Commander Mark Vislay handed over the stick at Air Station Sitka to Commander William Lewin, in a ceremony this morning (Friday 6-10-16). Vislay praised his unit and urged them to "battle complacency."
A helicopter from Air Station Sitka rescued six people who had become stranded at White Sulfur Hot Springs, on Chichagof Island, on Tuesday (2-2-16).
In spite of everything, 2015 will be remembered as a good year in Sitka. It’s the year that the community’s faith, grit, and forward-thinking principles were put to the test. It's the year we met our better selves.
Four people are safe after their fishing tender sank off Cape Fairweather early Wednesday morning (6-10-15). A helicopter from Air Station Sitka hoisted the crew of the 80-foot tender Kupreanof, just as the vessel rolled and sank in six-foot seas near Lituya Bay.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a passenger from a charter fishing boat north of Sitka on Sunday night (5-24-15), after he reported chest pains.
Pete Melnick, the Operations Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, and Lance Ewers, the volunteer captain of Search and Rescue (SAR), share plans by to conduct a joint training operation this weekend and ongoing recruiting efforts. Melnick also shared safety reminders as boating season approaches. Downloadable audio.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a hiker early Saturday morning (4-11-15) after she went missing from a lodge on Chichagof Island.
The Coast Guard and the Sitka Fire and Police Departments joined forces last night (12-10-14) to assist a troller that was grounded near Rockwell Lighthouse.
John DeLong, the Sitka hunter rescued by the Coast Guard last Wednesday (11-19-14) spent a long, cold night under a tree before the helicopter came to hoist him to safety.
Twenty-one-year old Scott Kennedy was out hunting alone on Mt. Verstovia when he fell and his pistol discharged. The bullet lodged just above the knee. A helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted Kennedy aboard and delivered him to medical care.