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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Soldiers from the U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group, out of Army Base Fort Carson, Colo., prepare their Zodiac rigid-hulled inflatable boats for deployment while aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot Sea-going Buoy Tender during transit off the northern coast of Oregon, June 22, 2016. The cutter supplied equipment storage and deployment during a joint-agency operation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Class Levi Read.

Global impact of an everyday job

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. Two tactically-loaded Zodiac rigid-hulled inflatable boats disappear into the jagged backdrop and shadows of the cliffside that towers over the massive expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The occupants of the boats are […]


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 […]


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 […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the twentieth 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. Commander Gennaro Ruocco U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Sector Puget […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the seventeenth 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 Boatswain’s Mate Jordan Gere U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Port […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the sixteenth 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. Commander James Hotchkiss U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Port Security […]


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