Lt Cmdr. Frances Fazio was recently recognized as the Federal Asian Pacific American Council Military Meritorious Service Award winner for the Coast Guard.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Lt. Cmdr. Frances Fazio

The Coast Guard proudly recognizes the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This designation honors both Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for their contributions and sacrifices in advancing our great nation. This year’s theme is, […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Blas is originally from Guam and now serves at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City as a yeoman.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Blas

Serving as a yeoman, the Coast Guard’s name for an administrative specialist, Blas is a critical behind-the-scenes component to keeping his Coast Guard shipmates always ready. Blas works in the air station’s servicing personnel office, where yeomen administratively take care of the air station’s 254 crewmembers, focusing heavily on customer service.


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Coast Guard recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage

The Coast Guard proudly recognizes the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This designation honors both Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for their contributions and sacrifices in advancing our great nation. This year’s theme is, “I Am Beyond.” The phrase captures the aspirations of the American spirit, how Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have always sought to excel beyond the challenges that have limited equal opportunity in America.