The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, a multi-mission 210-foot medium endurance cutter based out of Cape May, N.J., recently exemplified the spirit of maritime stewardship and partnership during their recent port call to the Bahamas. For three days, the Coast Guard crew collaborated with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force – the armed service and coast guard component of The Bahamas known as RBDF – for community outreach and exercise planning.
When 27 Coast Guard Academy cadets arrived at Martinez Magnet School in New Haven, Conn., recently, they had their Junior Achievement briefcases in hand and were ready to teach their young audience about finance, the importance of education and the Coast Guard. The students, ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade, took a day away from the textbooks to allow the cadets to run through various lessons.
Zach Lederer was 18 when he stared defiantly at a camera and flexed his muscles. The pose, so common in weight rooms and sporting complexes, was a rare sight where he sat – a hospital bed. Lederer, diagnosed with brain cancer for the second time in his life, had just undergone brain surgery in January 2012. Doctors were able to remove part of a cancerous tumor and just an hour out of surgery he wanted to show strength. The single image has inspired thousands around the world. Of those thousands was the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro.
This year the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates its 75th anniversary and this is the first of several articles that will describe how each decade contributed to the evolving relationship between the active duty Coast Guard and the Auxiliary. These are stories of bravery, honor and devotion to duty sprinkled with humor, common sense, American ingenuity and hard work.
Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. A boat is sinking with four people aboard in the middle of 30-foot seas that are crashing into each other, spraying salt into the air and creating deep swells giving way to […]
To celebrate Valentine’s Day with the men and women who serve, we reached out to our fans to hear why they loved America’s Coast Guard using #CGadmirer. More than 100 Tweets came in on why you appreciate what the Coast Guard does and we’ve shared some of them in this video post. The messages are also now on display at Coast Guard Headquarters so Coast Guard men and women can see your Valentine’s Day messages.
One man got Tuesdays with Morrie, but at Station Fire Island the entire crew is fortunate enough to get Wednesdays with Charles Baack. Since 1976 Charles W. Baack has stood faithful to Station Fire Island as a communications watchstander and break-in trainer. What’s more amazing than that, is he is 97 years young and remains as sharp as a whip!
Nearly a decade later, looking out the window of the Jayhawk’s cockpit, Lt. Adriana Knies can’t help but admire the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The stretch of coastal region between Tillamook Bay, Ore., and Vancouver Island, Canada, has been nicknamed the “Graveyard of the Pacific” because of its unpredictable seas and rough landscape that continually threaten mariners and outdoorsmen alike.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that usually means chocolates, cards and flowers. But the celebration isn’t just for cupid and candy; it’s about love and appreciation! To celebrate Valentine’s Day with the men and women who serve, we’re reaching out to our fans to hear why you love America’s Coast Guard. Throughout this week, we’re asking our fans to share reasons why they love the Coast Guard using #CGadmirer on Twitter. At the end of the week, we’ll take your messages and make a video that will go on display at Coast Guard Headquarters.
It could be said that when nature is at its worst, the Coast Guard is at its best, and it could be argued that nowhere in the United States is this exemplified more than in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest, miles of rocky coastlines mixed with breathtaking beaches, is a prime location for those who make their living on the seas, or for those looking to escape the rigors of everyday life.