For greater generations

For greater generations
Michael Brewer, a U.S. Coast Guard World War II veteran, poses for photo. Brewer was a radiomen on the USCGC Atalanta from 1945 to 1946, where he worked on several forms of telecommunication during the war. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Brewer Family) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero The U.S. Coast Guard’s radiomen school barracks in Atlantic City, New Jersey, smelled of sweet,...

Coast Guard suspends active search for Kauai freediver

Coast Guard suspends active search for Kauai freediver
Author : Feefiona123 U.S. Coast Guard 14th District Hawaii and the Pacific Contact: 14th District Public Affairs HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for Nelson Kupenes off Kauai, Wednesday. Kupenes, 47 years-old, remains missing. “Since Monday our crews have worked closely with Kauai first responders and Japan Coast Guard conducting 38 searches over 902 square nautical miles,...

Coast Guard commandant skirts accountability questions from lawmakers as reports of sexual assault in the service climb

Coast Guard commandant skirts accountability questions from lawmakers as reports of sexual assault in the service climb
Sarah Cammarata Stars and Stripes Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, dodged questions Wednesday from lawmakers on harassment, bullying and retaliation in the service as a new report revealed the service is struggling with an overall rise in sexual assault cases. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} });...

Coast Guard chief to address harassment, bullying and retaliation after damning reports

Coast Guard chief to address harassment, bullying and retaliation after damning reports
Sarah Cammarata Stars and Stripes The commandant of the Coast Guard is set to testify Wednesday for the first time about how the service is addressing harassment, bullying and retaliation after a series of damning congressional and inspector general reports. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} }); Adm. Karl Schultz is...

A Call to Service

A Call to Service
Fireman Lonnie Taber with an Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) off Hawaii, March 12, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew West) It was evening on the mess deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756), as Lt. Cmdr. Donald Stiker, the cutter’s engineer officer, looked sternly out at the...

Breaking waves: Coast Guard surfmen drive to close gender gap

Breaking waves: Coast Guard surfmen drive to close gender gap
Petty Officer 1st Class Victoria Hansen (right), Surfman #484 and an instructor at the National Motor Life Boat School in Ilwaco, Washington, operates a 47-foot Motor Life Boat in 2019 while training at Benson Beach near Cape Disappointment.  U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Petty Officer 1st Class Victoria Hansen. By Petty Officer Cynthia Oldham While for decades the Coast Guard has permitted women...

New Flood Response Training Finishes Its Inaugural Course

New Flood Response Training Finishes Its Inaugural Course
Butlerville, IN – A glimpse of the flooded town that Coast Guard members walked into early this August. Pictured is the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC)’s flooded village, which includes flooded houses, vehicles, and street signs, awaits members who will use this environment to train for missions such as rescuing survivors from rooftops. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) By Shana Brouder Butlerville,...

Coast Guardsman recognized as Aerospace Control Alert Maintainer of the Year

Coast Guardsman recognized as Aerospace Control Alert Maintainer of the Year
Adm. Charles Ray, the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard and Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Rob Bushey recognized Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Anton, an avionics electrical technician as “Maintainer of the Year” for the Continental NORAD Region Aerospace Control Alert during a ceremony at the National Capital Region Air Defense Facility, Aug. 20, 2020. (U.S. Coast...

The Creed

The Creed
Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Preiser (surfman #535) operates a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in the surf near Brookings, Oregon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Bruce Beck Photography. Public Domain use approved by Mr. Bruce Beck) Years ago a visitor from Central Oregon stood on the Depoe Bay Bridge, which runs along the Pacific Coast Highway, otherwise known as State Highway 101. She looked out to see...