Rear Adm. Brendan McPherson, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, presents the crew of USCGC Steadfast (WMEC 623) with the Meritorious Unit Commendation award during a decommissioning ceremony for the cutter 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-AS553-1016.JPG