Coast Guard names two new Coast Guard Cities in Alaska, Washington

Coast Guard names two new Coast Guard Cities in Alaska, Washington
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has designated the cities of Cordova, Alaska, and Westport, Washington, as Coast Guard Cities through 2024. A “Coast Guard City” designation highlights an enduring relationship a community has with its local Coast Guard facility and personnel. The Coast Guard values these connections and is proud to highlight the efforts these communities make to support the...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Sitkinak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man near Sitkinak Island, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing boat near Sitkinak Island, Wednesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the man who had sustained an arm injury, and transported him to awaiting EMS in Kodiak. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command...

Coast Guard medevacs injured hunter from Kodiak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured hunter from Kodiak Island, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medically evacuates an injured hunter from Kodiak Island, Alaska, Oct. 25, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medically evacuated an injured hunter from Kodiak Island, Friday. The aircrew landed in Deadman Bay near a public use cabin...

Air Station Kodiak medevacs Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett crewmember

Air Station Kodiak medevacs Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett crewmember
Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew medically evacuated a Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett (WHEC 726) crewmember from the ship near Kodiak, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the patient to awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel in Kodiak. At 10:00 a.m., District 17 Command...

Coast Guard aircrews rescue three people from Munson Island, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrews rescue three people from Munson Island, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard aircrews rescued three boaters who were severely hypothermic from Munson Island, Tuesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak safely transported them to the National Guard hanger in Bethel and transferred them to emergency medical service personnel, who took them...

Coast Guard demobilizes FOL Kotzebue, moves to Utqiagvik, Alaska

Coast Guard demobilizes FOL Kotzebue, moves to Utqiagvik, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew prepares to take off from the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage. KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilized the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Friday, and moved efforts to Utqiagvik, Alaska. The move is due to an impact to search and rescue...

Coast Guard crews provide coverage for Navy, Marine Corps Arctic exercise in Alaska

Coast Guard crews provide coverage for Navy, Marine Corps Arctic exercise in Alaska
Maritime Safety and Security Team members from Pacific Area units provide security in Seward Boat Harbor during the Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019, Sept. 16, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. F. McKenzie) JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard crews provided coverage for Navy and Marine Corps personnel participating in the Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues hunter after vessel sinks in Three Saints Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrew rescues hunter after vessel sinks in Three Saints Bay, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak recover a life raft during a law enforcement patrol near Three Saints Bay, Alaska, Sept. 18, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a hunter after his vessel sunk in Three Saints Bay, Tuesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger near Cordova, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew, forward deployed to Cordova, medically evacuated a cruise ship passenger near Cordova, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safely hoisted and transported the patient to commercial services for further high medical care. District 17 Command Center personnel...