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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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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 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 […]


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Remembering the Fallen

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie On Tuesday, October, 29, 2013, Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento held a remembrance ceremony to honor the flight crews of Coast Guard C-130 1705, and Vengeance 38, a Marine Corps AH-IW Cobra […]


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BM2 Victoria Taylor – the Coast Guard’s newest Surfman

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie Victoria Taylor, a Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay, was recently designated a Coast Guard Surfman, the highest qualification a coxswain (small-boat driver) can achieve in the Coast […]


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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, […]


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Crew inspired by reality represents Coast Guard in fiction

Story by Lt. j.g. Kristyn Grier Most of us can remember where we were and what we were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001.  It was a day that changed the history of our country and a day […]


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