Not another PowerPoint, please. Most Coast Guardsmen furrow brows and exhale deep sighs and ughs if they have to sit through a presentation that lasts as long as what a root canal may feel like without anesthesia. They probably mutter to […]

Ruff Responder

Often times Coast Guard personnel are called to duty during not-so-ideal circumstances. Whether it’s during a disaster response, search-and-rescue case, oil spill, or ice-breaking operations in the Bering Sea, these not-so-ideal conditions are when its members thrive. That is when […]

Killer Ex


The Master Cutterman of the Harry Claiborne

It’s your birthday; you’re hanging out with your family and friends. There are candles, birthday cake and presents. Relaxing right? Chief Warrant Officer Paul Zado’s first birthday underway as a Coast Guardsman was a little different. He was a petty […]

Crew cruises college to qual

Always being ready is the lifeblood running through the veins of the United States Coast Guard. Priding themselves on being the best trained in many maritime evolutions, Coast Guard members are ready to respond with utmost flexibility and proficiency in […]

Proficiency: Preparing for the unpredictable

My morning began the same way it had many times before. I walked into Coast Guard Air Station Houston, turned the corner and made my way down the long narrow hallway to the public affairs shop. The hallway was completely […]

Remember the White Alder

  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day mourns the loss of the 2,402 Americans who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.  Twenty-seven years later in 1968, on the day that lives in infamy, 17 crewmen lost their […]

Honoring Military on 11-11

On the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month of 1918, the world could breathe easier because the major hostilities of World War I formally ended. From that day forward Americans celebrated and still honor their military […]

A steely salute to America’s heroes

Story and photos by Lt. j.g. Devin Adams   U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh proudly took part alongside Coast Guard Cutter Osage’s crewmembers in honoring America’s heroes by marching in Pittsburgh’s annual Veterans’ Day Parade Monday.  This year […]

Coast Guard Lady becomes honorary chief

  Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ayla Kelley Lois Bouton has had an eventful year of milestones. The woman affectionately known as the Coast Guard Lady from Rogers, Ark., recently turned 94 and marked her 70th anniversary […]

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