ISS3 2017

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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Attempting the record Reservists from Base Seattle participated in the "Ready, Set, Wear It!" life jacket world record attempt May 20 aboard the new Washington State ferry, the Chimicum, while kicking off National Safe Boating Week. In the U.S., the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection set the national record in 2016 with 394 people wearing life jackets at one time. Photo courtesy of CWO4 Paul Bostwick. Long i sland Stations participate in Memorial Day "Murph Challenge" Coast Guard reservists from the Long Island Stations took part in the "Murph Challenge" held May 29 at Station Jones Beach, N.Y. More than 100 active, reserve and family members participated in the event. "Murph" is the title of a CrossFit workout honoring Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy Seal who was killed in Afghanistan in June 2005. Daniel Murphy, father of the eponymous officer, gave a speech motivating the Coast Guard members to complete the challenge of running, pushups, pull ups, and squats. The event was organized by the commanding officer of Station Jones Beach, CWO Bryan Hoffman, and Sector Southeast New England's Reserve Command Senior Chief Bryan Mastrangelo. "We're huge supporters of Murph's legacy, and hearing his dad speak that morning was so motivating," said Mastrangelo, Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor for the Sector. "The weather canceled a lot of parades that day, but it wasn't going to cancel the Murph Challenge." Coast Guardsmen hustle through the first of the one-mile runs book-ending the "Murph" workout. Some members completing the challenge wore 20-pound vests in tribute to the fallen Seal. TOP: Active and Reserve Coast Guard participants in the Murph Challenge and their family members pose with d aniel Murphy, father of l t. Michael Murphy. Photo by PA3 Steven Strohmaier Issue 3 • 2017 � RESERVIST 49

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