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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Operation Trident Fury

Operation Tridet Fury: An exercise with northern neighbors

Everyone enjoys having a friendly neighbor. The biennial Trident Fury exercise, led by the Royal Canadian navy, is designed to build and reinforce a strong working relationship between the maritime forces of the U.S. and Canada. This year, it included live gunnery exercises, maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare training. Learn more about this cirtical strategic partnership!


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 […]


Capt. Beverly A. Havlik and Capt. John D. Reeves inspect the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy during Healy's change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle, May 2, 2013. During the ceremony, Reeves assumed the duties and responsibilities of Healy's commanding officer from Havlik. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Crystal Saladino.

From the Helm: Are you and your family ready?

By Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich, commander,  Coast Guard 13th District We have had a marvelous winter here in the Pacific Northwest with clear days and record high temperatures. However, we cannot be complacent. Stormy seas will come again and […]


All in a day’s work: Multi-mission ready, a buoy tender takes to law enforcement

From aiding navigation to saving lives, seagoing buoy tenders uniquely embrace the Coast Guard spirit by executing all of the service’s missions. Read more about the Fir’s role in safeguarding Pacific Northwest fishermen.


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