Running for Women’s Equality

August 26 marks the 95th Anniversary of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, a day which memorializes the fight for equal rights and celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment on August 20, 1920. Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma held a Woman’s Equality Day Race to celebrate this pivotal day in history and honor the pioneers who fought for women’s equality.


Surviving breast cancer, living life to the fullest

In 2006, I was a 30 year-old first time mother to an infant and was preparing to transfer to a new job within the Coast Guard. About a week later, my husband and I received the news that changed our lives forever.


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Shipmate of the Week – LTJG Patrick Fernandez

Alongside the 20,895 runners competing at this year’s Marine Corps Marathon was one Coast Guardsman who was running a marathon for the first time. As he crossed the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 37 seconds, […]


The makings of a Coast Guard Ironman

Update: The results are in! Congratulations to Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Ferreira and Lt. Rachel Beckman on a successful finish at the Ironman World Championship. Ferreira completed the Ironman in 10:11:31 and Beckman finished in 10:46:3. The Coast Guard […]


Reservist Participates in VentureQuest Adventure Race

LT Ryan Johnson contributed to this post Last week, Lieutenant Ryan Johnson proudly represented the Coast Guard when he participated in the challenging VentureQuest Adventure Race in Fountainhead Regional Park in Virginia. The race consists of three to eight miles […]