Advancement through Education

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. In 1941, the passage of the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act was brought into existence to bolster the war efforts during WWII. At the conclusion of WWII, most temporary and regular […]


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 […]


Returning to the station they once called home

U.S. Coast Guard story courtesy of Station Siuslaw River Just a few days after the Coast Guard’s birthday the commissioning crew of, what we know today as Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, returned to their old station, on Aug. 9, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Petty Officer 1st Class James McArdle of the Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Mellon receives the 2015 Spring Military Information Technology Leadership Award from the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association May 28 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo courtesy Mike Carpenter.

Leadership Spotlight: Local Coast Guardsman receives 2015 Spring Military Information Technology Leadership Award

To sail a ship safely around the world, it takes a crew of men and women who are willing, from time to time, to stay up around the clock troubleshooting unexpected errors, working tirelessly on system maintenance, and ensuring safe navigation through both tame and turbulent waters. And coffee — lots of coffee. Read about Petty Officer 1st Class James McArdle’s exceptional skills that earned him the 2015 Spring Military Information Technology Leadership Award!


CWO Anthony Slowik

Leadership Spotlight: CWO Anthony Slowik Coast Guard Reserve CWO of the Year

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer When people think of the Coast Guard, the first thing that comes to mind most likely isn’t building roads and establishing infrastructure half a world away. But that’s just one of the […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Wenzel on Coast Guard Cutter Active in Port Angeles, Wash., May 14, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer.

Leadership Spotlight: Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Wenzel

If you’re fortunate enough to be sailing on Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Port Angeles, Washington, you call one person – Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Wenzel. Learn more about his leadership and contributions that keep Active running!


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