ISS3 2018

Reservist Magazine is the award-winning official publication of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Quarterly issues include news and feature articles about the men and women who comprise America's premier national maritime safety and security

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MSU Paducah's busy summer Story and photos by Lt. James Thomas Summer has been busy for the reservists of Marine Safety Unit Paducah! In just a few short weeks, crew members completed more than 120 recreational boardings as well as several tow vessel inspections along area rivers, interacting with several hundred boats throughout the demanding recreational and commercial area of responsibility. MSU's boatcrews worked tirelessly to educate and promote boater safety throughout the extremely busy holiday marine events on Kentucky Lake as well as the Ohio and Tennessee River. The Paducah Marine Safety Unit is the busiest in the Coast Guard's Sector Ohio Valley. The AOR is located near the convergence of five major rivers, and with river levels that can fluctuate as much as 40 feet, the unit has its challenges, but the MSU Paducah reservists proved they're ready for it. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Sund educates a young boater on the missions of the Coast Guard Reserve. MSU's personnel often spend time educating the public on boating safety despite the high op-tempo. Reservists from Marine Safety Unit Paducah in Paducah, Ky., patrol safety and security zones for local area fireworks displays over the Fourth of July weekend. Issue 3 • 2018 � RESERVIST 11

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