Coast Guard wraps up 2021 task force initiative in Arctic, Western Alaska

Coast Guard wraps up 2021 task force initiative in Arctic, Western Alaska
Petty Officer 2nd Class Craig Bennett, a marine science technician with the Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force (MSTF), inspects a fuel oil storage facility in Teller, Alaska, July 20, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. F. McKenzie. By Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn ANCHORAGE, Alaska — 2021 marked a milestone for the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Task Force...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force returns from Bristol Bay

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force returns from Bristol Bay
Coast Guard inspectors returned to Anchorage June 25, 2021, after a two-week deployment to Bristol Bay, conducting missions in support of the region’s commercial fishing season. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard inspectors with the Marine Safety Task Force (MSTF) returned to Anchorage June 25 after a two-week deployment to Bristol Bay, conducting missions in support...

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue aircraft near Kake, Alaska

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue aircraft near Kake, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard along with multiple agencies and volunteers continue the search for an overdue aircraft with three people aboard 20 miles west of Kake, Alaska, Wednesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa and a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew continue the search, along with a Juneau-based Alaska Army...

Coast Guard, Alaska ANG deliver supplies for forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska

Coast Guard, Alaska ANG deliver supplies for forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska
Tech. Sgt. Tom Hough (right), a loadmaster assigned to the 249th Airlift Squadron with the Alaska Air National Guard, signals to raise a pallet of equipment and supplies to load onboard a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak in Kodiak, Alaska, June 19, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough. ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard and the...

Coast Guard opens forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska

Coast Guard opens forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard opened its seasonal forward operating location in Kotzebue Friday in preparation for the anticipated increase of maritime activities in Western Alaska and the Bering Strait. FOL Kotzebue, part of Coast Guard Arctic Shield 2013, will consist of one Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter with supporting air and ground crews, and will be based...