The Slades of surf, salt and stations

Story and photo provided by Coast Guard Academy Cadet Hailey Thompson Bodega Bay, California, is a spectacular place. A turquoise lagoon surrounded by flowering bushes and scrub pines creates quite the backdrop for a Coast Guard surf station, which is one of […]

Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Kellee Nolan, from Pacific Area, speaks during one of the coaching sessions held during the Women's Leadership Symposium at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif., Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena

2015 Women’s Leadership Symposium

Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena Since the late 1940s women have been serving and defending our nation with great pride, honor and valor. Ida Lewis, keeper of the Lime Rock Light, was credited with saving […]

A Cutter Hawksbill crewmember (left) receives training to maneuver the 87-footer's small boat through the Hawksbills's stern gate on Monterey Bay. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The mighty Hawksbill

Story provided by Master Chief Petty Officer Louis Coleman and Chief Petty Officer Phillip Dawalt, command cadre, Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill, a Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Monterey, California, has room for 12 members, […]

The lanyard and boatswain's pipe from the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba in 1943 is on display at Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay. U.S. Coast GUard photo.

Station Humboldt Bay: Honoring the past

Story provided by Master Chief Petty Officer Jon Gagnon The officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay, Master Chief Petty Officer Jon Gagnon, received a unique piece of Coast Guard history July 25, 2014. A boatswain’s pipe and lanyard from […]

The sun sets over the moored Motor Lifeboats of Coast Guard Station Morro Bay.

Station Morro Bay

Story by Fireman Daniel Rinear, cremwmber of Coast Guard Station Morro Bay Coast Guard Station Morro Bay is unique in that we are one of only 20 surf stations in the Coast Guard, and the southernmost at that! What this […]


Chasing a dream

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell Listening to the helicopter’s rotor blades slice through the night sky while watching his feet dangle above the turbulent water, the words “never quit,” repeated over and over in his head. Never […]

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Wrestling to his core

Story by: Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Moore Edited by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton wres•tling noun: The sport or activity of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground, typically according to […]

Seaman Ryan Huber conducts surface swimmer training May 21, 2014.

The Barracuda Swimmer

Story by: Seaman Ryan Huber Edited/posted by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton   My name is Ryan Huber; I am a seaman aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda. When I first arrived, I wrote about my experience in the […]

LT. Barron Lacy takes a free-throw shot in the 1st quarter of the Base Alameda instrumental basketball championship game, Thursday, April 4, 2014. Photo by PA3 Adam Stanton

Sports: A key to character

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Davenport, photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton The word “contend” is used in a number of ways by members of the Coast Guard.  Some religious adherents contend for spiritual reward while lobbyists […]


Rescuing the rescuer

Story and photos by PA3 Connie Terrell  On an average day, the U.S. Coast Guard conducts 109 search and rescue cases, saves 10 lives and assists 192 people in distress. But what happens when one of their own needs rescuing? […]

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