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The Panama buoy

The calm swells of the Port of Panama gave the Fir’s crew a perfect opportunity to show the Panama Canal Authority how buoys are maintained in the U.S. As the Panamanian crew traversed to the whistle buoy, they searched for the black-hulled tender sporting the iconic 64-degree Coast Guard red, white and blue racing stripe. There it was, on time, dead center of dozens of floating cargo ships.


Soldiers from the U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group, out of Army Base Fort Carson, Colo., prepare their Zodiac rigid-hulled inflatable boats for deployment while aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot Sea-going Buoy Tender during transit off the northern coast of Oregon, June 22, 2016. The cutter supplied equipment storage and deployment during a joint-agency operation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Class Levi Read.

Global impact of an everyday job

Though our sister service may have different missions, this cooperative exercise between the Coast Guard and Army demonstrated the global impact both services can make working together.


Legacy of Light: Tillamook Rock Lighthouse anchors wildlife refuge

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, built in 1881, remains a fixture off the coast of Oregon. The lighthouse may no longer run using lanterns but continues to light the way to ensure the safety, security and stewardship of Pacific Northwest waterways.


MK1 Michael Jordan

Shipmate of the Week – MK1 Michael Jordan

Maintaining aids to navigation essential to the Pacific Northwest’s major shipping ports, including Coos Bay, Portland and Seattle, are the men and women aboard Coast Guard Cutter Fir. But like all Coast Guard cutters, Fir does more than just the […]


Coast Guard Foundation logo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ademide Adedokun.

Coast Guard Foundation supports Pacific Northwest units

Written by Anne B. Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. Last night, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp joined personnel from across the 13th Coast Guard District for the Coast Guard Foundation Pacific Northwest awards dinner. It was an inspiring celebration […]


What Are Other Coast Guard Blogs Writing About?

The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles blog posted about a Surviving Disaster episode called “Lost at Sea” airing tonight on the cable channel Spike. The episode will feature several interviews with Guardians. Recently, PA3 Tara Molle got underway on the […]


itCG-Guardians head to American Samoa, international training exercise, CGC Legare returns to homeport

In response to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed about 34 lives, the Coast Guard sent a C-130 plane to American Samoa to deliver aid and assess damage. The plane also transported American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, […]


itCG-three rescued after plane flipped over, maritime security, parasail incident investigation continues

A Coast Guard Cordova Aviation Support Facility helicopter crew rescued three men after their plane reportedly flipped over while taking off from the beach along Patton Bay on Montague Island, Alaska, yesterday. The three passengers escaped the plane without injuries […]