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 […]


High and dry, Coast Guard team ensures safety in Eastern Washington.

Kennewick team works on dry land to ensure safety on waterway. U.S. Coast Guard story by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford In 1941, the United States government completed construction on what would become the largest hydropower facility and the […]


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.


Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Whitehead, a boatswains mate and the operations petty officer at Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick, navigates the unit’s 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat up the Snake River Sept. 23, 2014.

Keeping mariners safe on the Northwest’s high desert

Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick is responsible for maintaining ATON along the Snake River from Kennewick, Wash., to Lewiston, Idaho. Ride along as they make a run down the Snake River September 2014.