Living Memories: A SPAR’s Story

The Coast Guard has a long and storied legacy. Part of that legacy is the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, the SPARs, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nov. 23, 1942.


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 […]


Write on: Coast Guard Lady marks 70th year as SPAR

There is no single word for devotion to duty that is the essence of dedication. Though there is one name that boasts 40,000 letters. Lois Bouton, aka the Coast Guard Lady, celebrated 70 years in the U.S. Coast Guard Woman’s […]


Sophie Klancar

SPAR’s – Changing their lives to better everyones future

It wasn’t long ago, no more than the turn of a page in American history, that inequality kept the potential for greatness, be it man or woman, at bay. But through the evolution of civilization, a balance brought forth by […]