Coast Guard Base Kodiak is the largest Coast Guard base in the country. It’s south of Kodiak city and supports several tenant commands in Kodiak and remote units throughout western Alaska.
The base is home to Air Station Kodiak, which operates HC-130 Hercules airplanes, MH-60 Jayhawk and HH-65 Dolphin helicopters. Cutters that call Kodiak home are the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WHEC-724), 270-foot Cutter Alex Haley (WMEC-39) and the 225-foot Cutter SPAR (WLB-206). Cutters are designed as multi-mission platforms to carry out the Coast Guard’s many safety, security and stewardship roles, some of which include enforcing federal laws at sea, conducting search and rescue operations and protecting homeland security.
Photo by Serine Reeves.