Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017
A MH-65 helicopter crew deployed on the Cutter Alex Haley lands on deck during helicopter flight operations in the Chukchi Sea, Aug. 17, 2017. The cutter and helicopter crews are deployed to the Arctic Ocean in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2017. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded its annual Arctic Shield operations Monday with...

Coast Guard rescues 6 hunters on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 6 hunters on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued six hunters on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, Oct. 22, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued six hunters on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, Sunday. The Jayhawk helicopter crew located the five adults and one child 25 miles southeast of Savoonga on St....

Operation Arctic Shield 2016 ends as forward operating location closes in Kotzebue, Alaska

Operation Arctic Shield 2016 ends as forward operating location closes in Kotzebue, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Operation Arctic Shield 2016 concludes as Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews close Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, Monday. Air Station Kodiak crews were deployed to FOL Kotzebue during the summer months as part of Operation Arctic Shield, an annual operation that began in 2009. The aircrews responded to 22 cases, saving six lives and assisting five others,...

Coast Guard medevacs 65-year-old man from tug near Kotzebue, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs 65-year-old man from tug near Kotzebue, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter crew, foward deployed to Kotzebue, medevaced a 65-year-old male from the tug boat Drew Foss 57 miles south of Kotzebue, Friday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting emergency personnel in Kotzebue. 17th Coast Guard District command center watchstanders received a medevac request from Health Force Partners...

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering possible heart attack southeast of Barrow, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering possible heart attack southeast of Barrow, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew forward deployed in Kotzebue medevaced a crew member from the French cable laying vessel Isle De Sein approximately 80 miles southeast of Barrow Wednesday evening. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the injured crew member and safely transported him to Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Barrow. Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District...

Coast Guard assists in search for overdue hiker near Nome, Alaska

Coast Guard assists in search for overdue hiker near Nome, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, along with Alaska State Troopers, Nome Volunteer Fire Department and Bering Air, are searching for a 36-year-old male hiker who was reported overdue in the vicinity of East Fork of the Solomon River near Nome, Alaska, Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew deployed at Forward Operating Location Kotzebue and a Bering Air helicopter...

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...

Coast Guard initiates Arctic Shield 2013

Coast Guard initiates Arctic Shield 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District announced its Arctic Shield 2013 plans to protect the maritime community in the Arctic and to strengthen their partnerships with federal, state, local, tribal and community members Wednesday. “We are committed to having a sustained presence in the region,” said Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District. “As the nation’s lead...

Coast Guard Commandant visits Operation Arctic Crossroad personnel at Kotzebue

KOTZEBUE, Alaska – Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp Jr. and Sen. Mark Begich visit personnel involved with Operation Arctic Crossroads 2010 at Forward Operating Location Kotzebue Tuesday.