Petty Officer 2nd Class Rita Martinez, a yeoman stationed at Coast Guard Base Seattle, stands near the base pier, June 28, 2018. Martinez is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Military Service Award for how she has distinguished herself as a leader, mentor, advocate of diversity and integration of Latina women in the armed forces, and earned the respect of her superiors, peers and community leaders. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Petty Officer 2nd Class Rita Martinez.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: YN2 Rita Martinez

Petty Officer 2nd Class Rita Martinez, a yeoman stationed at Coast Guard Base Seattle, is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Military Service Award for how she has distinguished herself as a leader, mentor, advocate of diversity and integration of Latina women in the armed forces, and earned the respect of her superiors, peers and community leaders.


101-year-old Coast Guard WWII vet, award-winning artist celebrated

If any artist could stir intense feelings with his creations, it would have been Marshall W. Perrow. Sacrifice, dedication, legacy. Perrow was a Coast Guard World War II veteran who lived to be 101 years old and poured his passion into his paintings throughout his life.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen

Whether lifting more than two times her body weight, sailing the high seas or overseeing operations for more than 40 Coast Guard units in the Pacific Northwest, Allen continues to be an inspiration for all.


itCG – Guardians unveil flag before Seahawks game, search for plane suspended, Lake Champlain safety, CGA centennial celebration

The Coast Guard suspended the search yesterday for two men who were onboard a Piper PA-27 aircraft that apparently went down around Plana Cays, Bahamas, early last Thursday. Not long after the men left Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport en route […]