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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Station Channel Islands Harbor commemorates the Coast Guard’s 223rd birthday

Story by Lt. Chris Miller Two hundred twenty-three years ago this month, the U.S Coast Guard was born. What began as, “a few armed vessels, judiciously stationed at the entrances of our ports,” grew into what we know today as […]


Maritime Academy prepares future Coast Guardsmen

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Meserve-Nibley The Coast Guard needs skilled individuals to bring unique experiences and training into the service. As such, the Coast Guard is heavily invested in a number of programs available to cadets at […]


Coast Guard Auxiliary training team reaches a milestone

Story by Auxiliarist Julia Dye  To effectively train its rotary wing air crews, the U.S. Coast Guard has always relied upon surface crews to provide support. This training, which involves hoisting from boats to improve proficiency in core rescue procedures, […]


Behind the scenes – an AST at a fixed-wing station

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Simon Ochoa If you were to ask most Coast Guard members what an aviation survival technician does, they’d probably explain how we jump out of helicopters and rescue people in distress.  But I’m based […]


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