Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Cody Kemp’s name plaque sits on display in his downtown Seattle office, Mar. 21, 2017. Kemp, a storekeeper stationed with the 13th District, has been in the Coast Guard for six years and enjoys hiking during his free time. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

One with Nature: SK2 Cody Kemp

Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.   Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Cody Kemp’s love for the outdoors started around age 13 when his father began taking him on hiking trips. Daylong trips turned […]


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 […]


Coast Guard Kitchen: A Patriotic Pastry

Written by Seaman Sarah Wilson Red, white and blue never tasted so good. From the buttery sugar biscuit below to the perfectly peaked whipped cream and rebelliously runny juices of the berries, Chief Petty Officer Dustin Beasley’s patriotic strawberry shortcake […]


Coast Guard Kitchen: An Appetizer Adventure

Written by Seaman Sarah Wilson What is an appetizer? For the ultra-hungry, it’s a tide over, a way to survive until dinner without any dramatic emotional outbursts. For the connoisseur, it’s a calculated extension of a meal, a means of […]


Sharing our story: Enforcement experts host foreign journalists

U.S. Coast Guard story by Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener Commercial fishing generates billions of dollars for different nations, companies and individual fishermen around the world. Protecting our living marine resources is a critical Coast Guard mission, and one […]


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 […]


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 […]


Volunteering Rewards

U.S. Coast Guard story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross Throughout the year, buried within the e-mail barrage of upcoming meetings, training reminders and policy changes, are the occasional volunteer requests. Aside from the community events and parades, there are […]


Coast Guard’s prevention mission brings Columbia Cup spectators home safely

U.S. Coast Guard story by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read When 70,000 people are expected to converge onto or near the banks of the Columbia River, somebody is responsible for their safety. The Coast Guard would be that somebody. […]


Lt. j.g. Jessie Cuttie

Leadership Spotlight: Lt j.g. Jessie Cuttie

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer At every military unit, there is one person who is expected to know everything at all times — the operations officer. They work tirelessly to ensure that all members are […]


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