2015 Videos of the Year: Air Station Kodiak rescue

2015 Videos of the Year: Air Station Kodiak rescue

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists three people from a disabled fishing vessel in Bristol Bay near Togiak, Alaska. This rescue highlights the complexity that an aircrew faces from the time of notification to case completion, and the many variables that when realized, can change the response required.


Bringing morale to the Coast Guard in Alaska: Country-style

The United Service Organization and American300 team recently visited Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska. Kodiak was one of six Coast Guard communities that the group visited during their trip to Alaska. “This was a great tour that we went on,” said Lucas Hoge. “To see the Coast Guard in action, get to know them and see what they do has been great. I’d like to thank them from the bottom of my heart.”

women in command

Women in command

2013 marked an unprecedented year in Coast Guard aviation with four of its 28 aviation units commanded by women. Prior to these assignments, the service had, at most, only one female aviator in command at a time. The first was retired Vice Adm. Vivien Crea who assumed command of Air Station Detroit in 1992. Following the trail blazed by Crea, the women who fill these roles today are as diverse as the aircraft they fly and the missions their units execute every day.