Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters decommissioned after 36 years of service in Alaska
A U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr., attends an Air Station Kodiak ceremony to retire the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter airframe in the Arctic region April 23, 2024. The primary mission of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak is to provide aircraft and crews in support of the Coast Guard's core missions which include: Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, covering 4 million square miles including the Gulf of Alaska, Bristol Bay, Bering Sea, and the Pacific Ocean above 40N latitude; Enforcement of Laws and Treaties (ELT), primarily focused on the nation's most active fisheries; logistical support of isolated D17 units; Marine Environmental Protection (MEP); Aids to Navigation (ATON); Military Defense; disaster control services and relief; and assistance to numerous local, state, and federal agencies. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Ian Gray)

Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Ian Gray |  VIRIN: 240423-G-TR299-1004.JPG