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US Coast Guard Sector Anchorage


Bldg. 49000, Guard Rd., JBER, AK 99505

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage

USCG Sector Anchorage is a part of District 17 – within the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area. Sector Anchorage is headquartered out of Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson (IATA: EDF, ICAO: PAED, FAA LID: EDF) in Anchorage, AK.


Sector Anchorage is the Coast Guard’s largest sector in terms of geographic area, exercising authority in a jurisdiction extending through-out Western Alaska, The North Slope, and the Aleutian Islands through Prince William Sound.  Sector Anchorage has several subordinate units, which include Marine Safety Unit Valdez, several Marine Safety Detachments, several Cutters and an Aids To Navigation Team. Sector Anchorage’s missions include, but are not limited to: search and rescue, pollution prevention & response, waterways management, port security, vessel inspections, and investigations. In 2014, Sector Anchorage was relocated from downtown Anchorage to a state-of-the-art facility attached to the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.


During an average month, in the 17th District, the Coast Guard saves 22 lives; assists 53 people; reports and investigates 25 marine casualties; performs 74 living marine resource boardings; responds to 22 pollution incidents; services 93 buoys and fixed aids to navigation; conducts 13 security boardings and 22 security patrols; performs 143 commercial fishing vessel safety exams; saves over $1.65 million in property; teaches 375 kids about life jacket wear; and performs 95 marine inspections.

Arriving at USCG Sector Anchorage Headquarters
The closest major airport to Anchorage, Alaska is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC/PANC).

This airport is 6 miles from the center of Anchorage, AK.