USCG Station Ft. Pierce

Winter has certainly settled in here in FL! The weather patterns have shifted and we have seen some of our coolest temperatures of the year, which has reduced the water temperature into the low 70's. Station Fort Pierce would like to remind everyone that even if the air is warm and the sun is out, the water will remain chilly. When venturing out on the water or to our lovely beaches, be sure you are
aware of the forecasted weather, dress for success, and equip yourself with the required safety gear.

The crew of Station Fort Pierce has been working hard training for emergencies on and off the water, and over 15 new certifications were completed!!! Hard work truly pays off and we have bolstered our ability to respond to a variety of emergencies. A special thanks to Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 58 in Fort
Pierce for conducting CPR/AED courses for our entire crew! We also said farewell to Chief Petty Officer William Balcerski, as we recognized his retirement and thanked him for over 23 years of dedicated service to our Nation. Thank you Chief and good luck in your next career! To close out the month, Auxiliarist Chef Mark Gaisford once again took over our galley to prepare another incredible
Thanksgiving feast for the duty section, their families, and those that live aboard the station. It was agreat day of fellowship, family, and football!

Station Fort Pierce would like to extend warm wishes to all of you this Holiday Season. May friends and family surround you, and we wish you all a safe and prosperous New Year!

Executive Petty Officer, Chief Geof Dufur presents Retired Chief Petty Officer William Balcerski with his shadow box. 

Chief Boatswain's Mate William Balcerski, USCG Retired

Auxiliarist Chef Mark Gaisford

The crew and their families enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together. 

The crew and their families enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together. 

USCG Cutter FINBACK and the beautiful Fort Pierce sunrise.