ISS1 2015

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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Coast Guardsmen Participate in Veteran's Day Program at Florida School Coast Guardsmen from Recruiting Office Mobile, Station Destin, Sector Jacksonville and the 1st Coast Guard District represented the Service during Ruckel Middle School's Veteran's Day extensive celebration. After the honor guard from Hurlburt Air Force Base posted the colors and the singing of the national anthem, a wounded warrior gave a key note speech to nearly 1,000 students and faculty. Following a service medley played by the school band, members of each service spoke with students during their first period class about their Service. The Coast Guard representatives remained in the gym and showed video and shared stories of their experiences and reasons for serving to over 100 students. — Story and photo by Capt. Martha LaGuardia Lt. Cmdr Don Cooley (Sector Jacksonville), Capt. Martha LaGuardia (1st Coast Guard District), AMT1 Jeffrey Robertson (Recruiting Offce Mobile), OS1 Trevor Vallet (Recruiting Offce Mobile), BM3 Jose Rivera (Station Destin) with station mascot, Rudder. Crewmembers from Coast Guard stations around the Bay Area train at the new Reserve Boat Crew College located at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, Aug. 7, 2014. They conducted boat towing, learned how to use an onboard pump, practiced using a Mustang suit use and Stokes basket. The Reserve Boat Crew College is a new program aimed at giving both reservists and active duty members the same training that they would get at the Response Boat-Small course at Yorktown, Va. Photo by PA3 David Flores Station Washington Reservist Sets High Standard of Accomplishment "MK2 James Hardey is an outstanding example of adherence to the Coast Guard's Core Value of devotion to duty and his drive and determination for professional development is an outstanding example of what can be accomplished to other reserve members," notes ITC James Krise, the station's Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor. "During the two years that Hardey has been a reservist at Station Washington he has graduated from MK-A School, advanced twice, and obtained and maintained his boat crew and boarding team member competencies. In addition, he was recognized for his volunteer efforts and promotion of the USCG as a career." Krise also pointed out that Hardley graduated from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics and is in the process of applying for Officers Candidate School. Station Golden Gate Hosts Reserve Boat Crew Training Hardey is shown here during his advancement ceremony at Station Washington, D.C., on August 14, 2014 when he was advanced to MK2. His new collar devices were pinned on by BMCM Shawn Hoefing and his wife, HS3 elizabeth Hardey. Issue 1 • 2015 � RESERVIST 17

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