Rear Adm. Brendan McPherson, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, speaks during a decommissioning ceremony for USCGC Steadfast (WMEC 623) in Astoria, Oregon, Feb. 1, 2024. Steadfast was commissioned in 1968 and spent nearly 30 years in Astoria. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee)

Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class Travis MaGee |  VIRIN: 240201-G-AS553-1009.JPG