Uncolored

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 […]


A fistful of maintenance schedules

Thanks to an attention to detail that would rival Stanley Kubrick at his most meticulous and a borderline obsessive compulsive adherence to maintenance schedules, the crewmembers of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans keep their helicopters mission-ready through a constant […]


Fishy Business: The anatomy of a boarding with Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless

It was pitch-black, I squinted my eyes tightly in attempts to adjust them to the darkness. If it weren’t for the sound of the waves bouncing off the side of the boat there would be no indication of where I […]


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 […]


Coast Guard assists with tornado cleanup

Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Ayla Kelley Dozens of tornados tore through the Midwest Nov. 17, leaving a path of destruction behind. As with most storms in the Midwest, the National Guard and other state and local agencies […]


Thanksgiving response on the Mississippi

While most of America was enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with their families, members of the Coast Guard were in an unlikely place, Le Claire, Iowa, though it was exactly where they needed to be. Following the sinking of a 144-foot […]


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 […]


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 […]


Iron sonata

The clanking jingle of metallic music fills the air accompanied by a cacophony of intense breathing as bodies struggle to stay in motion. It’s a classical piece of music with a modern twist directed by Newton and performed by Coast Guard members. Click here to find out more about this Iron Sonata.


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