Bravo Zulu: Miriam Lopez and John Sha

Each and every day, the Coast Guard’s core values of ‘Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty’ are upheld by a myriad of civilian employees that work alongside uniformed members. Miriam Lopez and John Sha are two of those employees.


Shipmate of the Week – AMT2 Shawn Pugmire

For Petty Officer 2nd Class Shawn Pugmire, service is not just a theme but also a naturally ingrained trait. It’s no wonder why the American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran organization, would want to honor him for his commitment to community.


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Getting people out of bad situations

This story originally appeared at Coast Guard Pacific Southwest and was written by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie and Petty Officer 1st Class Rachel Polish. It began with a 911 call from someone stranded aboard a 17-foot recreation boat […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Downed seaplane

Our third video finalist features Coast Guard aircrews, along with state and federal agencies, rescuing two people from an overturned and partially submerged Cessna seaplane off the Monterey, Calif., coast. The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2013.


Why fly?

Aviate, navigate, communicate. These three words are drilled into the minds of Coast Guard pilots from day one. First, you have to focus on flying the plane. Next, you have to figure out where the plane is headed. Lastly, you […]


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San Francisco’s Fleet Week celebrates sea service traditions

With contributions from Coast Guard District 11 Public Affairs. Originating from President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Great White Fleet” in 1907, where 16 battleships circumnavigated the globe in 14 months, Fleet Week celebrates and honors the traditions of our sea services. The […]


Coast Guard featured on Storm Stories: Big Sur Wildfire

A daring Coast Guard rescue mission to save endangered condors is the focus of this week’s Storm Stories on The Weather Channel. Storm Stories: Big Sur Wildfire recounts what many believe to be the worst wildfire event in California’s history. […]


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 […]