Seattle Seahawks adopt Coast Guard Pacific Northwest

Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich (left), commander of the Coast Guard 13th District; retired Coast Guard aviator Michael Flood (right), a member of the Seattle Seahawks organization; Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Lindsey, command master chief of the Coast Guard 13th District and an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., pose for a photo with a Seattle Seahawks 12th Man flag in front of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter following a ceremony in which the Coast Guard 13th District was formally adopted by the Seattle Seahawks organization at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2014.

Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich (left), commander, Coast Guard 13th District; retired Coast Guard aviator Mike Flood (right), a member of the Seahawks organization; Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Lindsey, command master chief, Coast Guard 13th District and an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., pose for a photo with a Seattle Seahawks 12th Man flag in front of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter following a ceremony in which the Coast Guard 13th District was formally adopted by the Seattle Seahawks organization at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2014.

Photo and story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer

The Seattle Seahawks organization formally adopted the Coast Guard 13th District during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 9.

Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich, commander of the Coast Guard 13th District, accepted the honor from the Air Force 446th Airlift Wing, last year’s honored unit.

More than a dozen Seahawks players and members of the team’s cheerleading squad, the Seagals, met with hundreds of military members, signed autographs and posed for photographs.

Gromlich was also presented with a 12th Man flag during the ceremony. It will be flown from various Coast Guard units throughout the Pacific Northwest in support of the Seattle Seahawks.

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