Tag Archives: Air Station Kodiak

Coast Guard Flies Hunter Back to City

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard located a missing hunter Saturday. According to a Coast Guard press release, the 41-year-old touched base with his hunting party at about 5 p.m. Friday. He was supposed to meet his companions near Selief Bay on Raspberry Island. He didn’t show up. At about 7 p.m., the hunting group called the Alaska State Troopers …

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Air Station Crew Tracks Down Crashed Missionaries

Three survivors aboard a downed Cessna 180 pose for a photo with the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew who rescued them near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. The three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White reported no injuries. …

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Cutter SPAR Disabled During Rescue Mission

In this still capture from a video provided by a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew, four crew members of the Lady Gudny are hoisted from the disabled fishing vessel adrift in the Bering Sea 230 miles east-southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2017. The Lady Gudny experienced fuel problems and exhausted its supply of fuel filters Jan. …

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Arctic Shield 2016 Wraps Up for Year

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Members of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak stationed in Kotzebue this summer are heading back to home base. On Monday the Coast Guard wrapped up Operation Arctic Shield 2016, a mission it undertakes during the summer months in order to speed up response time to locations across the state during the busy fishing season, specifically in the Alaskan …

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Two More Walrus Rescued from Arctic


Two Coast Guard crewmembers aboard a Kodiak-based HC-130 Hercules airplane transfer a baby walrus from the plane to an awaiting Air Force truck at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 30, 2012. Two baby walrus were rescued in Barrow and transported by the Coast Guard to the Anchorage area where they then transferred to an awaiting truck for transportation to the …

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Pelican Air Crew Honored for Heroic Rescue – 24 Years Ago


Cmdr. Joe Mattina, left, the aircraft commander aboard the HH-3F Pelican helicopter that saved the lives of two people aboard the fishing vessel Wayward Wind that sank in 1988, receives an Air Medal from Rear Adm. Thomas P. Ostebo during a ceremony at Air Station Kodiak, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Mattina and his crew conducted the rescue at a time …

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Rivera Takes Helm of Air Station Kodiak


Capt. William C. Deal, left, retiring commanding officer of Air Station Kodiak, turns command over to Capt. Melissa L. Rivera at a ceremony held at Air Station Kodiak Friday, as Rear Adm. Thomas P. Ostebo looks on. Before coming to Kodiak, Rivera most recently served as executive officer for two years at Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico.U.S. Coast Guard photo …

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New Air Station Commander Takes Over Friday

Jay Barrett/KMXT Not long after 10 Friday morning there will be a new commander at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. That’s when Captain Melissa Rivera will relieve the retiring Captain Bill Deal in a change of command ceremony in Hangar 3. This is Rivera’s third tour in Alaska and her second in Kodiak. A 21-year veteran of the Coast Guard, …

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