ANT San Diego and the Colorado River “Mardi Gratta”

  Story by Petty Officer 1st Class James Coleman Question: What do Mardi Gras, the Arizona desert and the U.S. Coast Guard have in common? Answer:  the 7th Annual Bullhead City River Regatta. An estimated 29,000 people rafted along a […]


Cleanup on aisle ‘shoreline’

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart When oil spills occur, the Coast Guard assigns trained personnel to survey the scene, protect the environment and conduct evaluations.  The Coast Guard specifically employs the Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment […]


From California to Korea: Coast Guard Auxiliarist provides vital skills for exercise

Edited by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Gawrelli and Lt. Eric VanVelzen What happens when the next major hurricane hits, sparking a massive search and rescue effort or another big oil spill occurs and the Coast Guard needs to quickly […]


Your health and safety — our only concern

By Eric Eltinge, AUX, HSWL San Pedro Have you ever been concerned about hazards in your workplace?  Do your lower back, wrists, or eyes hurt at the end of a long work day?  Do you work in a noisy environment […]


CGC Tern – Acta non Verba

Story by Cadet 1/c Alex Rennie Acta non Verba, which is Latin for “action not words,” is a fitting motto for the Coast Guard Cutter Tern, a multi-mission 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in San Francisco, Calif.  When the crew […]


Riders on The Storm – Patrolling and protecting the seas

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Painter  Coast Guard units throughout the country are “located” within the communities they serve.  Nowhere is that more true than on Doran Beach State Park in Bodega Bay, Calif.  Because of its location, […]


Float plans – Safety can’t get any easier

Post by Senior Chief Petty Officer Doug Samp I want to tell you about the most useful safety device available today.  When you’re going through your underway checklist, this item should be the first and last thing you mark off. It’s […]


Marine Safety Detachment Humboldt Bay – Serving the Lost Coast

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Bryan Alexander Somewhere behind the Redwood Curtain, six hours north of San Francisco and a few hours south of the Oregon border lies a small Coast Guard unit many have never heard of — […]


Shifting lanes – Coast Guard members observe ‘Bike to Work’ Day

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart Coast Guard members stationed at Base Alameda, Calif., helped out at an energizer station at the entrance of Coast Guard Island for the cycling community in support of “Bike to Work […]


California’s Keeper Recovers Drifting Buoy

Story by Lt. Collin R. Bronson The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, working with the National Data Buoy Center, recently recovered a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather data buoy approximately 100 miles west of San Diego, […]


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