Alameda was designated a Coast Guard City, one of 12 in the nation, in 2006. Many Coast Guard families live on the Island and Coast Guard Island, a part of Alameda. These service members aren’t receiving paychecks during the government shutdown, yet they are still out there working to keeping Americans safe. For some, especially those with kids, things are getting pretty tough. The East Bay Coast Guard Spouses have begun a drive to collect items in need to take some of the pressure off.
The fifth Annual Valor Games Far West will return to Coast Guard Island from Friday, June 2 to Monday, June 5.
The event brings together disabled veterans and active duty service members for three days of Paralympic sport competitions. This year’s Valor Games features more than 100 athletes competing in more than 10 events. New and returning athletes representing all military branches will participate again this year.