Rear Adm. Brendan McPherson, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, presents Cmdr. Brock S. Eckel, the commanding officer of USCGC Steadfast (WMEC 623), the Meritorious Service Medal during a decommissioning ceremony for Steadfast 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-AS553-1011.JPG