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 […]


Coast Guard members celebrate Earth Day

Story and photos by Seaman Erika Lindquist For the past six years, local Coast Guard shipmates have come together to take care of Coast Guard Island by cleaning the shoreline and protecting the local marine environment.  Unfortunately, the geographic position […]


America’s Volunteer Lifesavers – “Strong as an Aux”

Story by CDR DesaRae Janszen, D11 South Director of Auxiliary There we were.  It was December 7, 2013, a day that shall live in infamy, as team “Strong as an Aux” lined up in Malibu, Calif., to run the Malibu […]


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 […]


Differences matter

Story by Boatswain’s Mate Senior Chief Petty Officer Aaron Bretz, officer-in-charge, Station Bodega Bay The future of women in the Coast Guard is often talked about; concern for equal opportunity is constantly on the minds of leaders in the Coast […]


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 […]


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 […]


Culture and Community — Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma

Story by Lt. Cmdr. Travis S. Collier, TRACEN Petaluma Culture and Community — these were the two themes of the Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif., -based events honoring African-American History Month. The first event, held on Feb. 12, 2014, […]


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