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Memorial Service for CG 6017

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Earlier today, the Coast Guard said goodbye to three of its own. In a memorial service held in the hangar at Air Station Sitka, LCDR (select) Sean Krueger, AMT1 Adam Hoke and AMT2 Brett Banks were honored for making the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation.

UPDATE: Remembering CG 6017

Friday, July 9, 2010

UPDATE: While the Coast Guard will be providing a means for on-duty service members to view the memorial service, we are releasing the following web links for viewing by the public. The CG 6017 Memorial Service will be webcast for the public here and/or here and will begin at approximately 2 p.m. (Alaska)/ 3 p.m. (Pacific)/ 6 p.m. (Eastern) tomorrow afternoon.

Update 1 – Loss of Coast Guard Aircraft 6017

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I want to update the Coast Guard family on the status of the crew of CG6017. I am deeply saddened to inform you that the three fatalities in yesterday’s mishap are LT Sean Krueger, AMT1 Adam Hoke, and AMT2 Brett Banks. The fourth air crewmember, LT Lance Leone, survived the crash and is currently recovering from injuries.

Online tribute to crew of CG-6017

Thursday, July 8, 2010

On behalf of the Coast Guard family, we at Coast Guard Compass want to thank all of you for the outpouring of support and prayers following the tragic loss of three Coast Guardsmen when CG 6017 crashed off the coast […]

Loss of Coast Guard Aircraft 6017

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the officers and crew of Air Station Sitka and their families. Our immediate focus is on providing the necessary care and support to the families of the crew and their shipmates. We will dispatch every resource and provide support services required to meet their needs. The Seventeenth District Commander, RADM Colvin, is headed to Air Station Sitka to stand by our shipmates and their families.

Refocused, committed, poised for mission success

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Behind the helm of a small boat, on the bridge of a cutter or at the controls of an aircraft is a skilled member of the United States Coast Guard. Whether patrolling the high seas or standing watch ashore, Coast Guard men and women are the heart of operations; their diverse talents and backgrounds enable mission success.

Adm. Papp makes adjustments to Coast Guard forces in Alaska

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Adm. Bob Papp

This post is last in a series about Adm. Bob Papp’s visit last week to Alaska and the Arctic. While America is a maritime nation, Alaska is one of its most maritime states. The waters here are legendary for their […]

Coast Guard Foundation supports Pacific Northwest units

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Coast Guard Foundation logo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ademide Adedokun.

Written by Anne B. Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. Last night, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp joined personnel from across the 13th Coast Guard District for the Coast Guard Foundation Pacific Northwest awards dinner. It was an inspiring celebration […]

Latest Coast Guard Magazine online

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Coast Guard Magazine

Post contributed by Coast Guard Magazine Editor, Chief CC Clayton. The latest issue of Coast Guard Magazine is hot off the press! Can’t wait to get your hands on a hard copy? The latest issue can be viewed and downloaded […]

Grand Haven National Memorial Service

Monday, August 9, 2010


The seven crew members aboard Coast Guard aircraft 1705 when it was lost during a search and rescue case in 2009 and a petty officer lost while conducting a dive in 2004 were formally remembered during a National Memorial Service at Escanaba Park in Grand Haven, MI, Friday. Family members of the fallen, Coast Guard personnel, Canadian representatives and the citizens of Grand Haven were in attendance to pay tribute.

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