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...