Coast Guard trains with Nigerian navy

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Thomas, Training Team West. Coast Guard instructors who routinely plan, coordinate and deliver training to Pacific Area Coast Guard units recently found themselves not only helping out their fellow Coast Guardsmen, but the […]


We stand beside our shipmates

Why I stand beside my shipmates

As with many afloat units, it can be easy to get to know your shipmates when you live and work in such close proximity. It was because of this proximity that I embraced the role of a victim advocate and strived to know every member of the crew, along with my personal goal of being the type of person my shipmates felt comfortable going to when they needed help – job related or otherwise.


Decommissioning ceremony

Hamilton & Chase retire from the fleet

Two stalwarts of the Coast Guard’s fleet of cutters, Hamilton and Chase, were decommissioned earlier this week after leaving an indelible mark in our service’s history. The two 378-foot high endurance cutters, with close to 90 years of experience collectively, […]