A Chief’s service is pure pageantry

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read Mrs. Clatsop County stood smiling draped in a black evening gown at the back of a small stage with a black curtain backdrop. She stood among 11 of her peers, all of […]


Ensuring maritime transportation safety

Photos and story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Valerie Walker. You can’t miss them. They look like buildings inexplicably floating on the river. The vessels come to the United States from all corners of the world picking up cargos like […]


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 […]


Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve

This is the first post of a month-long question and answer series intended to introduce members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest Reserve Force and recognize their contributions to our country and community. We’re kicking off this series with our […]


Introducing “Meet Your Coast Guard Reserve”

  Recognizing the People and Efforts of Our Pacific Northwest Reserve Force The Coast Guard Reserve is celebrating its 75th anniversary on Feb. 19, which is a major milestone for an organization with such a storied history. From the groundbreaking […]


Will you go missing in action this season?

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer A seasoned detective takes in the sight of an overturned vehicle on the side of the road. A lone high-heeled shoe lies in the grass near the crumpled passenger door. The inside […]


Work Out to Speak Out: Coast Guardsmen exercise their bodies, minds for Suicide Prevention Month

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer Suicide is an issue that unfortunately affects all of us. According to the World Health Organization, someone in the world commits suicide every 40 seconds. In the U.S., someone commits suicide every […]


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 […]


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