Chief Warrant Officer James Bride has spent his life at sea, making his way along the Alaskan coast, around the Pacific Rim and throughout the Atlantic basin. He has made moorings and anchorages from South America to the Arctic and from Tokyo to San Juan. That’s a lot of port calls and a lot of years. 20 years of sea duty to be exact.
If you’re looking for Alaskan adventure and gritty challenges, look no further than Coast Guard Cutter SPAR. Known as the “Aleutian Keeper,” the men and women aboard SPAR continuously brave every mission that comes their way – no easy feat while sailing the waters of the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea.
When you are going through a tough time or need a little help there is always someone you can depend on, whether it be a relative, loved one, neighbor or friend. When a member of the Coast Guard is going [...]
When Cadet 1st Class Hayley Feindel was in high school and it came time to decide her future, she – like many students – couldn’t narrow down what she wanted to do with her life. That all changed in 2005 [...]
With an increasing number of eyes on the Arctic, Coast Guardsmen spent 2011 testing capabilities, building partnerships and rapport with Native Alaskans and keeping a vigilant watch above the Arctic Circle in some of the most challenging marine operation environments on the planet.
Four hundred miles from the North Pole, ice began to break around a research camp, threatening the camp’s shelters. A Coast Guard aircrew from Kodiak, Alaska, launched to provide support for the camp and ensure the threat of breaking ice [...]
Hundreds will head out on the open ocean starting noon this Saturday on the hunt for 24 pounds of succulent goodness – It’s red king crab season! Red king crabs are the largest commercially harvested crabs, and the state of Alaska’s [...]
We are entering week five of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Every Monday, we are unveiling another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. [...]
We are entering week four of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Here is the fourth set of photos…
Last week, the Compass talked about an extensive search for three missing fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan found and rescued the three men about 180 miles off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas, yesterday. The [...]