On Wednesday’s Week in the Life series, we feature operations from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, firefighting training in Toledo, Ohio, line splicing in Erie, Pennsylvania, explosives detection training in Seattle, reparation of a land navigation light in Kodiak, Alaska, and the homecoming of Port Security Unit 308.
For the past 225 years the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations are often out of sight.
More than 150 Coast Guard men and women embarked on a journey that would take them to the bottom of the world Nov. 30, 2014; bound for a place only a small fraction of the world’s population will ever see. The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star from Seattle is on an expedition to Antarctica in support of the United States Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation.
Friday’s week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014 features a new response boat small in St. Petersburg, Florida, working in tight spaces at Station Seattle, gun inspections in Portsmouth, Va., local partnership training in Kodiak, Alaska and underway preparation on the Cutter Mako in Cape May, N.J.
There are many attributes that make the Coast Guard the organization it is today. From the officer and enlisted workforce, to civilian employees and volunteers, to veterans, they all work in tandem to create a well-oiled machine. However, every once in a while, someone stands apart from the rest due to their selflessness and dedication to not only the Coast Guard, but the community around them.
Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, Just to re-cap, during this visit I’m learning about the Coast Guard’s ports, waterways and coastal security (PWCS) mission. In my first post I talked about getting underway with the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry and interacting with the crew and passengers to learn more about the importance of the
Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Greetings and happy holidays everyone, For this edition of “ENS Cook Reports” I’m blogging while on leave visiting family in the Seattle area. I grew up in the South Puget Sound region and spent a lot of time riding the ferries, so I thought now that I’m in the
Coast Guard 2009 Ironman Championship team members LT Laura Springer and AETCM Michael Ferreira (Photo courtesy of Kent Blankenship) For most of us, 140.6 miles is a long Sunday drive. To LT Laura Springer and AETCM Michael Ferreira it amounts to a grueling one-day competition with temperatures peaking at 105. On October 10 they swam,
Yesterday, CGC Healy returned to homeport in Seattle after a two-month deployment to the Arctic region. The cutter spent the summer on a scientific mission studying the ocean floor with the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent. Click here to check out some great multimedia and read more about the CGC Healy’s adventures. Story