Keeping mariners safe on the Northwest’s high desert

Keeping mariners safe on the Northwest's high desert
Story and photos by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley. Imagine being recently out of basic training and new to a unit. Its early morning and you find yourself harnessed in cliffside conducting maintenance on a navigational aid when you are greeted by the sound of hundreds of small leathery wings. For Fireman Abby Hamann that experience defined her first visit to the Snake River. “I was up on this...

Coast Guard, local law enforcement ensure safety at Kennewick boat races

Coast Guard, local law enforcement ensure safety at Kennewick boat races
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Active duty and reserve Coast Guard members, Coast Guard Auxiliary members, working with local law enforcement, ensured the safety of boaters during the annual boat races and air show held on the Columbia River near Kennewick this past Friday through Sunday. Coast Guard crew members aboard a 25-foot Response Boat Small talk with Benton County Sheriff deputies as together they...

Coast Guard patrols Columbia Cup boat races in Kennewick

Coast Guard patrols Columbia Cup boat races in Kennewick
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick hosted another successful Columbia Cup Coast Guard safety mission this weekend. Coast Guard crews from Sector Columbia River’s Station Portland, Ore., Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., and Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick, local Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 85 and other 13th Coast Guard District auxiliary crews from Oregon...

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick, Wash., hosts change of command

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick, Wash., hosts change of command
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Chief Petty Officer Jeff H. Ruggieri assumed command of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick, Wednesday, during a change of command ceremony held at the ANT Kennewick Station. Ruggieri replaces Chief Petty Officer Gary C. Hurdle who will transfer to Cutter Mellon in Seattle. Ruggieri, a qualified Surfman who enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1989, previously served as commanding...