Coast Guard holds Arctic discussions in Boston aboard Cutter Healy

Coast Guard holds Arctic discussions in Boston aboard Cutter Healy
The U.S. Coast Guard held an Arctic discussion roundtable aboard the USCGC Healy (WAGB 20) in Boston on Oct. 15, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, Atlantic Area commander, Rear Adm. Thomas Allan, 1st District commander, and Capt. Kenneth Boda, commanding officer of Healy, joined more than 20 professors, students, and Arctic leaders from multiple U.S. universities. (U.S. Coast Guard photo...

Revenue Cutter Bear located, ending decades-long mystery

Revenue Cutter Bear located, ending decades-long mystery
U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear in the Arctic. (USCG photo) For nearly two decades, a team of researchers from NOAA, U.S. Coast Guard and partnering academic institutions had been on a complex quest to solve the mystery of the storied U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Bear’s final resting place. Today at a press event in Boston, Rear Adm. Nancy Hann, on behalf of NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard, announced that the...

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,...

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...

i911, helping the Coast Guard save lives

i911, helping the Coast Guard save lives
A demonstration of how the Coast Guard uses the i911 system in Boston, Massachusetts, May 4, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll First Coast Guard District command center crews, from Maine to Northern New Jersey, have a new tool to help distressed mariners come home to their families after being out to sea. The i911 program...