Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home following counterdrug deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home following counterdrug deployment
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast handles lines during mooring at 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, San Diego, on April 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson) WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned home to Astoria, Oregon, after successfully completing a two-and-a-half month counterdrug deployment in the Eastern Pacific, Sunday. Patrolling...

Freedom fighter, firefighter, friend: An Oso resident’s call to serve

Freedom fighter, firefighter, friend: An Oso resident's call to serve
In the midst of an old growth forest about 50 miles northeast of Seattle in Snohomish County, the town of Oso, Washington is a small, close-knit, blue-collar community. Less than 300 people live in Oso, and none of them could have imagined the impact that the events of the morning of March 22, 2014 would have on their lives; or how it would bring the community together through tragedy. A nearby hillside...

Coast Guard Reservists Hone Expeditionary Skills at Whidbey Island

Coast Guard Reservists Hone Expeditionary Skills at Whidbey Island
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – Members of Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 will perform a portion of their annual training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) Seaplane Base and adjacent Crescent Harbor July 11-13, 2014. After convoying to the Island from the unit’s homeport at Naval Station Everett, Wash., the members will set up a camp, conduct security patrols, and simulate medical...

Coast Guard holds patrol boat roundup at Naval Station Everett, Wash.

Coast Guard holds patrol boat roundup at Naval Station Everett, Wash.
SEATTLE — During a recent exercise aboard Naval Station Everett, Wash., Nov. 14, 2012, patrol boat crews from throughout the 13th Coast Guard District joined together for a three-day training event in which crewmembers and command staff were able to train on topics such as communications, crew-served weapons, surface swimmer training and tactics, and the culinary arts. Some of the events included...

USCG Port Security Unit 313 to hold Change of Command ceremony

SEATTLE – A change of command ceremony is scheduled to be held for Port Security Unit 313, a Coast Guard Reserve expeditionary unit, at Naval Station Everett, Wash., Saturday, October 8, 2011. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Daniel W. Clark will assume the responsibilities of PSU 313 commanding officer from Cmdr. James B. Andrews. PSU 313 returned from their latest deployment under Andrew’s command...

Coast Guard responding to grounded vessel north of Lopez Island, Wash.

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded whale watching vessel north of Lopez Island, Wash., Wednesday.