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 […]


Grounded!

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 […]


Ready, aim, fire!

Story by Lt. j.g Ryan Fox  It’s not often that Coasties have an opportunity to fire deck-mounted machine guns on land, but that’s exactly what the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Halibut did in late January during their semi-annual gunnery […]


A night like any other

Story by Lt. Jesse Keyser, edited by Public Affairs Specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie  The night of July 30, 2013, was a night like any in the San Francisco Bay Area – foggy, with a high probability of […]


For the love of her country

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell When then-first lady Hillary Clinton told former Coast Guard SPAR Vivian McRae she was brave, McRae struggled to keep from laughing.  America was in the midst of World War II, but McRae […]


WAVE after WAVE

 Story by Lt. Erin Chlum Women’s History Month provides an opportunity for service members to observe and honor a unique group: the WAVES National.  WAVES National was founded in 1979 in homage to the World War II Women Accepted for […]


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 […]


CGC Aspen – Multi-mission, multi-talented

 Story by Lt. Cmdr. Tom D’Arcy After netting a $2.4 million drug smuggling bust on their latest patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, homeported in San Francisco, Calif., continues to demonstrate versatility and commitment to keeping California’s […]


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 […]


Boutwell’s crew finds its balance

Story by Lt. j.g. Andrew Gavelek The crew of the San Diego-based Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, recently-returned from a deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, has taken part in a lot of unique experiences since before the holidays.  Between the […]


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