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The Colossus of Cape Disappointment

Scott McGrew

There are many different types of leaders. Some lead by example, while others inspire by their words. One thing they all have in common is that they all draw upon their past experiences to help guide those under them to success. Lt. Scott McGrew is the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, McGrew enlisted during his senior year of high school to become a boatswain’s mate in the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard on the small screen: New series & a season premiere

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Tonight “Coast Guard Alaska” is back and there is no shortage of action in our nation’s Last Frontier. The third season will include a daring mission to save 18 souls on an oilrig, the rescue of a hunter trapped in the mountains and features Capt. Melissa Rivera, the first female commanding officer of Air Station Kodiak.

Braving the surf at Cape Disappointment

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In order to be masters of their craft, Cape Disappointment’s crews conduct training in the surf whenever possible. During the 2012 to 2013 winter season the crew conducted more than 115 hours of surf training in conditions ranging from 40 knots of wind to stinging hail. From October 2012 to March 2013, the crew documented their training and now you can see the action!