Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Christopher Hudgins

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM2 Christopher Hudgins

While spending his first day at home following a month-long deployment, Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Hudgins was expecting to spend a night relaxing with his family. But what happened next changed him forever.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen

Whether lifting more than two times her body weight, sailing the high seas or overseeing operations for more than 40 Coast Guard units in the Pacific Northwest, Allen continues to be an inspiration for all.

Coast Guard Academy Ethics Forum

Preparing for the tough decisions: the Coast Guard Academy’s annual Ethics Forum

There is no denying the difficult ethical situations with which cadets will be presented as young junior officers. To build upon their developing experience, they must learn from the experience of those senior to them; those who have learned to face the odds and carry on the missions they vowed to perform and the people they promised to protect.

Rear Adm. John Korn passes on traditional flight gear to Vice Adm. Charles Ray during a change of watch ceremony at Air Station New Orleans. Ray relieved Korn as the Coast Guard's 25th Ancient Albatross. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Carrying on an ‘ancient’ tradition

“I knew a helicopter could take you far, but I never imagined it would take me this far.”

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Aux Jim Johnson

Just as lake effect snow and northern Michigan are one, so are U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary aviation and Jim Johnson. A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary since 2001, Mr. Johnson currently serves as the assistant 9th District staff officer for aviation and the auxiliary air coordinator for the 9th District central region.

Petty Officer 1st Class Denis Butierries holds his son Jacob so he can get a view of Honolulu Harbor during a tour of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush Dec. 23. 2014. Six-year-old Jacob was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was four months old and was given between four months and one year to live. His longtime wish was to see the Rush where his grandfather served as the engineering officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Fredrickson.

Shutter Shootout 2015: Photo of the Year!

After hundreds of thousands of your votes on our Facebook page we are proud to announce “Holding On” has won Shutter Shootout 2015.

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Shutter Shootout 2015: Finals

We’ve reached the final matchup of the Shutter Shootout 2015 photo contest. Will it be the number 4 seed “In Pursuit” from the North Division or the number 2 seed “Holding On” from the West Division?

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Shutter Shootout 2015: Final Four

We are down to the final four in the Shutter Shootout 2015 photo competition. Find out if your favorite photo made it into the final four round and make sure to vote as we move one step closer to selecting Coast Guard photo of the year.

DV rating

Coast Guard officially stands up dive rating

On April 1, 2015, 48 Coast Guard members began their journey towards proficiency in an entirely new career field by becoming the first Coast Guard men and women to be formally recognized by the Coast Guard’s 22nd rating.

Catherine Moore

Restless nights, resolute watch: The exemplary life of Catherine Moore

Moore is officially credited with saving 21 lives while keeping the light on Fayerweather Island. “I wish it had been double that number,” said Moore about her rescues.

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