Damage control station aboard the CGC Aspen

U.S. Naval Sea Cadets tour CGC Aspen

Story by Lt. j.g. Sapiano, photos by Chief Warrant Officer Sean Woodworth The rain was coming down in buckets and a cold wind was whipping across the San Francisco Bay, but that didn’t stop a dedicated group of Naval Sea […]


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 […]

Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Bemis, an aviation survival technician, puts a rescue harness on a child.

Air Station Humboldt Bay hosts local second-grade class

Children from Pacific Union Elementary School and their parents gathered around Coast Guardsmen to get a glimpse of the Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay base in Eureka, Calif. The volunteers were eager to educate their visitors on what the […]

47 in Surf

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 […]

Cadets from the California Maritime Academy learn seamanship aboard the training boat Golden Bear.  The Golden Bear serves as the primary training academy’s platform for cadets to apply technological skills introduced in the classroom and leadership skills acquired from their work assignments and responsibilities within the Corps of Cadets. Photo courtesy by California Maritime Academy

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 […]

ANT Humboldt bay members conduct buoy operations. Photo courtesy of ANT Humboldt Bay.

Conviction, Courage, and Command

I’m Seaman Lucinda Estrada. I’m assigned to the Aids to Navigation Team in Humboldt Bay. And I didn’t know it was unusual for a non-rate to become a Buoy Deck Supervisor (BDS) until the Standardization Team (STAN) visit. Becoming qualified […]

Senior Chief Petty Officer Mark Spillane fixes the Command Ashore insignia to the uniform of Chief Petty Officer Paul Wood.

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 […]

Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Kerry Karwan coaches her All-Navy Volleyball Team during a practice session. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry Dunphy

Coast Guardsman makes a bump on the All-Navy Volleyball team

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela Boehland, photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry Dunphy Kerry Karwan loves volleyball. She keeps one close to her at work. She has been playing competitively for the last 23 years and she […]

Master Chief Petty Officer C.R. "Rob" Bushey, D11 Command Master Chief, stands with crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay in 2012

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 […]

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