Coast Guard Cutter Aspen departs Bay Area for last time

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen departs Bay Area for last time
The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen depart the San Francisco Bay Area, November 29, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen (WLB 208) and crew departed the Bay Area Monday for the last time as a San Francisco-based cutter and are en route to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore to under-go major maintenance and overhaul. This marks...

Coast Guard holds multiple change-of-command ceremonies

Coast Guard holds multiple change-of-command ceremonies
Lt.j.g. Kiana Kekoa relieved Lt. Nolan Salyer as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Tern in a change-of-command ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, July 27, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Pantelis Vasilarakis) SAN FRANCISCO — Several Coast Guard Sector San Francisco units held change-of-command ceremonies this summer, welcoming new commanding officers and officers...

Legacy of Light: Oldest west coast light marks ‘The Rock’

Legacy of Light: Oldest west coast light marks ‘The Rock’
Petty Officer 1st Class John Sherwood, Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Cote, and Fireman Harley Satara from Aids to Navigation Team San Francisco stand beside Alcatraz Lighthouse. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Marcelino Ortiz. Story by Walter Ham The Alcatraz Lighthouse not only guides mariners through the San Francisco Bay but also welcomes tourists to the island that used to house...

Beacon of the Bay

Beacon of the Bay
Alcatraz Lighthouse on San Francisco Bay during sunrise, Oct. 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Robert Sevon) Story provided by Chief Petty Officer Robert Sevon, officer in charge of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team San Francisco Whether you are a mariner, photographer, writer or tourist, there is no denying the strong allure of the lighthouse. The lighthouse demands your...