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 […]

Senior Chief Petty Officer Cory Wadley, officer in charge, Coast Guard Station Quillayute River stands near the station boat house in La Push, Wash., Sept. 2, 2016.

Creating a Coast Guard Culture of Excellence

Video, story and photos by Seaman Sarah Wilson. Like all good nautical terms, it began with sails. To square away meant the yards — that is, the poles that support the sails — were set at right angles to the deck, […]

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 […]

A group of Coast Guardsmen and two civilians pose for a photo in Langley, Wash., after they completed the 2016 Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage as a team, July 16, 2016.

Coast Guardsmen keep cadence across Pacific Northwest to uphold shipmate spirit

Story by Seaman Sarah Wilson. It’s hour six of a race through the Northwest Passage in Washington. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Brown paces anxiously along a pine-rimmed road. Soon it will be his turn to battle the course, taking […]

Petty Officer 1st Class Troy Shaw, a food service specialist on the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, takes time for a photograph in his newly renovated galley aboard the Steadfast in Astoria, Ore., June 16, 2016. Shaw was the recent recipient of the Galley of the Year award for large cutter afloat. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Well-provisioned winnings; Galley of the Year to Shaw

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “An army marches on its stomach,” in reference to the importance of a well-provisioned force. For the men and women of the United States Coast Guard, this saying […]

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 […]

Fleet of Flowers: A community’s tradition

Story and photos by Seaman Johanna Strickland. After two local fishermen, Ray Bower and Jack Chambers, lost their lives in the 1930s to a tempestuous sea in a harrowing rescue attempt near Depoe Bay, Oregon, the community cast flowers upon the […]

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 […]

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