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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: CS1 Mason Champlin

Petty Officer 1st Class Mason Champlin takes a moment to show off his awards and achievements in his basement office situated in Lakewood, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2017. Champlin's latest achievement is the oar-shaped plaque he earned as the special command aid of the year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian McCrum.

Having been the special command aide for two district commanders over the past 2 ½ years, Champlin has had plenty of experience being the head chef and event planner for official parties, as well as being the caretaker for everything that goes along with the upkeep of a 100-year-old house and property. For his efforts, Champlin was selected for the 2017 Special Command Aide of the Year award, which recognized him for his leadership, job performance, self improvement, community involvement and commitment to the Coast Guard’s core values.

Operation Taconite

CGC Mobile Bay

The 140-foot Mobile Bay is unique in that it is one of nine cutters in the Coast Guard’s Bay class of icebreaking tugs, capable of continuously breaking approximately two feet of solid, plate ice. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Bryan Estell. When we last checked in with Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay they were

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