The Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, a 110-foot Island Class patrol boat home ported in Honolulu, was recently decommissioned after nearly 26 years of service to the nation.
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The 23-year-old Kiska, homeported on the Big Island of Hawaii, is one of two Island-class patrol boats in the Hawaiian Islands. The second, Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, is homeported in Honolulu. Since the 1980s, the 20-person crews aboard these vessels have conducted search and rescue, law enforcement and environmental protection missions throughout the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Pearson is a machinery technician, one of the Coast Guard’s largest enlisted ratings. As a machinery technician, Pearson is a leader and manager, with a breadth of knowledge in all areas of machinery operation and maintenance. Pearson, alongside his engineering team, discovered the seas were so large, the bottom of the cutter was being exposed to air – either from excessive side-to-side rocking or when becoming airborne over the crest of a wave.
There are many titles used in the Coast Guard. Some are earned as you move up in the ranks while some are given based off your chosen profession. Amongst all of the titles Coast Guard members earn there is one that perhaps warrants the most bragging rights – plank owner.
For more than two centuries, Coast Guard Cutters have patrolled America’s waterways, executing the service’s missions. In the coming months, the service will welcome a new generation of patrol boat to the fleet in the form of the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC). The lead Sentinel-class FRC, the Bernard C. Webber, under construction at Bollinger
SN Derek Luman, Coast Guard recipient of the 2009 GEICO Military Service Award for his work in drug and alcohol abuse prevention. (Photo courtesy GEICO) Our Guardian of the Week, Seaman Derek Luman, is the Coast Guard recipient of the 2009 GEICO Military Service Award. In its 22nd year, the program awards service members for