Fireman Perez Bas

Making it official: Coast Guard member becomes US citizen

Fireman Maria Perez Bas, crewmember at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater’s facilities engineering department, took the Oath of Allegiance to become a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony at the air station. A Coast Guard member since October 2010, Perez Bas said she has had the heart of an American since she was a toddler. “I’ve been living here in the U.S. since I was 4 years old,” said Perez Bas. “I consider the U.S. my home, and my country, so it was just time. With the help of my command and shipmates I finally buckled down and became a citizen.”


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Lady Liberty turns 125!

Today, Lady Liberty turned 125 and one Coast Guardsman had a special invitation to the historic celebration on Liberty Island. Petty Officer 3rd Class Anatoliy Gryshchenko was one of 125 naturalization candidates from 40 countries who took the Oath of […]


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Eagle 75: Cadets of a different kind

After spending the Coast Guard’s 221st birthday in New York City, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is headed home on the final leg of its 75th anniversary summer training cruise. On Friday, Eagle was host to Department of Homeland […]


itCG – Guardian becomes a citizen, capsized boaters rescued, cruise ship assists SAR, scholarship honors Rescue 1363

Guardians rescued two men from a capsized boat six miles off the shore of Fort Lauderdale Sunday afternoon. A small boat from Station Fort Lauderdale and a helicopter from Air Station Miami were deployed to locate the boat when it […]