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Unique rescue operation saves two sea turtles

A unique rescue operation saves two sea turtles

Protecting living marine resources is one of the 11 statutory missions of the U.S. Coast Guard. While thinking about Coast Guard rescues, many think about the Coast Guard assiting those in distress, but many forget about the Coast Guard’s committment to rescuing those that also live beneath the water’s surface.

Shipmate of the Week – CWO Gregory Tarker

Coast Guard Cutter Alert

Coast Guard Cutter Alert’s primary missions are reflected by its motto: “Rescue, Enforce, Defend.” One crewmember ensuring Alert lives up to its motto is Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Tarker. Tarker is the cutter’s main propulsion assistant. His duties ensure Alert’s main diesel engines are operating properly and the 16 shipmates in his divisions – known as “main prop” or “auxiliary” – are properly supported and trained.

Bravo zulu, Coast Guard Cutter Fir!

Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Fir. Taking on all comers at the 13th U.S. Coast Guard District’s annual Cutterman Olympics, the crew of Fir lived up to their namesake’s motto “No Bar Too Rough, Too Tough, Too Far” as they swept the competition in a series of events demonstrating teamwork and resilience.

Astoria: An official Coast Guard City

Astoria crews

Standing on the 17th Street Pier in Astoria, Ore., you’ll witness the ebb and flow of a bustling maritime community as fishermen prepare for the days catch and tug and pilot boats set out to safeguard commercial ships. But there’s a new addition to the pier in the form of a simple black granite slab. The monument is plain but what it stands for is a rich respect and partnership that has lasted for generations. Six words are etched in the granite to symbolize this respect – Astoria an official Coast Guard City.


Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Pacific Northwest

The men and women of the 13th Coast Guard District are the Pacific Northwest’s first responders. Each and every day, more than 4,000 men and women answer the call by demonstrating the highest competence in execution and support of the service’s missions.

Shipmate of the Week – FS2 Leon Doniphan

Doniphan rescue

Petty Officer 2nd Class Leon Doniphan clings to a chain after rescuing a girl in danger of being swept away on the Columbia River in Astoria, Ore. Photo courtesy of Rod Hallock. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn. Search and Rescue is perhaps the most well known of all the Coast Guard missions.

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People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 6

2010 Photo Contest

It’s week six of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Every Monday, we are unveiling another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. Below is the next set of photos… To vote, just click on the picture(s) below that you

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