Coast Guard Sector Anchorage awarded Bud Sparks Award

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage awarded Bud Sparks Award
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage was awarded the 2021 Rear Adm. Bennett “Bud” Sparks award for the under 100 reservist assigned category during a ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Nov. 5, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage has been awarded the 2021 Rear Adm. Bennett “Bud” Sparks...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force operates out of Bethel, Alaska

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force operates out of Bethel, Alaska
Three Civil Air Patrol Pilots, three Alaska Army National Guard aircrew members and six Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force members from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage take a moment for a group photo in Bethel Alaska, August 29, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard members from Sector Anchorage returned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force operates out of Nome

Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force operates out of Nome
Ens. Adrian Arcia (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Dawson (center) fly with an Alaska Army National Guard aircrew aboard an UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter out of Nome, Alaska, July 30, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard members from Sector Anchorage returned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wednesday after conducting...

Coast Guard hosts Senior Leader Arctic Orientation

Coast Guard hosts Senior Leader Arctic Orientation
Lt. Cmdr. Michelle Cosenza (right), a helicopter pilot from Air Station Kodiak, speaks with a group of senior leaders from Washington, D.C., Coast Guard Pacific Area, 17th Coast Guard District, and Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, during a site visit at a forward-operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska, July 19, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. F. McKenzie. ANCHORAGE,...

Coast Guard ready to respond after Anchorage earthquake

Coast Guard ready to respond after Anchorage earthquake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Alaska units and personnel remain ready to respond after an earthquake Friday in Anchorage. Personnel from the Port of Alaska in Anchorage are currently assessing the facility for potential damage, and the Coast Guard is working with all its port partners to understand the extent of possible damage throughout the region. The Port of Anchorage remains open to inbound...

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...