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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


Shipmate of the Week – OSCS Douglas Samp

America’s ports – both coastal and inland – are communities bustling with energy and action. In any given day a boater and his family may be lost at sea; a cargo ship with millions of dollars worth of cargo needs […]


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