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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Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the 22nd 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 Michael Christensen U.S. Coast Guard […]


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Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the 21st 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 Third Class Justin Adrian U.S. Coast Guard […]


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