Damage control station aboard the CGC Aspen

U.S. Naval Sea Cadets tour CGC Aspen

Story by Lt. j.g. Sapiano, photos by Chief Warrant Officer Sean Woodworth The rain was coming down in buckets and a cold wind was whipping across the San Francisco Bay, but that didn’t stop a dedicated group of Naval Sea […]


The commercial fishing vessel Kim Thanh, which grounded on Ormond Beach in Oxnard, Calif., March 14, 2014.

Grounded!

Story by Lt. Jeff Fry and Petty Officer 1st Class Carl Jehle Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wayne Alleyne  The successful rescue of a master and crew from a vessel hard-aground seldom marks the end of Coast Guard involvement […]


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Ready, aim, fire!

Story by Lt. j.g Ryan Fox  It’s not often that Coasties have an opportunity to fire deck-mounted machine guns on land, but that’s exactly what the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Halibut did in late January during their semi-annual gunnery […]


An aviation survival technician practices hoisting manuevers beneath a Coast Guard helicopter. (Coast Guard photo)

A night like any other

Story by Lt. Jesse Keyser, edited by Public Affairs Specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie  The night of July 30, 2013, was a night like any in the San Francisco Bay Area – foggy, with a high probability of […]


Strength through diversity - the crew of Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay

Differences matter

Story by Boatswain’s Mate Senior Chief Petty Officer Aaron Bretz, officer-in-charge, Station Bodega Bay The future of women in the Coast Guard is often talked about; concern for equal opportunity is constantly on the minds of leaders in the Coast […]


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For the love of her country

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell When then-first lady Hillary Clinton told former Coast Guard SPAR Vivian McRae she was brave, McRae struggled to keep from laughing.  America was in the midst of World War II, but McRae […]


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WAVE after WAVE

 Story by Lt. Erin Chlum Women’s History Month provides an opportunity for service members to observe and honor a unique group: the WAVES National.  WAVES National was founded in 1979 in homage to the World War II Women Accepted for […]


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CGC Dorado’s newest cuttermen

Story by Lt. j.g Mark Tatara  Some in the Coast Guard say that “underway is the only way.”  The Coast Guard is among the finest sea-going services in the world, and the men and women who dedicate themselves to operating […]


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CGC Aspen – Multi-mission, multi-talented

 Story by Lt. Cmdr. Tom D’Arcy After netting a $2.4 million drug smuggling bust on their latest patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, homeported in San Francisco, Calif., continues to demonstrate versatility and commitment to keeping California’s […]


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Culture and Community — Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma

Story by Lt. Cmdr. Travis S. Collier, TRACEN Petaluma Culture and Community — these were the two themes of the Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif., -based events honoring African-American History Month. The first event, held on Feb. 12, 2014, […]


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