Coast Guard to rename training center wing after Arnold Palmer

Coast Guard to rename training center wing after Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer PETALUMA, Calif. — The Coast Guard announced plans to rename a training wing after Arnold Palmer at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Tuesday. Training Center Petaluma plans to officiate the renaming of the Yeoman and Storekeeper “A” School wing of the Juliet Nichols Building in a ceremony later this year. Palmer served with distinction as a yeoman in the Coast Guard from 1951...

Making a ‘Mess’ at CPOA

Making a 'Mess' at CPOA
by Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace (USAF) TRAINING CENTER PETALUMA, Calif. – With palms sweating and my heart fluttering, I stood on a wooden platform hanging from a Redwood tree in Northern California. Seemingly far below me, my eight shipmates assembled, ready to catch my fall. In unison, they bellowed, “Faller ready?” I quickly thought about the Coast Guard motto of “Semper Paratus,” or always...

Coast Guard Training Center to open new Exchange in Petaluma

Coast Guard Training Center to open new Exchange in Petaluma
PETALUMA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Community Service Command (CSC) and the Coast Guard Exchange (CGX) are proud to announce the grand opening of the all-new CGX at the Coast Guard Training Center at Petaluma, Calif., with a dedication ceremony scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. Present at the ceremony will be Vice Mayor Chris Albertson, City of Petaluma; Rear Adm. David R. Callahan, commander,...

Fleet Week, America’s Cup – Formula for fun, frenzy

Fleet Week, America's Cup - Formula for fun, frenzy
San Francisco – This week’s confluence of major events in San Francisco Bay is a rare opportunity for boaters and citizens to explore and enjoy the area’s vibrant maritime culture, but it also holds the potential for accidents and conflicts that the Coast Guard and other emergency response agencies are working hard to avoid.  While some Bay area Coast Guard personnel will have time...

Former Coast Guard Recruit Company Commander convicted of sexual misconduct

Former Coast Guard Recruit Company Commander convicted of sexual misconduct
CAPE MAY, N.J. – A Coast Guardsman was found guilty of several violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice while serving as a company commander from 2009 to 2010 during a hearing Wednesday in Norfolk, Va., at approximately 1:30 p.m. Chief Petty Officer Carlos Resendez was sentenced to confinement for 12 months, reduction to the lowest enlisted grade, and a bad conduct discharge after being...

Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma to hold change of command

PETALUMA, Calif. – The command of Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma is scheduled to be transferred from Capt. Chris Hall to Capt. Erin Brogan during a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. on July 29 at the Training Center. Hall commanded Training Center Petaluma for three years during which the center earned several prestigious awards for training and performance improvement initiatives,...

Shipmates, the heart of the Coast Guard

FIreman Kyle Vrable, the first recipient of the Seaman Apprentice William R. Flores award Shipmate, in the Coast Guard, is a term that goes beyond endearment. It embodies the bond forged by sailors who serve on isolated ships in the vast expansions of the world’s seas. Shipmates are born out of arduous duty and live forever in the shared memories of their fellow Coast Guardsmen. The title shipmate...

Coast Guard Pearl Harbor survivor made honorary Chief Petty Officer

PETALUMA, Calif. – Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma held a ceremony this morning to honor retired Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class George C. Larsen, promoting him to an honorary Chief Petty Officer for his service during the attack on Pearl Harbor and for his continued contributions to the community. Chief Petty Officer George C. Larsen, a Pearl Harbor survivor of Novato, Calif., served in...