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Saving lives at the top of the world Saving lives at the top of the world
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander, 17th district, hands lifejackets to members of the Barrow, Alaska, community during a Kids Don't Float event at the Barrow...
Coast Guard medevacs two injured crewmen 220 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska Coast Guard medevacs two injured crewmen 220 miles...
An injured crewmember from the 728-foot cargo ship Cemtex Venture is transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, Feb....
Coast Guard pilot receives Distinguished Flying Cross in Kodiak, Alaska Coast Guard pilot receives Distinguished Flying Cross in...
Capt. Mark Morin, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, awards Lt. John Hess, an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot, with the...
Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters stranded on Chichagof Island near Sitka, Alaska Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters stranded on Chichagof...
Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Parra, a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Alaska, stands with boaters found at a cabin on Chichagof Island near Sitka...
Photo Release: Ketchikan, Alaska, designated as 'A Coast Guard City' Photo Release: Ketchikan, Alaska, designated as 'A Coast...
Coast Guard crewmembers from Base Ketchikan, Alaska, present colors at a ceremony hosted by the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce at the Ted Ferry Civic Center in...
Coast Guard rescues stranded snowmobiler near Juneau, Alaska Coast Guard rescues stranded snowmobiler near Juneau, Alaska
A snowmobile is buried in a snowbank after the operator becomes stranded near Dan Moeller Bowl on Douglas Island near Juneau, Alaska, Jan. 5, 2016. The man was...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Medevac of two injured crewmen from the 728-foot cargo ship Cemtex Venture Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Medevac of two injured...
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs two injured crewmen from the 728-foot cargo ship Cemtex Venture approximately 220...
Coast Guard Medevacs 2 Injured Crewmen 220 Miles Southeast of Kodiak, Alaska Coast Guard Medevacs 2 Injured Crewmen 220 Miles...
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs two injured crewmen from the 728-foot cargo ship Cemtex Venture approximately 220...
Lt. John Hess receives Distinguished Flying Cross Lt. John Hess receives Distinguished Flying Cross
Lt. John Hess receives the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Base Kodiak’s Billiken Theater, Feb. 5, 2016. Hess received the medal for his heroic...
Coast Guard Cutter Mustang: The Workhorse of Resurrection Bay Coast Guard Cutter Mustang: The Workhorse of...
Lt. Matthew Brinkley, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang, discusses the missions of the cutter, home-ported in Seward, Alaska. The Mustang is a...
Coast Guard monitors rescue of mariner 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska Coast Guard monitors rescue of mariner 400 miles south...
Motor vessel Tor Viking rescues a distressed mariner from his disabled 30-foot sailboat approximately 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, Oct. 20, 2015. The mariner...
Coast Guard Transitions Seasonal Forward Operating Locations in Alaska Coast Guard Transitions Seasonal Forward Operating...
Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska Air National Guard 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 249th Airlift Squadron load equipment onto a C-17...


Recent News Stories

Saving lives at the top of the world Saving lives at the top of the world
The Iñupiat of Barrow have a history on the waters of the Arctic that can be traced back 1,500 years. They owe their survival to the skills they’ve acquired...
A gift from The Great Land A gift from The Great Land
Just days before Halloween, Coast Guard members embraced a different holiday spirit as they joined the town of Seward, Alaska, in preparing the Capitol Christmas Tree...
Roanoke Island rendezvous with retirement Roanoke Island rendezvous with retirement
The Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island shrinks toward the horizon as family members gather on the pier to wave goodbye to the crew and cutter. After 23 years of...
Where no Coast Guardsman has gone before: Port Moller's Gentleman's Fleet Where no Coast Guardsman has gone before: Port Moller's...
There’s no denying the Coast Guard has an expansive presence in Alaska but, in a land as vast as The Last Frontier, it should be no surprise to learn there are...
High-Seas Driftnets: Destroyers of the Deep High-Seas Driftnets: Destroyers of the Deep
For Operation North Pacific Guard, USCGC Mellon combats illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing. For nearly a year, the net has been forgotten. The fishermen who...
Coast Guard monitoring response to grounded barge near Bethel, Alaska Coast Guard monitoring response to grounded barge near...
The Coast Guard is responding to a barge grounded on the Kongiganak River near Bethel Friday.


Recent Audio

Fishing vessel Kupreanof mayday call
The mayday of the fishing vessel Kupreanof from the Gulf of Alaska June 10, 2015. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued all four...
Deck Watch
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Oct. 23–30, 2014. Stories include: A rescue near Juneau, the importance of wearing a life jacket, Alaska Regional...
Deck Watch
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Oct. 16–23, 2014. Stories include: Rescue of a stranded boater, assistance of Canadian coast guard during a disabled...
Deck Watch
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Oct. 9–16, 2014. Stories include: Rescue of an overdue boater, rescue of two mariners from their capsized vessel near...
Deck Watch - Oct. 9, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Oct. 2–9, 2014. Stories include: Rescue of four stranded hunters; winter preparation; rescue of two plane crash...
Deck Watch
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2014. Stories include: Rescue of two overdue boaters; importance of filing a float plan; National...


Recent Publications

Alaska Bear - 03.01.2011
Alaska Bear - 03.01.2011
Alaska Bear is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 17th District. Spring 2011 issue.
Alaska Bear - 08.01.2010
Alaska Bear - 08.01.2010
Alaska Bear is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 17th District. Fall 2010 issue.
Alaska Bear - 06.01.2010
Alaska Bear - 06.01.2010
Alaska Bear is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 17th District. Summer 2010 issue.
Alaska Bear - 03.01.2010
Alaska Bear - 03.01.2010
Alaska Bear is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 17th District. Spring 2010 issue.
Alaska Bear - 01.01.2010
Alaska Bear - 01.01.2010
Alaska Bear is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 17th District. Winter 2010 issue.
Alaska Bear - 08.01.2009
Alaska Bear - 08.01.2009
Alaska Bear is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 17th District. Fall 2009 issue.