Coast Guard Reserve Admiral retires after 38 years of service

Coast Guard Reserve Admiral retires after 38 years of service
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Rear Adm. Francis “Stash” Pelkowski, salutes fellow members of the Coast Guard as he departs his retirement ceremony held in West Islip, N.Y., May 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael White) NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard held a retirement ceremony for Rear Adm. Francis “Stash” Pelkowski Saturday, at the West Islip Fire...

Washington native retires after 29 years of Coast Guard service

Washington native retires after 29 years of Coast Guard service
SEATTLE — Coast Guard Capt. Michael Gardiner, a native of Ione, Wash., retired here after 29 years of  honorable service, Friday. Gardiner was assigned as Chief, Thirteenth District Prevention Division, managing Coast Guard Prevention activities in the Pacific Northwest while building maritime relationships across four states and Canada. Gardiner graduated from Eastern Washington University,...

17th District chief of prevention retires

17th District chief of prevention retires
Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, retired at the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center March 14, 2013. Shaw’s retirement ceremony celebrated more than 25 years of service for the Coast Guard, including stations across the U.S. and as far away as the Netherlands. Shaw was joined by his wife and three children, including his son, Coast Guard Academy Cadet Allen...