Super Bowl 50

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena Behind all the glitz and glamour of Super Bowl 50 festivities, a group of highly-trained individuals worked to keep San Francisco’s waterways safe for mariners – the Coast Guard. This year’s Super […]

A fleet-footed legacy

Story by Lt. j.g. Amanda Faulkner, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco “It takes an endless amount of history to make a little tradition,” wrote Henry James, a late 19th century American writer. The Coast Guard carried on a naval tradition […]

Teamwork: Above, Below and Beyond

Story by Lt Marshall Burtt, Coast Guard Air Station San FranciscoThe sun was setting as the USS Shoup, a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke Class destroyer steamed toward San Francisco still more than 80 miles offshore.  A sailor on board was […]


Story by Lt. Jeff Fry and Petty Officer 1st Class Carl Jehle Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wayne Alleyne  The successful rescue of a master and crew from a vessel hard-aground seldom marks the end of Coast Guard involvement […]

Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach Boarding Team – Leading the way

Story by Lt. j.g. Lauren Gonzales “Every time I would look at the cameras after a call for assistance …I saw a group of Coasties, the Blue Mist, sprinting to help.“ -Jim McDonnell, Chief of the Long Beach Police Department, referring […]

Cutter Boutwell’s crew stretches their sea legs

Story By: LTJG Andrew Gavelek ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of the San Diego-based Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell stretched their sea legs, hosting a 5- and 10-kilometer race with the Costa Rican Coast Guard in the port of Golfito, Costa […]

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 […]

The spirit of the Jarvis lives on

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Wright  My first day back aboard the boat since the transfer, I noticed that all the uniforms around me were black, not blue. It was a strange sensation to salute a foreign flag […]

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 — […]