Protecting the Pacific Northwest
Congratulations on your assignment to Coast Guard Sector Columbia river Reserves! As a valued member of the Sector Columbia River Reserve team, we welcome you aboard and are committed to helping make your duty here as rewarding as possible.
Sector Columbia River executes virtually the full range of Coast Guard missions in a uniquely challenging and complex maritime environment. Its Command Center overlooks the world famous Columbia River Bar and "Graveyard of the Pacific". The Sector ensures Maritime Safety, Security and Environmental Protection from the Pacific Ocean to coastal Oregon and southern Washington and associated ports, and throughout the Columbia, Snake and Willamette River systems to Idaho.
Among the Sector's many missions are Search and Rescue; Marine Inspection; Waterways Management; Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security; Law Enforcement; Marine Environmental Protection and Response; Aids to Navigation; Boating and Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety; and Living Marine Resources.
SELRES Members within Sector Columbia River are assigned to one of Four Units: 1) Sector Columbia River Proper, located in Warrenton, OR; 2) MSU Portland, Located in Portland, OR; 3) Station Portland, located in Portland, OR; 4) Station Cape Disappointment, located in Ilwaco, WA.
The Welcome Aboard letter linked above provides key information for Reservists reporting to Sector Columbia River including: Reserve Force Readiness Staff (RFRS), authorized berthing, useful websites, authorized meals, check-in guidance, and expectations.