Author: PA1 Timothy Tamargo

Claflin recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus wreath laying ceremony

Machinery Technician Chief Tina M. Claflin was recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus 17th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Machinery Technician Chief Tina M. Claflin was recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus 17th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery May 20, at 9 a.m. Claflin, along with women from the each

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Change of Watch: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Today, Master Chief Petty Officer Steven W. Cantrell relieved Master Chief Petty Officer Michael P. Leavitt to become the 12th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard during a change-of-watch ceremony presided over by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J.

Port security chief among finalists for Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in our federal civil service. The Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Medal recognizes a federal employee for a significant contribution to the nation in activities related to homeland security and law enforcement, including border and transportation security, civil rights, counterterrorism, emergency response, fraud prevention and intelligence. Today, our nation’s public servants are confronting and overcoming challenges of great importance to the American people. Whether securing our borders, ensuring the safety of the products we buy and the food we eat, protecting our environment or caring for our veterans and most vulnerable citizens, government employees are dedicated to serving others and making a difference.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Lt. Cmdr. Frances Fazio

The Coast Guard proudly recognizes the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This designation honors both Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for their contributions and sacrifices in advancing our great nation. This year’s theme is, “I Am Beyond.” The phrase captures the aspirations of the American spirit, how Americans of

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Shape the future: Be a recruit instructor

Editor’s note: This instructor profile is part of a series profiling some of the best instructors and company commanders at Training Center Cape May, N.J. Force Readiness Command will be featuring outstanding instructors regularly who go above and beyond to help shape the future of the Coast Guard at our eight training centers. Petty Officer 1st Class Lisa Zammiello is a senior instructor at Training Center Cape May and helps lead the unit’s firefighting school.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Blas

Serving as a yeoman, the Coast Guard’s name for an administrative specialist, Blas is a critical behind-the-scenes component to keeping his Coast Guard shipmates always ready. Blas works in the air station’s servicing personnel office, where yeomen administratively take care of the air station’s 254 crewmembers, focusing heavily on customer service.

Coast Guard recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage

The Coast Guard proudly recognizes the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This designation honors both Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for their contributions and sacrifices in advancing our great nation. This year’s theme is, “I Am Beyond.” The phrase captures the aspirations of the American spirit, how Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have always sought to excel beyond the challenges that have limited equal opportunity in America.

Spring into Motorcycle Safety

This ride was another stepping stone in increasing the experience level which will consequently decrease the risk of a motorcycle mishap,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Carl Louis. “We tend to build complacency at performing the same task on a daily basis, such as putting on our safety gear, saddling our motorcycles and riding. This ride served as a reminder of why we check our vehicle before each ride, wear the proper attire and focus on basic riding skills.

Coast Guard team rides for wounded veterans in Face of America bicycle ride

An active lifestyle is vital for resiliency and longevity, making fitness important to active duty personnel and America’s more than 20 million veterans, particularly those re-establishing active lifestyles after having suffered a traumatic injury or service-connected disability. In support of these veterans, Coast Guard’s cycling group, TEAM Coast Guard 1790, doubled their commitment to World TEAM Sports’ 12th annual Face of America charity bicycle ride, which raises awareness for those who have been disabled while serving their country.