Delivery of life saving actions

Helping others is something that’s ingrained in all that wear the Coast Guard uniform. For many, it’s the very reason for joining the service and is the most fundamental condition of the job. On an early Tuesday morning, Petty Officer […]


Petty Officer 1st Class Roy Mesen and Petty Officer 1st Class Cristina Mesen pose on Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, Oct. 1, 2015. The Mesens have been married since 2000 and are both active duty Coast Guardsmen. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: The Mesens

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In honor of […]


Chief Petty Officer Federico Sanchez poses for a photo in his Base Kodiak office where he presides over the 17th District Substance Abuse Prevention Program as a full-time prevention facilitator. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: HSC Federico Sanchez

I originally only wanted to do four years, but I fell in love with this service. Once you’re in and see all the good you do for others, it really makes you proud to be a part of a military service that it is so multi-faceted and ingrains itself in the communities we live in.


Petty Officer 3rd Class Qurina Moss, a health services technician, poses for a photo at the medical clinic located on Base Kodiak, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker.

African-American History Month: HS3 Qarina Moss

Celebrating African-American History Month in the Coast Guard means to me that the Coast Guard acknowledges the hard work and success of the people of the African-American culture.