Coast Guard volunteers are pulled over during a mock traffic stop during training with the members of the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office held in the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, March 7, 2017. The volunteers acted as civilian bystanders, trouble makers, mentally unstable persons and various other roles to help simulate real world scenarios for the police department. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Enforcement: It’s all in the name of safety

Story  by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. A cop car with its lights flickering parks behind a truck with two passengers, as the officer exits his car he shouts commands to those inside the truck. The non-compliant passengers have […]


Ensuring maritime transportation safety

Photos and story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Valerie Walker. You can’t miss them. They look like buildings inexplicably floating on the river. The vessels come to the United States from all corners of the world picking up cargos like […]


Chief Warrant Officer Clifford Mooneyham, enginerring officer, Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, stands in front of the Fir after a practice scuba dive at Tongue Point in Astoria, Ore., Sept. 9, 2016. Mooneyham also served aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, homeported in Astoria, prior to serving aboard the Fir. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.

CWO Mooneyham; underwater volunteer

U.S. Coast Guard story and photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. Many Coast Guard personnel voluntarily sign up to serve our country either for a few years or for an entire career. But once they start receiving a […]


Coast Guard members from Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles stand by at a triage area during a joint agency mass rescue exercise in Port Angeles, Wash., Sept. 27, 2016. Federal, State, County and Canadian agencies responded to a simulated vessel taking on water after hitting a submerged object near Ediz Hook Light and worked together to establish a Unified Command Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

Team Coast Guard Coordinates Multi-Agency Mass Rescue Exercise

Coast Guard members from Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles stand by at a triage area during a joint agency mass rescue exercise in Port Angeles, Wash., Sept. 27, 2016. Federal, State, County and Canadian agencies responded to a simulated […]


Elliott and Luna: A Coast Guard explosive detection team

Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. Passing long rows of cars, her senses are overwhelmed as she gets closer to her goal. Her shiny, black coast slinks between the vehicles, darting in and out of sight […]


A Coast Guard crewmember from Aids to Navigation Team Puget Sound, in Seattle, climbs a ladder in order to service a fixed light beacon near North Swinomish Channel, Aug. 17, 2016.

Lighting the Way: Aids to Navigation Team Puget Sound

  Video, story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. A Coast Guard crew from Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) Puget Sound keep a wary eye out while beginning a long overdue trip to Anacortes, Wash., to service important […]


Boat crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Seattle speak with local boaters about proper safety equipment during an inspection on Lake Washington during Seafair festivities in Seattle, Aug. 6, 2016. Now in its 67th year, Seafair is an annual Seattle event that celebrates summer in the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford.

Coast Guard keeps watch during Seattle’s Seafair weekend

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis. The 67th annual Seafair Weekend on the water, land and in the air took place August 5th through 7th, 2016. Seafair is considered by many to be one of the fun ways […]


A Coast Guardsman surveys the waters alongside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent while conducting border patrol and law enforcement operations on Lake Koocanusa in Montana, July 9, 2016. This cooperative mission helps build better partnerships and training between the two agencies. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Brian Hennessy.

Big Sky Border Patrol, a Team Effort

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. Photos by Chief Warrant Officer Brian Hennessy. The Libby Dam was built in 1972 on the Kootenay River in the northwest corner of Montana. The dam formed a massive lake which dissects […]


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 […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the seventh 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 Warrant Officer Paul C. Bostwick U.S. Coast Guard […]


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