Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy, a boatswain's mate assigned to Coast Guard Station Golden Gate in San Francisco, drives a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat near the Golden Gate Bridge, Feb. 8, 2018. In March, Duffy became the fourth active female surfman in the Coast Guard, earning the highest rank in Coast Guard boat operation and a title which dates back more than 200 years to the U.S. Life-Saving Service. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM1 Krystyna Duffy – the fourth active female surfman

Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy pursued her dream to become a Coast Guard surfman her entire career. Duffy had to rely on her network and community of people who care and were willing to stand for her to help her achieve her dream. She is now the fourth active female surfman in the Coast Guard.


2016 Video of the Year: Always on the Ocean

The second nominee for 2016 Video of the Year features Petty Officer 3rd Class Liza Caban. In this video, Caban describes her love of the ocean and how being a boatswains mate in the Coast Guard compliments her life and need of being on the water. Is this the top video for the year? Cast your vote!


New watchman of an old calling

This story was originally released as a U.S. Coast Guard feature story and was written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler. The crew of Station Quillayute River gathered on a beach at La Push, Wash., for a ceremonial reenactment […]


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Guardian of the Week – SN Kristin Reger

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela Manns, public affairs specialist Swimming out to an overturned sailboat Seaman Kristin Reger was not thinking of anything except the man trapped beneath the hull. With a polypropylene line connecting her to […]


itCG – search and rescue, zero fatalities on Tahoe in ’08-’09, Citizen’s Action Network, Trees for Troops

Guardians from Station Golden Gate and Air Station San Francisco were able to save one of two sailors thrown from their sailboat off the coast of California Friday night. While the cause of the capsize is unknown, the area was […]