Coast Guard continues search for potential crash survivors near Lituya Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard continues search for potential crash survivors near Lituya Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk File PhotoANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard and others are continuing the search Saturday for three potential survivors of a helicopter crash that occurred Friday near Lituya Bay. The helicopter crashed in the water approximately 100 yards from the shoreline of a beach about 3 miles east of Lituya Bay.The Coast Guard located sections of the crashed helicopter’s...

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts change of command ceremony
Capt. Sean Mackenzie (right) relieves Capt. Paul Albertson as commander of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage June 30, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Capt. Sean MacKenzie relieved Capt. Paul Albertson as commander of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage during a change of command and retirement ceremony Friday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. MacKenzie...

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, to conduct change of command

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, to conduct change of command
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Capt. Paul Mehler III will transfer command of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage to Capt. Paul Albertson during a change of command ceremony at the National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson July 8. Mehler has been the commanding officer of Sector Anchorage since 2012 and will retire from the Coast Guard upon transfering command of Sector Anchorage. The change of command...

Coast Guard, Air Force, Air National Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue boater near Anchorage, Alaska

Coast Guard, Air Force, Air National Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue boater near Anchorage, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Air Force, Alaska Air National Guard and the Alaska State Troopers partnered to rescue a man in a deflating raft in Cook Inlet between Fire Island and Kincaid Park Tuesday night. 211th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane and 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crews arrived on scene first, deployed...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner near Anchorage, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner near Anchorage, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska − The Coast Guard suspended the search for a 28-year-old man who fell into the water near the Port of Anchorage, Monday. Responders from multiple agencies including the Coast Guard, Anchorage Fire Department, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Air National Guard, Anchorage Police Department and Ted Stevens International Airport Police searched a 10-square mile area for approximately...

Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard train for Arctic emergencies

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard will perform joint training with the Alaska Air National Guard at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Thursday in preparation for a joint Arctic response exercise to be held in Barrow in July. The Coast Guard aircrew will be working with the Alaska National Guard pararescuemen in the proper way to safely deploy equipment and personnel from the plane. During Thursday’s...