Patrol Boat Roundup 2015

Master Chief Petty Officer Brett Verhulst, 17th District command master chief, addresses the crowd of The Patrol Boat Roundup attendees at the conclusion of the week’s events during a morale BBQ.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Master Chief Petty Officer Brett Verhulst, 17th District command master chief, addresses the crowd of The Patrol Boat Roundup attendees at the conclusion of the week’s events during a morale BBQ. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The 110-foot Island-class patrol boats of Sector Juneau descended upon Ketchikan, Alaska, to participate in this year’s annual Patrol Boat Roundup. Unlike other cutter roundups of the Last Frontier, the focus for the crews of the cutters Liberty, Chandeleur, Naushon and Anacapa was less on competition and more on education and teamwork.

During the weeklong event crews participated in operational stress management training, a course on first aid, a boatswain’s mate roundtable and team building events, among others.

“We were able to get the crews of our Island–class patrol boats together to share experiences and best practices, as well as develop camaraderie,” said Lt. Jennifer Ferreira, Sector Juneau chief of enforcement. “We held lots of extremely valuable training throughout the week that these crews will be able to use out in the field.”

Teams participate in a zoom book communications exercise where members have to arrange photos in the correct order while only being able to see the photo in front of them the entire time.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Teams participate in a zoom book communications exercise where members have to arrange photos in the correct order while only being able to see the photo in front of them the entire time.

Boatswain’s mate leadership holds a roundtable meeting with topics ranging from servicewide exams, to enlisted professional military education, to boatswain specific discussions.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Boatswain’s mate leadership holds a roundtable meeting with topics ranging from servicewide exams, to enlisted professional military education, to boatswain specific discussions.

Lt. Cmdr. Jason Boyer, Sector Juneau chief of prevention, oversees damage control wet trainer drills.  These drills are designed as a way for crews to practice responding to underway emergency scenarios in a controlled environment.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Lt. Cmdr. Jason Boyer, Sector Juneau chief of prevention, oversees damage control wet trainer drills. These drills are designed as a way for crews to practice responding to underway emergency scenarios in a controlled environment.

Team coordination training is held as crews discuss the importance of working together as a team.  TCT is required training for boat crewmembers who work in the response field.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Team coordination training is held as crews discuss the importance of working together as a team. TCT is required training for boat crewmembers who work in the response field.

Crewmembers participate in a dodgeball morale event at the beginning of Patrol Boat Roundup 2015.  Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon won the title for the second year in a row.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Crewmembers participate in a dodgeball morale event at the beginning of Patrol Boat Roundup 2015. Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon won the title for the second year in a row.

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