Feature: Beyond borders and boundaries - Embracing adaptation and teamwork with Ensign Peyton Phillips

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U.S. Coast Guard 14th District Hawaii and the Pacific
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11/29/2023 03:48 AM EST

Discover the inspiring journey of Ensign Peyton Phillips aboard the USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139), a testament to the diversity and strength of the U.S. Coast Guard. As a 2023 U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduate, Phillips serves as the first lieutenant on Myrtle Hazard, a key role in managing the synergy between the ship's departments. These Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) play a pivotal role in maintaining security and enforcing laws in the challenging Blue Pacific waters. Phillips' unique background, including his proficiency in Japanese from his time in Japan and Taiwan, was instrumental during the Myrtle Hazard’s patrol in support of Operation Blue Pacific. His collaboration with Cadets Genzo and Seiji Gonzales led to the creation of a Japanese translation sheet, enhancing communication during operations. With a deep family connection to aviation, Phillips aspires to become a pilot, reflecting his dedication to service. His story is a vivid example of how diverse experiences enrich the U.S. Coast Guard's effectiveness in complex and international missions.
The USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) delivers the mayor of the Northern Mariana Islands and staff to Agrihan Island on Oct. 22, 2023. The crew completed a multifaceted patrol from Oct. 16 to Nov. 5, 2023, underscoring the U.S. Coast Guard's unwavering commitment to the community and partners in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). During this period, the cutter's crew achieved several key objectives, including delivering vital donations and supplies and facilitating critical wellness checks in the wake of Typhoon Bolaven. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)


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