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Coast Guard 17th District commander speaks at Arctic summit in Anchorage, Alaska Coast Guard 17th District commander speaks at Arctic...
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, 17th District commander, addresses attendees to the GLACIER Arctic Summit in Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 31, 2015. Abel and other...
Overflight of wildfire in Chiniak, Alaska Overflight of wildfire in Chiniak, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew conducts an overflight with Kodiak City Fire Department Chief Jim Mullican of a wildfire in Chiniak on Kodiak Island,...
Coast Guard Station Juneau conducts flare training Coast Guard Station Juneau conducts flare training
Seaman Apprentice Eugene Driggers, a member of Coast Guard Station Juneau’s deck department, makes sure the rest of the crew is prepared before he sets off a...
Coast Guard, officials conduct landslide damage assessment of Sitka, Alaska Coast Guard, officials conduct landslide damage...
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker assesses the extent of damages caused by landslides in Sitka, Alaska, during an overflight aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60...
Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley contributes to Operation Arctic Shield 2015 Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley contributes to Operation...
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley patrols the North Pacific in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2015. The main objective of Operation Arctic Shield is to...
Coast Guard member speaks at Safety in the Arctic event Coast Guard member speaks at Safety in the Arctic event
Rear Adm. Dan Abel, Coast Guard 17th District commander, speaks at the Northern American Marine Environment Protection Association's Safety in the Arctic event in...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Cutter Healy participates in SAR exercise Coast Guard Cutter Healy participates in SAR exercise
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew operates in the Arctic Ocean during a search and rescue exercise July 14, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class...
Coast Guard, Partners Conduct Oil Spill Exercise in Kotzebue, Alaska Coast Guard, Partners Conduct Oil Spill Exercise in...
Coast Guard personnel and members of partner state and local agencies talk about their participation in an oil spill recovery exercise in Kotzebue, Alaska. The...
Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Hiker from Afognak Island, Alaska Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Hiker from Afognak Island,...
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs an injured hiker from Afognak Island near Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 9, 2015. The hiker was taken to emergency medical...
Coast Guard Rescues Two Aboard Disabled Vessel near Togiak, Alaska Coast Guard Rescues Two Aboard Disabled Vessel near...
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescues two mariners from the disabled fishing vessel Yo Yo near Togiak, Alaska, Aug. 9, 2015. The man and woman were...
Coast Guard Cutter Healy Arctic 2015 Part 1 Coast Guard Cutter Healy Arctic 2015 Part 1
Capt. Jason Hamilton, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Healy, talks about the cutter's missions in the Arctic this year. Video by Lt. Anastacia Visneski.
Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Kodiak, Alaska Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Kodiak,...
An Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists an ailing passenger from a cruise ship approximately 70 miles east of Kodiak Island, July 22,...


Recent News Stories

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.
Coast Guard Cutter SPAR buoys waterways, tribal partnership near Bethel, Alaska Coast Guard Cutter SPAR buoys waterways, tribal...
With ongoing missions throughout Alaska, it is important for Coast Guard members to understand the native cultures in Alaskan villages. With that in mind, the crew of...
Always ready at port or sea Always ready at port or sea
The 83-foot fishing tender New St. Joseph sat moored at the Cordova, Alaska, Harbor. The hull rested low in the water, the railing even with the dock. A crew member...


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.