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 […]


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 […]


Station Vallejo – Summertime Search and Rescue

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Kirstin MacLean  Summertime is upon us, and with it comes warmer weather, longer days and SAR (Search and Rescue) season, the Coast Guard’s busiest time of year.  Coast Guard Station Vallejo, nestled in the […]


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, […]


CGC Petrel’s crew lends time and effort to those in need

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry Dunphy  Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Petrel, homeported in San Diego, Calif., participated in a Habitat for Humanity home build to assist a needy family.  While the ship is in port for […]


Brothers from different mothers

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart  Siblings fight.  Siblings play with each other and siblings love each other.  The former crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau — now the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis — consider […]


Getting people out of bad situations

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie and Petty Officer 1st Class Rachel Polish Petty Officer 3rd Class Ernie Child, an Aviation Survival Technician, has been on the job for two years.  This is his first tour at Air […]


Serving to serve you – CMC Charles “Rob” Bushey

Post by CMC Charles “Rob” Bushey Greetings from Coast Guard Island, the home of the 11th Coast Guard District command and senior staff. Over the past eight months, Rear Adm. Schultz and I have had the pleasure of visiting each […]


Recognizing the best in others

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart The 2012 Active Duty and Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year for the 11th Coast Guard District region were honored during a recognition banquet Friday, at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. The […]


CGC Dorado – Serving locally and ready to deploy

Story by Seaman Mark Bollinger It’s been an exciting year aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dorado; 2012 was filled with firsts and more than a few exciting adventures for the crew. While the waters of Northern California provide the Dorado’s […]


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