Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Wednesday

On Wednesday’s Week in the Life series, we feature operations from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, firefighting training in Toledo, Ohio, line splicing in Erie, Pennsylvania, explosives detection training in Seattle, reparation of a land navigation light in Kodiak, Alaska, and the homecoming of Port Security Unit 308.


Excellence in Marine Inspection Award

Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, the assistant commandant for prevention policy, announced the winner of the first annual Excellence in Marine Inspection Award March 10. The award recognizes the incredible and difficult job Coast Guard marine inspectors do every day.


Senior Chief Samp

Shipmate of the Week – OSCS Douglas Samp

“Expert” is a title used to refer to someone who has the highest level of skill in a given arena. Well, Senior Chief Petty Officer Douglas Samp has mastered the craft of emergency response management and is an expert in the truest sense of the word. In fact, under Samp’s leadership, San Francisco units have responded to an astounding 1,883 search and rescue cases.


Beached vessel

Responding to environmental threats

Post written by Lt. j.g. Stephanie Young and Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns The reunion of a rescued mariner and their family is an image that often comes to mind when you think of the end of a […]