Waste water treatment plant

Earth Day 2015: Coast Guard unit continues environmentally sustainable practices

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide to serve as a reminder to commit to environmental protection initiatives. The theme for Earth Day 2015 is “Our time to lead.” Training Center Petaluma, under the Petaluma Green program, continuously strives to be a Coast Guard leader in energy conservation and environmentally sustainable practices.


Joellen Mitchell

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Joellen Mitchell

At each of the Coast Guard’s Training Centers, there is a Performance Systems Branch made up of analysts, instructional systems specialists and curriculum developers who are all dedicated to creating valid, reliable performance-based training to prepare the workforce to perform our missions.


CWO Briggs

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: CWO Jason Briggs

The mission of Training Center Petaluma is to provide basic and advanced career training courses to seven of the Coast Guard’s ratings. Easily forgotten on a base dedicated to training are the support divisions, including facilities engineering. However, when a student is disenrolled from a school whether for medical or disciplinary reasons, they usually transfer to the Engineering Division. While their classmates move on with their Coast Guard careers, the disenrolled student remains behind and awaits administrative action. This uncertain time can be quite lengthy and could easily be a negative, unproductive experience for both the student and the Coast Guard. But it’s not, thanks to Material Maintenance Chief Warrant Officer Jason Briggs.


Boatswains Mate 1st Class Casey Wardynski

Shipmate of the Week – BM1 Casey Wardynski

The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of about 42,000 active duty servicemembers – roughly three percent of the U.S. armed forces. As the smallest of the five branches, every Coast Guard man and woman is a vital […]