Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma holds change of command

Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma holds change of command
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael Raymond, Capt. Steven Ramassini and Capt. Matthew Chong pose for a portrait during a change of command ceremony on Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, California on June 24, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Schnabel) PETALUMA, Calif. – The command of Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma transferred from Capt. Steven Ramassini to...

Coast Guard holds microgrid groundbreaking ceremony in Petaluma

Coast Guard holds microgrid groundbreaking ceremony in Petaluma
Adm. Karl Shultz, Coast Guard commandant, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a renewable energy microgrid on U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, California, Jan. 28, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Schnabel) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard Training Center (TRACEN) Petaluma held a groundbreaking ceremony for a renewable energy microgrid at the base Friday. The...

Coast Guard to hold microgrid groundbreaking ceremony in Petaluma

Coast Guard to hold microgrid groundbreaking ceremony in Petaluma
Training Center Petaluma is the Coast Guard’s largest West Coast Training Center. – U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard Training Center (TRACEN) Petaluma is scheduled to host a groundbreaking ceremony for a renewable energy microgrid on the base Friday at 3:30 p.m. The primary purpose of the microgrid is to enhance TRACEN Petaluma’s resiliency, which stems from the...

Coast Guard awards Energy Savings Performance Contract

Coast Guard awards Energy Savings Performance Contract
Training Center Petaluma is the Coast Guard’s largest West Coast Training Center. – U.S. Coast Guard photo. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a $48M Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) that will make a $36.1M capital investment at the service’s largest west coast training facility, Training Center Petaluma in Northern California. The project will safeguard the remote...

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...