Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the first post of a month-long question and answer series intended to introduce members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest Reserve Force and recognize their contributions to our country and community. We’re kicking off this series with our […]


Out of the fog: Rescuers, survivors reunite for 35th anniversary of Prinsendam rescue

    Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer. Thirty-five years ago this week, disaster struck. The passengers and crew of the luxury cruise liner Prinsendam were on their third day of a month-long cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia […]


Returning to the station they once called home

U.S. Coast Guard story courtesy of Station Siuslaw River Just a few days after the Coast Guard’s birthday the commissioning crew of, what we know today as Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, returned to their old station, on Aug. 9, […]


Coast Guard Cutter Mellon received a donation of silverware from Timothy Mellon, grandson of former Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon March 24, 2015. The silverware is engraved with the U.S. Seal and Andrew W. Mellon’s initials. Timothy Mellon says he believes his grandfather used the silverware during his tenure as Secretary of the Treasury. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson

A piece of history passes from Mellon family to namesake cutter

Have you ever looked at an artifact, from another time, and wondered what story it might tell if it could? A silver fork perhaps…one used at an official’s dinners under the presidential administrations of Harding, Coolidge and Hoover…read about the recent addition to the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon and their rich history.


AET1 Trevor Sly

Leadership Spotlight: Coast Guard 13th District Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year 2014

Petty Officer 1st Class Trevor Sly is a skilled avionics electrical technician, outstanding shipmate, leader, avid outdoorsman, problem solver and comedian. He’s been selected as this year’s Coast Guard 13th District Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year. Read more about what motivates Sly and why he was selected.


Around the Olympic Peninsula in 80 years

Would you believe the Coast Guard has been present in the Port Angeles area since the late 18oo’s or that the air station just turned 80? The Coast Guard and Western Washington go way back. You can read more here and are invited to see our new exhibit at the Museum at the Carnegie in Port Angeles through September!


Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell: Stepping onto history

The Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell is a 100-foot inland buoy tender steeped in history. Going aboard is a bit like stepping back in time. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg provides a first hand perspective complete with a close encounter from the ship’s pseudo-mascot.


Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell: Honoring a legacy rooted in service

This year Bluebell’s crew celebrates the ship’s septennial anniversary. Its crews have maintained a constant watch over the safety of three vital waterways in the Pacific Northwest. Read more about their proud tradition of excellence aboard a cutter whose life has spanned seven decades.


Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen, a command duty officer at the Coast Guard 13th District command center in Seattle, poses for a photo at the district office March 20, 2015. Allen has been an athlete her entire life and has recently found her passion in competitive powerlifting. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer)

Leading lady launches lifting legacy

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer She reaches down and grabs the bar. Bends her knees, lifts her chest. Takes a deep breath…and lifts. Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen, the 5-foot-2, 120-pound Coast Guard officer, has just lifted 266.7 […]


Two crewmembers assigned to Coast Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Wash., lay a wreath into the water from a 47-foot Motor Life Boat in honor of three crewmembers who lost their lives during a rescue mission 18 years ago, Feb. 12, 2015. The crew holds a memorial ceremony every year on the anniversary of the incident. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Quillayute River.

Coast Guardsmen remember shipmates who gave all in La Push, Washington

Eighteen years ago this week, four brave men did what thousands of Coast Guard members do every day: put their lives in danger to save others. Three of them paid the ultimate price. Their shipmates have not forgotten them. Read their story here.


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