Station Yaquina Bay participates in Fleet of Flowers

Fleet of Flowers: A community’s tradition

Story and photos by Seaman Johanna Strickland. After two local fishermen, Ray Bower and Jack Chambers, lost their lives in the 1930s to a tempestuous sea in a harrowing rescue attempt near Depoe Bay, Oregon, the community cast flowers upon the […]


Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle make their way to the summit of Mount Rainier, May 17, 2016. 

The trip to the top of Washington's tallest peak took the group four days and eight months of preparation. 

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd 3rd Class Nick Debrum.

The treacherous trail to a bird’s-eye view of our district

Story by Seaman Sarah Wilson. The life of every Coast Guardsman is filled with hills to climb, whether leaving family behind to sail the seas, taking the notoriously difficult servicewide exam to achieve lifelong career goals or being first responder […]


Seaman David Duren works aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui, homeported in Honolulu, during his time stationed on the cutter from 1965 to 1967. After serving aboard the Kukui, Duren became a heavy weather coxswain, later designated as a surfman, all along the Pacific coastline. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

BMCM Dave Duren: A Surfman Legend

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. Master Chief Petty Officer Dave Duren is considered a legend by many, and his legacy is carried on by those who strive for and earn the Coast Guard’s surfman qualification. Nicknamed “Big […]


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Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the 29th and final profile in a month-long question and answer series, introducing members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest Reserve Force and recognizing their contributions to our country and community. Chief Operations Specialist Hallie Portz U.S. Coast […]


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Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the 28th post of a month-long question and answer series, introducing members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest Reserve Force and recognizing their contributions to our country and community. Machinery Technician Third Class Justin Torres U.S. Coast Guard […]


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Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the 27th post of a month-long question and answer series, introducing members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest Reserve Force and recognizing their contributions to our country and community. Lieutenant Lee Northcutt U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Port Security […]


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Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the 26th post of a month-long question and answer series, introducing members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest Reserve Force and recognizing their contributions to our country and community. Boatswain’s Mate First Class Jeremy Thorndyke U.S. Coast Guard […]


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Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the 25th post of a month-long question and answer series, introducing members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest Reserve Force and recognizing their contributions to our country and community. Marine Enforcement Specialist First Class Greg Blakley U.S. Coast […]


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Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the 24th post of a month-long question and answer series, introducing members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest Reserve Force and recognizing their contributions to our country and community. Boatswain’s Mate First Class Danelle Hauther U.S. Coast Guard […]


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Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the 23rd post of a month-long question and answer series, introducing members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest Reserve Force and recognizing their contributions to our country and community. Chief Machinery Technician Devlon Johnson U.S. Coast Guard Reserve […]


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