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The Slades of surf, salt and stations

Story and photo provided by Coast Guard Academy Cadet Hailey Thompson Bodega Bay, California, is a spectacular place. A turquoise lagoon surrounded by flowering bushes and scrub pines creates quite the backdrop for a Coast Guard surf station, which is one of […]


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Not in our town

Story provided by Chief Petty Officer Jason Miller Photos by Leigh Anne Stump As April ends, many will walk along to the next month’s awareness initiative. Before this month ends at midnight, and with it Sexual Assault Awareness Month, prevention and awareness for sexual assault must […]


Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Kellee Nolan, from Pacific Area, speaks during one of the coaching sessions held during the Women's Leadership Symposium at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif., Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena

2015 Women’s Leadership Symposium

Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena Since the late 1940s women have been serving and defending our nation with great pride, honor and valor. Ida Lewis, keeper of the Lime Rock Light, was credited with saving […]


Coast Guard Station Lake Taheo

Hardly a vacation

Story provided by Fireman Katherine Hays of Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe is nicknamed Station Vacation for its remote, pristine location and proximity to world-class ski resorts, but it may be more deserving of the […]


The Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill Hawksbill conducts safety zone enforcement for the San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 Air Show. 
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A fleet-footed legacy

Story by Lt. j.g. Amanda Faulkner, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco “It takes an endless amount of history to make a little tradition,” wrote Henry James, a late 19th century American writer. The Coast Guard carried on a naval tradition […]


The lanyard and boatswain's pipe from the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba in 1943 is on display at Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay. U.S. Coast GUard photo.

Station Humboldt Bay: Honoring the past

Story provided by Master Chief Petty Officer Jon Gagnon The officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay, Master Chief Petty Officer Jon Gagnon, received a unique piece of Coast Guard history July 25, 2014. A boatswain’s pipe and lanyard from […]


Coast Guard Station Monterey rescue boat training

A moment in Monterey

Story provided by Petty Officer Matthew Mcmahon The environment and caseload experienced by Coast Guard Station Monterey’s crew produces as much diversity in its mission as present in the populace they serve and protect. From the stoic cliff faces of Point Sur […]


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Training a comin’

Story by PA1 Bill Colclough; Thanks to Master Chief Petty Officer Christopher Wright for contributing information “COAST GUARD IN SHELTER COVE, THE SKIPPER IS HAVING A SEIZURE. HE’S BLEEDING FROM THE MOUTH. HE’S DYING!”  A seismic transmission over VHF-FM crackled distress […]


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Chasing a dream

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell Listening to the helicopter’s rotor blades slice through the night sky while watching his feet dangle above the turbulent water, the words “never quit,” repeated over and over in his head. Never […]


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Wrestling to his core

Story by: Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Moore Edited by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton wres•tling noun: The sport or activity of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground, typically according to […]


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