Chief Petty Officer Nathan Mahoney, firefighter James Jeffers and Fire Capt. Chad Davis stand for a photo in front of Training Center Petaluma's Fire Department Engine 9862. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: TRACEN Petaluma Fire Dept. Engine 9862

As Coast Guardsmen, we are trained and are always prepared to respond to emergency situations, but it’s rare that we’re called into action to fight what is being described as one of the worst wildland fires in the last 15 years. That is just what Fire Capt. Chad Davis, firefighter James Jeffers and Chief Petty Officer Nathan Mahoney did from July 29-August 5, as they, along with thousands of other firefighters, battled the Rocky Fire in Northern California.


Shipmate of the Week – GMC Jesse Meerscheidt

For many, the morning commute to work involves traffic delays, routine routes and mile upon mile of repetition. But for one Coast Guard member, a morning commute turned into a moment to save a life.


Rescue operation

Icy Resolve

Icy Resolve – simulating the crash of a commuter airplane into ice-covered Lake Erie – employed numerous airboats, helicopters and shore-based rescue crews and provided rescuers the opportunity to evaluate their plans, capabilities and coordination. Icy Resolve also tested each agency’s ability to execute critical incident communications, emergency medical care and many other elements of mass rescue operations.


DCC Amerson

Shipmate of the Week – DCC Dennis Amerson

Written by Lt. j.g. Stephen Henderson, Yard Facilities management department. The Coast Guard Yard, founded in 1899, is the Coast Guard’s only shipyard and is responsible for construction, repairs and renovations of the Coast Guard’s surface fleet and aids to […]