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Years ago, a visitor from Central Oregon stood on the Depoe Bay Bridge, which runs along the Pacific Coast Highway, otherwise known as State Highway 101. She looked out to see a silver boat zipping around in the ocean and thought to herself ‘that looks fun and I want to drive that boat.’

The U.S. Coast Guard is a primary force for maritime security and enforcement. Coast Guard crews in Oregon are often deployed in missions working cooperatively with United States law enforcement and police from other countries.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay is located two miles from the entrance of Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi. The bar at the entrance is one of the most treacherous bars on the Oregon Coast.

Carlos Sosa is an operations petty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River in Brookings, but he’s also a badge-carrying member of an elite group of Coast Guardsmen known as surfmen.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Coos Bay region have a long and decorated history, with the community supporting the service and the Coast Guard members saving lives.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Cassandra Castillo’s dream to work in the medical field began when she was a little girl. Growing up, she was passionate about helping others but did not know how to find opportunities to begin a career where she could serve others.

The U.S. Coast Guard is replete with LGBTQ+ personnel who contribute to mission success in extraordinary ways.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s radiomen school barracks in Atlantic City, New Jersey, smelled of sweet, charred marshmallows. Several students had teamed up to find wood for kindling and an old metal trash can to roast some marshmallows in.