessel rescued three members of a duck hunting expedition Saturday in Harrison Lagoon near Whittier. Two of the hunters overturned their canoe while trying to retrieve a […]

And now for the rest of the story

An Air Station Kodiak-based MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova was called upon to rescue four hunters whose boat sank and stranded them on a remote beach 13 miles northwest of Cordova Sept. 12, 2012. The helicopter crew […]