Super Bowl 50

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena Behind all the glitz and glamour of Super Bowl 50 festivities, a group of highly-trained individuals worked to keep San Francisco’s waterways safe for mariners – the Coast Guard. This year’s Super […]


Fire at sea: Wake-up call averts a mariner’s nightmare

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena On the evening of July 27, 2015, while much of the public attention was focused on thousands of firefighters battling wildfires in the western United States, the crew of a 738-foot Maltese […]


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 […]


Not in our town

Story provided by Chief Petty Officer Jason Miller Photos by Leigh Anne Stump As April ends, many will walk along to the next month’s awareness initiative. Before this month ends at midnight, and with it Sexual Assault Awareness Month, prevention and awareness for sexual assault must […]


Hardly a vacation

Story provided by Fireman Katherine Hays of Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe is nicknamed Station Vacation for its remote, pristine location and proximity to world-class ski resorts, but it may be more deserving of the […]


Station San Francisco: Protecting The City

Story and photos provided by Master Chief Petty Officer Devin Spencer, Officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station San Francisco Come spend a few days with the crew of Coast Guard Station San Francisco, and it won’t take you long to be […]


A fleet-footed legacy

Story by Lt. j.g. Amanda Faulkner, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco “It takes an endless amount of history to make a little tradition,” wrote Henry James, a late 19th century American writer. The Coast Guard carried on a naval tradition […]


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, […]


A moment in Monterey

Story provided by Petty Officer Matthew Mcmahon The environment and caseload experienced by Coast Guard Station Monterey’s crew produces as much diversity in its mission as present in the populace they serve and protect. From the stoic cliff faces of Point Sur […]