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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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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A dog’s life: New beginnings

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell One day she’ll be able to turn on that light switch that’s just out of your reach, or pick up the keys you accidentally dropped on the ground.  Or just […]


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A Coastie homecoming

Story by Andrew Gavelek, edited by PA3 Connie Terrell  It’s been 40 years since Gene Griffith last stepped aboard the San Diego-based 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell.  “I knew the 378’s were being decommissioned, so when I heard it was […]


Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Bemis, an aviation survival technician, puts a rescue harness on a child.

Air Station Humboldt Bay hosts local second-grade class

Children from Pacific Union Elementary School and their parents gathered around Coast Guardsmen to get a glimpse of the Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay base in Eureka, Calif. The volunteers were eager to educate their visitors on what the […]


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Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay – Then and Now

Story by Lt. Taylor Andrews  The Coast Guard Air Station responsible for the northern coast of California was established in the 1970s, but the airport’s history dates back to the early 1940s. In 1943, the U.S. Navy acquired land in […]


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Aids to Navigation Team assists with Fresnel lens removal

Story by Chief Petty Officer Casey Curry, Officer in Charge The Aids to Navigation Team in Los Angeles – Long Beach (ANT LA – LB) has only one Fresnel lens left in service, a statement that might make you ask, […]


A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from U.S. Coast Guard Station San Diego transits in San Diego Bay. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

Standing the watch in “America’s Finest City”

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Pless, edited by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Gawrelli   Known for its beautiful, sandy beaches, year-round mild, sunny weather and countless activities and attractions, San Diego is home to more than 3.1 million residents and […]


Command Master Chief Charles “Rob” Bushey (R) and Chief Petty Officer John Loftis, Surface Forces Logistics, test their dive gear in a swimming pool on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., August 20, 2013. Photo by Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Josue Mendez

“Survive your dive” – Coast Guard stresses proper planning and safety gear

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie When you look below the surface, there’s a lot involved in diving safety. Diving looks like a fun, adventurous activity. Fishing, exploring shipwrecks, or just enjoying the beauty of the ocean are […]


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