Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the fifteenth 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 Anthony (Tony) Slowik U.S. Coast Guard […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the fourteenth 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. Yeoman, Second Class Julia Skrabacz U.S. Coast Guard Reserve […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the thirteenth 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 Junior Grade Chris LaRocque U.S. Coast Guard Reserve […]


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 […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the fifth 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 Jeffrey L. Engel U.S. Coast Guard Reserve District […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the fourth 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.   Yeoman, Second Class Marinna (Mina) M. Orta U.S. […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the third 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.   Maritime Enforcement Specialist, Second Class Alex Konopka U.S. […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the second 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. Storekeeper Chief Petty Officer Heather D. Sands, U.S. Coast […]


Everyday Heroes tasked with Extraordinary Duties

  U.S. Coast Guard story by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313, based out of Everett, Washington, recently conducted a readiness exercise with their entire crew. The unit gathered together to ensure that […]


A small boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon conducts air operations training with a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew while underway May 27, 2015. The crew of the Mellon, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter homeported in Seattle, has been patrolling the high seas in search of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activity in support of Operation North Pacific Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon.

High-Seas Driftnets: Destroyers of the Deep

“Everything,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Roy Hawes, a boatswain’s mate assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. “Everything dies.” Since the Mellon, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter, left its homeport in Seattle in April for Operation North Pacific Guard, the crew has been patrolling the high seas in search of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activity, including high seas driftnet fishing. Read more about this threat to our vital oceans and the Coast Guard’s role.


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