Posted by: arbeam | March 20, 2013

March 12 Navy League Luncheon

Rear Admiral Keith A Taylor USCG

Rear Admiral Keith A Taylor USCG

Our Chapter had the honor of hosting Rear Admiral Keith A Taylor, Commandant US Coast Guard District Thirteen, headquartered in Seattle WA, for our March Luncheon. He presented an overview of US Coast Guard operations in the Pacific Northwest.

The 13th Coast Guard District provides support for the operational units within Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. These units cover more than 460,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean. The district’s 1,240 active duty and 441 reserve men and women is augmented by 1,889 volunteer members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. This team of men and women also provide 24-hour, seven day-a-week search and rescue service, saving approximately 260 lives each year, while assisting 7,000 others. The district also ensures the area’s more than 2,600 aids to navigation are maintained properly, enforces federal maritime laws and regulations, inspects merchant vessels and license their crews, and takes all appropriate steps to safeguard the region’s marine environment.

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