Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns home from Alaska patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns home from Alaska patrol
A Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter sits on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball awaiting its next flight, in the Chukchi Sea, Sept. 5, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756), which encountered a formation of Russian and Chinese naval ships near Alaska in September, returned to its Honolulu homeport, Friday. The Kimball and its crew covered...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from Canadian icebreaker

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from Canadian icebreaker
Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew medically evacuated a 24-year-old female crewmember from a Canadian Coast Guard vessel located 200 miles northeast of Utqiagvik, Alaska, Wednesday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 2:15 a.m., safely hoisted and transported the patient and medical personnel to...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from vessel south of Kodiak

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from vessel south of Kodiak
Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a crewmember from the vessel Palona, approximately 450 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska, on Tuesday. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 11:00 p.m. and safely hoisted and transported the patient to Kodiak, where they conducted a wing-to-wing transfer...

Coast Guard returns from Typhoon Merbok response in Western Alaska

Coast Guard returns from Typhoon Merbok response in Western Alaska
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Houvener (center) and Petty Officer 2nd Class Hamilton Cleverdon greet a representative in the community of Diomede, Alaska, Sept. 21, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tobias Hofmann) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage members returned to Anchorage Monday after response efforts in 32 Arctic and Western Alaska communities...

Coast Guard encounters Russian and Chinese military in Bering Sea

Coast Guard encounters Russian and Chinese military in Bering Sea
A Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crewmember observing a foreign vessel in the Bering Sea, September 19, 2022. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew on a routine patrol in the Bering Sea encountered a People’s Republic of China Guided Missile Cruiser, Renhai CG 101, sailing approximately 75 nautical miles north of Kiska Island, Alaska, September 19, 2022. The Kimball crew later identified...

Coast Guard aircrews conduct 2 medevacs near Kotzebue

Coast Guard aircrews conduct 2 medevacs near Kotzebue
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, operates in Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, Alaska. Coast Guard file photo by Lt. Scott Kellerman. KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard aircrews medically evacuated three hunters during two separate cases near Kotzebue, Alaska, this week. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew, forward deployed to Kotzebue, medevaced a 38-year-old...

Coast Guard responding following western Alaska storm

Coast Guard responding following western Alaska storm
An aerial view taken during a search and rescue and damage assessment in Shishmaref, Alaska, shows the damage caused by Typhoon Merbok, on Sept. 18, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Gray. ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard, state and local agencies are responding to impacted communities following a historic storm that battered Alaska’s western coast over the weekend. An...

Coast Guard medevacs boy after vessel runs aground near Kotzebue

Coast Guard medevacs boy after vessel runs aground near Kotzebue
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard medevaced a boy after his vessel ran aground in Deering, approximately 60 miles southwest of Kotzebue, Monday evening. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and landed near the vessel at 9:40 p.m., embarked the 15-year-old boy, and transported him to...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Hinchinbrook, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Hinchinbrook, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man from the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, approximately 12 nautical miles south of Hinchinbrook, Alaska, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at approximately 1:09 p.m., hoisted the patient and staff nurse, and transported...