Coast Guard medevacs elderly woman from Sitka-based fishing vessel

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew from Air Station Sitka safely medevaced a 83-year old woman reportedly suffering from symptoms of a stroke off the Sitka-based 44-foot fishing vessel Annie B in the vicinity of Gedney Harbor 53 miles southeast of Sitka Saturday at 5:15 a.m.

Alaskan Congressional Delegation Calls on Homeland Security Secretary to Request Replacement of the Lost HH-60 Helicopter

Washington, D.C. – Alaska’s congressional delegation today wrote to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano urging her to request funding to replace the recently lost HH-60 helicopter from Air Station Sitka.

Coast Guard Kodiak-based aircrew medevacs Sitka resident to Anchorage

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew aboard a HC-130 Hercules aircraft medevaced a 55-year-old Sitka resident reportedly suffering from symptoms of kidney failure from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral for Coast Guard Petty Officer Killed in Sitka Crash to be held in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska. – A funeral is scheduled for Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Brett Banks at the National Cemetery on Fort Richardson at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Coast Guard remembers crew of CG6017

SITKA, Alaska – Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hosted a memorial service for the aircrew of Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter CG6017 Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Coast Guard providing live webcast of Sitka memorial services

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has established a web address to provide a live webcast of the Coast Guard’s memorial service for the crew of CG-6017 scheduled for 2 p.m.Tuesday at Air Station Sitka.

Memorial service scheduled for Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew Tuesday

JUNEAU, Alaska. – Coast Guard Air Station Sitka is hosting a memorial service for the aircrew of Coast Guard MH-60 6017 Tuesday at 2 p.m.

updated with photos: Coast Guard Identifies Crew of Crashed MH-60 Helicopter

SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard has identified the one survivor and three crew members who lost their lives, Wednesday, after their MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crashed in the waters off of James Island, near La Push, Wash.

Loss of Coast Guard Aircraft 6017

Posted from ADM Papp’s All Hands e-mail of 7/7/2010: Shipmates, It is with deep regret and sadness that I report the crash of CG6017 today along the coast near La Push, WA. CG6017, flown by a four person crew from Air Station Sitka, was in transit from Astoria, Oregon, to Sitka, Alaska. A multi-agency search and rescue effort located the four crewmembers; one was severely injured and three were deceased. Continue...