None of the challenges that 9-year-old O’Rian Jolley have stopped him from working towards his dream of being a Coast Guardsman when he grows up.
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Ladyga, who had been exposed to the military her entire life through her father, who served in the U.S. Army, received her commission in the Coast Guard upon graduating from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2007. Since then, she has seen herself as one thing: An officer in the United States Coast Guard.
Auxiliarist Don Goff has been supporting Station Washington and the surrounding area for more than five years in a variety of roles and responsibilities. Crewmembers at Station Washington, like all boat stations across the country, stand watch, rain or shine, hot or cold, 365 days a year. They remain ready to respond at a moment’s notice, and Goff helps them maintain that readiness with his expertise, particularly in communications.
From ensuring public safety and security on the water along the country’s most iconic landmarks to multi-agency national security and law enforcement missions, a “typical day” at Station Washington is anything but typical.