Coast Guard to host Veterans Day Ceremony and centennial of aviation celebration in Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard to host Veterans Day Ceremony and centennial of aviation celebration in Port Angeles, Wash.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles will host their annual Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by the Clallam County Veterans Association and combined with the centennial of Coast Guard aviation celebration,  Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Air Station/SFO Port Angeles has been designated as a regional Veterans Day observance site for the 20th straight year by the...

Coast Guard, emergency responders, to conduct international mass rescue exercise in Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard, emergency responders, to conduct international mass rescue exercise in Port Angeles, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and emergency response organizations are teaming up with members from 14 agencies to conduct a full-scale international maritime mass-rescue exercise in U.S. waters near Ediz Hook Light with a triage staging area at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles Tuesday. The joint exercise is designed to better understand each agency’s capabilities and concerns...

Coast Guard Air Station/SFO Port Angeles, Wash., changes command

Coast Guard Air Station/SFO Port Angeles, Wash., changes command
Cmdr. Mark E. Hiigel poses with Rear Adm. Mark E. Butt, commander, Coast Guard 13th District, and Capt. Andrew W. Eriks during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Washington, July 15, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.) PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Cmdr. Mark E. Hiigel assumed command of Coast Guard Air Station/Sector...

Coast Guard to host Veteran’s Day ceremony in Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard to host Veteran's Day ceremony in Port Angeles, Wash.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Clallam County Veterans Association, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Air Station/SFO Port Angeles has been designated as a regional Veterans Day observance site for the 19th straight year by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The public is welcome to attend and...

Coast Guard to host Veterans Day ceremony in Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard to host Veterans Day ceremony in Port Angeles, Wash.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Clallam County Veterans Association, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend and can enter the facility from the front gate at 1 Ediz Hook starting at 9:00 a.m. All guests are required to present valid photo identification in order to gain access...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues man from burning boat near Neah Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues man from burning boat near Neah Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles rescued a man after his vessel caught fire three miles north of Neah Bay, Sunday. The man was hoisted from his life raft into an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and transported to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles in a reportedly severe hypothermic state. The 25-foot pleasure craft Dawn Trader is engulfed in flames following...

Coast Guard Air Station/SFO Port Angeles change of command

Coast Guard Air Station/SFO Port Angeles change of command
SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Washington, is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday at 1 Ediz Hook Road, Port Angeles. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Rep. Derek Kilmer of Washington’s 6th Congressional District are scheduled to attend the event. During the ceremony, Capt. Keith P. McTigue will transfer command to Cmdr. Andrew W. Eriks....

An Appel a day keeps the auditor away

An Appel a day keeps the auditor away
Settle – Underneath the clock in the sunny office overlooking downtown Seattle, a plain piece of paper hangs on the wall. In slanted font, a simple message: “Ask why and explain why. Articulation benefits the listener and the speaker.” This is the motto that Lt. Karen E. Appel, budget officer of the 13th Coast Guard District, lives by. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wash. holds change of command

Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wash. holds change of command
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Cmdr. Keith P. McTigue assumed command of Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles during a change of command ceremony at the Coast Guard Base in Port Angeles, Friday. McTigue relieved Capt. Richard A.Hahn who will transfer to Coast Guard Headquarters, in Washington D.C., to serve as the Chief of the Office of Public Affairs. Commander McTigue’s most recent...