The family of Petty Officer Korina Herrin would like to welcome her back from a four-month temporary duty with the U.S. Coast Guard in Alpena, Mich. While stationed in Alpena, Herrin assisted in 155 vessel safety inspections, six search and rescue cases, and obtained one of the toughest certifications to achieve as a reserves in the U.S. Coast Guard.
On Aug. 13, Herrin was "pinned" as a qualified coxswain of the 25-foot response boat small by the district nine sector captain. A coxswain is the direct representative of the commanding officer or officer in charge of the unit. While under way in a mission, or sortie, the coxswain is independent of rank or seniority.
Herrin has been in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves for 5 1/2 years and is currently stationed at Fort Myers Beach. When she is not in uniform, you can still find her "watching the water" at the Pine Island Community Pool. Her family is proud of her.
Petty Officer Herrin receives her award.
Welcome home safe and sound, sailor.