The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, August 28, 2015, Image 25

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    Lt. Kristen Caldwell
Chief Electrician’s Mate Justin Malin
31, HAMILTON, N.C.
39, OKLAHOMA
What do you do in the Coast Guard and how did you end up
in that position?
“I just reported to the Sector Columbia River Command Center
in June as a Command Duty Officer. I have spent most of my
time on cutters conducting fisheries law enforcement on the east
coast. I have always been interested in response operations, but
wanted to pursue ‘operations ashore’ jobs to be closer to my
family.
What do you do in the Coast Guard and how did you end up
in that position?
“My duties include maintaining facilities and assets from
Tillamook to Grays Harbor. I ended up here because it was
available and I knew I already loved the area, having been pre-
viously stationed at the National Motor Lifeboat School from
2000-2004.
What is the most interesting thing about your job?
“The most interesting thing about my job is it is never the same
from day to day. I could be working on a Coast Guard cutter one
day or in Coast Guard housing the next. My job as an electrician
in the Coast Guard has taken me from Antarctica to the Persian
Gulf, so it never gets boring.
What is the most interesting thing about your job?
“Being able to come into work every day knowing that I can
help potentially save someone’s life is an incredible feeling!
What do you like most about Astoria?
“I love that the people here are so friendly and welcoming. I am
from a small town in eastern North Carolina and being here re-
minds me of that ‘hometown’ feel. If I’m going to be so far from
home, this is a great place to be!”
What do you like most about Astoria?
“What I like most about Astoria is all of the available outdoor
activities that make it a great place to raise my three boys.”
YOUR BRAVERY HAS TOUCHED MANY
LIVES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY...
Thank you U.S. Coast Guard!
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