The military has long been a microcosm of society, reflecting changing values and norms. With mission readiness at the forefront of any policy changes, the military has historically kept pace with the pulse of societal change to bring [...]
America is currently besieged by a very particular fear. It is a fear of not enough, a universal fear. It is a fear of not enough money and not enough jobs. It is a fear for the future. [...]
As you ride the Coast Guard’s cutter float through the streets of New Orleans, a cacophony of screaming masses fill your ears with, “Throw me something mister.” A gumbo of carnival regalia fills your vision as you pass hordes of [...]
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally A coach sits, stands and paces along the sidelines of a basketball court encouraging, motivating and, yes, yelling at his players to perform better. He sternly scolds them to play better defense and [...]
By Chief Petty Officer Christopher Browning The Coast Guard lost an extended family member on Aug. 18. After a short battle with cancer, Ruth Brace, known to most Coast Guardsmen as the sticker lady, passed away. For more than 20 [...]
A daring rescue by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9339 of a father-daughter canoe team took place during the 3rd Annual Tour du Teche. Find out more here.
Have you ever wondered how Coast Guard helicopter crews prepare for a “worst-case-scenerio,” if a helicopter were to crash in water? To find out more read this blog post.
Seemingly unknown to the public, and in some instances to the Coast Guard at large, the River Buoy Tender cutter class is the workhorse of the Coast Guard. River tenders are indispensable in keeping mariners safe and help boost America’s [...]
“Shield of Freedom,” a phrase commonly associated with the Coast Guard is an appropriate expression to use in celebration of the service’s 222nd birthday highlighting their role as protectors of the American borders.
You are on a go-fast boat chasing down drug smugglers when your boat slams into a submerged object and your engines shutdown. Water is suddenly pouring in from multiple areas and is causing a plethora of other problems. What do [...]