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 […]


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 […]


Two crewmembers assigned to Coast Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Wash., lay a wreath into the water from a 47-foot Motor Life Boat in honor of three crewmembers who lost their lives during a rescue mission 18 years ago, Feb. 12, 2015. The crew holds a memorial ceremony every year on the anniversary of the incident. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Quillayute River.

Coast Guardsmen remember shipmates who gave all in La Push, Washington

Eighteen years ago this week, four brave men did what thousands of Coast Guard members do every day: put their lives in danger to save others. Three of them paid the ultimate price. Their shipmates have not forgotten them. Read their story here.


A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts training with a Coast Guard smallboat in 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford.

From the Helm: Welcome to Coast Guard Pacific Northwest

People often forget facts and figures, but stories stay with us. Those stories happen everyday. They are punctuated by the harrowing search and rescue cases you see on the news, but there is so much more to your Coast Guard. With the Coast Guard Pacific Northwest blog we intend to provide a window into the larger issues, the day to day, the gamut of missions and the people who make it all happen here in the 13th District.