Family members eagerly await to see loved ones arrive home after two months of training.

A training ship with an operational mission

The Dauntless has truly upheld her mantra as a training ship with an operational mission. The preparation [for TSTA] began prior to my arrival, and I cannot be more proud of the men and women who make up the crew. The high level of performance and constant drive to improve makes me proud to call myself a Dauntless sailor.

Hitting a moving target

Let’s put modesty on hold for a minute and be honest. The U.S. Coast Guard is the best such service in the world. So much so that some of the coast guards of other countries imitate our stripe, our uniform […]

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 […]

Petty Officer 2nd Class Chandler Nuttal introduces Bert, a trained explosive-sniffing dog, to a classroom full of third graders.

The Power of Impressions: Revealing the Future

As a child have you ever encountered anyone that made a profound impact on the rest of your life? Changed the way you thought of the world and what was in it? Perhaps it was an astronaut, a doctor or […]

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, protecting America, patrolling the Caribbean

  The crew of the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Galveston, Texas, returned home after a 56-day counter narcotics patrol in the Caribbean, June 19. The 75-person crew of the Dauntless deployed […]

Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Linton. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Dauntless Sailor of the Quarter: BM3 Linton

What is a Dauntless sailor? A defender of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, noted for his/her expertise in counter narcotics, undocumented migrant operations, search and rescue and homeland defense. Who is a Dauntless sailor? Any man or […]

>Right place, right time

> What is a hero? A hero, by definition is “a man of distinguished courage or ability; admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” A hero can be a man or woman; young or old; small or large. The […]

>Welcome Back Dauntless!

> The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Galveston, Texas, returned from a late winter patrol on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. I had the opportunity to sit down with Cmdr. James Andrews, commanding officer of […]

>Family time

>After 15 years of marriage and two children later, Valerie Andrews has discovered the secret to a successful marriage as the wife to a commanding officer. Andrews, the wife of Cmdr. Jim Andrews, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter […]