Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Auxiliarist Roland “Larry” Johnson

Coast Guard Auxiliarists act as force multipliers for Coast Guard units across the nation. This all-volunteer service assist Coast Guard men and women on a daily basis by patrolling our waterways, conducting over flights for various operations and teaching people across the country the importance of safe boating practices


IS2 Tyler Sherman

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: IS2 Tyler Sherman

Intelligence Specialists, a cadre of highly trained Coast Guard intelligence professionals, are a key element in the successful integration of intelligence and operations in the Coast Guard, helping to protect and safeguard the nation through more intelligence-driven operations. Their classified work provides timely, actionable and relevant intelligence to commanders and operating forces of the Coast Guard.


Ron Clark

Shipmate of the Week – AUX Ron Clark

Air Station Sacramento executes a wide range of Coast Guard missions for the Eastern Pacific Area; from the entire west coast of the United States, areas west of Canada and south along the Baja California coast. Carrying out missions such as search and rescue and marine and environmental, the air station maintains a 24-hour immediate response capability, with a “ready” crew on duty at all times. One of the dedicated crewmembers who stands this watch is Auxiliarist Ron Clark.


Air Station Sacramento

A herculean effort

The HC-130 Hercules aircraft is a mainstay of the United States Coast Guard air fleet. The service’s history with the airplane dates back to 1958, and the “Herc” continues to prove itself time and again. Operated by a crew of seven, the Hercules can airdrop life rafts, deliver critical supplies or survey a coastline after a natural disaster. But for the 190 members stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, the Hercules does more than just proves itself – it sets the bar for excellence.


CGC Edisto marijuana bust

Coast Guard seizes a ton of marijuana

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco, public affairs specialist, and Lt. Ari Fitzwater, CGC Edisto commanding officer, contributed to this post The Coast Guard interrupted a suspected drug smuggling operation about 40 miles from San Diego last Friday, seizing 25 […]


Photo Essay: Memorial Service for Rescue 1705


Fallen Guardians honored at sea

[youtube 3BKd2Un7N_Y] On Wednesday, the Coast Guard held a traditional wreath laying ceremony for Guardians lost at sea in honor of the crew of Rescue 1705. (Coast Guard photos and video)


itCG – watch 1705 memorial, school ferry BUI, tactical training, hazardous duty

[youtube _rQyJdMpd5I] Video of CGC Valiant offloading five tons of cocaine seized during a 30-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. (Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen.) Click here to read more. Later today, Air Station Sacramento […]


itCG – Rescue 1705 memorial, 5-ton drug bust, major river closed, winter coat drive

Air Station Sacramento will host a memorial to the Guardians of Rescue 1705 tomorrow. The ceremony will be closed to the public as senior Coast Guard leaders, family members and colleagues remember the seven crew members, but will be streamed […]


itCG – Fallen Guardians honored, ADM Allen testifies, runaway vessel, medevac rescue

Thousands are using the Internet to honor the seven fallen Guardians lost this past weekend. A Facebook tribute page to the crew of “Rescue 1705” has in excess of 5,650 members. Meanwhile, thousands more have replaced their Facebook profile pictures […]