Mailing Address

Commanding Officer
P.O. BOX 190657
Kodiak, AK 99619

Telephone Number

 Phone: (907) 487-5616

"The Bulldog of the Bering"


Photo of CGC Alex Haley

Congratulations on your orders to CGC ALEX HALEY – the Bulldog of the Bering!! 

We are extremely proud of our one-of-a-kind ship operating in one of the most amazing areas on earth.  Your service aboard ALEX HALEY will give you amazing sea stories unlike anywhere else in the Coast Guard.  Our primary missions are search and rescue, living marine resource enforcement, and national defense in the Bering Sea, including protection of a $14 billion Bering Sea fishing industry. Expect to spend an average of 60 days underway, followed by 60 days inport, although our actual schedule fluctuates depending on operational commitments and other factors. 

The cutter’s homeport in Kodiak, AK is co-located with CG Base Kodiak, one of the largest operational bases in the Coast Guard. The base is also the homeport of CGC CYPRESS (WLB 210). Air Station Kodiak is home to two hangars that house and service the C-130 fixed wing aircraft, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.

Common Destinations/Ports of Call:
ALEX HALEY primarily operates in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, including the Maritime Boundary Line with Russia, the Aleutian Island Chain (including Dutch Harbor and Adak), and even as far north as the Arctic Circle. Occasionally, the cutter will venture as far west as the Sea of Japan, and as far south as San Diego or Hawaii.

Ratings Onboard:
GM, BM, YN, OS, MK, SK, ET, CS, IT, DC, HS, EM, and ME

Welcome Aboard Messages:
Welcome aboard messages are sent to each new shipmate, including recruits. Upon receiving orders, you will also be granted access to our internal Welcome Aboard SharePoint page, where we provide specific guidance and tips to make your PCS as smooth as possible. 

Photo of MH65 Helicopter Overhead of CGC Alex Haley