Reservist

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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Sector Jacksonville gathered July 14 to recognize the accomplishments of Chief Petty Officer Jeanne Laxton as she prepares to depart for the Gulf Strike Team. Laxton has been a member of the Coast Guard since 2000 and previously served at Sector Puget Sound, Ore., Marine Safety Unit Savannah, Ga., and Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis . Pictured are Laxton and Lt. j.g. Sara Young. Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Frank Puzzini. Shipmates gathered June 9 to recognize the extraordinary career and retirement of Cmdr. Richard More after 27 years of service. Pictured here, he stands with his Mary Jo and their children Ryan, Katie and Julia. More graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1991, and, after a break in service, he joined the Reserve in 2003. His service includes two tours at sea and work up and down the eastern seaboard, as well as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. Fair winds and following seas, Commander. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson. Father's Day retirement for MK2 conducted by 2LT son On Father's Day, June 17, Petty Officer 2nd Class John Brycki, a member of Station Milwaukee, retired from the Coast Guard. Brycki's career was commemorated with an intimate ceremony held outdoors at Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. This retirement was special for the machinery technician, because it was led by his son, 2nd Lt. Jacob Brycki, a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Brycki enlisted in the Navy in 1985 and became a boiler technician before lateraling to machinist mate. During his service in the Navy, he served aboard the USS LaSalle and the USS Sierra , and deployed to the Persian Gulf for a year. In 2006, Brycki enlisted in the Coast Guard as an MK2. He went on to become a member of the boat crew and the boarding team at Station Milwaukee. Fair winds and following seas, MK2. Photo courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Tommar Franklin. 46 RESERVIST � Issue 3 • 2018

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