Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Nibley

Battling lead contamination, one fish bone at a time

Lead. Throughout America’s history, it’s been used in paint, batteries, gasoline and even water pipes. Today, lead contamination in one of the oldest Oakland, Calif., neighborhoods is being neutralized not by more chemicals or hauling away tons of dirt but by mixing ground fish bone into the soil.


Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Pacific Southwest

In addition to the 11th Coast Guard District’s record-breaking drug busts and hundreds of life-saving missions, the Coast Guard played a key role in an unusual operation mounted off the coast of Southern California in 2011 that solved a decades-old mystery.


Deployable Specialized Forces Stem to Stern Review update

Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces such as the Maritime Security Response Team, Maritime Safety and Security Teams, Tactical Law Enforcement Teams, Port Security Units and Regional Strike Teams located throughout the country, are part of the service’s Maritime Trident of […]


Commandant honors Enlisted Persons of the Year

The 2009 Active Duty and Reserve Enlisted Persons of the Year, MST1 Carrie l. Grady and ME1 Christopher M. Pupo, were honored today at an award ceremony at Ft. Lesley McNair.

Both were meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer as recognition for their contributions to the Coast Guard and it’s personnel.