James Wells was convicted in October of killing Electrician's Mate First Class James Hopkins and Richard Belisle.
The Coast Guard said it used helicopters, planes and a boat to look for the missing crew members for 20 hours.
Now in its 63rd year, Operation Santa Claus has become a rarity among National Guard units.
The fire broke out just after 11 p .m. Sunday in a four-unit housing structure on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.
Both vessels were damaged. The incident is under investigation.
The kit kept subjects reasonably warm for six hours in temperatures that dropped below minus 65.
The USCGC Healy has been conducting scientific research in the Arctic.
A jury has convicted a former U.S. Coast Guard civilian technician of murder and weapons charges.
Officials are in search of a new location to replace training on the Korean Peninsula.
Sailors are sweeping for explosives in the depths of frigid Arctic waters as they prepare for a new kind of fight.