Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Mrs. Fran DeNinno-Zukunft join Coast Guard families stationed overseas for Thanksgiving Dinner. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

What I am most thankful for

For the second straight year, I am celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday overseas. This year, I had the privilege of joining Coast Guard families and our allies from the United Kingdom Royal Navy for Thanksgiving dinner. Without question, we have many reasons to be thankful. As Coast Guard Commandant, I am incredibly thankful.


A battle to the soccer field

Marik Tucker and his family transferred from Louisiana to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., when his family learned that he had a rare bone cancer known as osteosarcoma. Ten months later, cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy men’s soccer team in New London, Conn., “adopted” Marik after contacting Kelli through Team Impact, a program that matches sick kids with college athletic teams to provide a diversion from their medical realities and cultivate relationships.


There’s no place like home… for the holidays

With the holiday season upon us and families preparing for the festivities, we would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the men and women of the Coast Guard and Armed Services who will spend this holiday season […]

CWO Troy Riedel

Shipmate of the Week – CWO Troy Riedel

Written by Chief Warrant Officer Scott Epperson. Coast Guard missions make a difference in communities in our nation, providing safety and security essential to safeguarding America. But while the service ensures a safe and secure nation on duty, Coast Guard […]


Cupid’s arrow hits the Coast Guard

On a day where love is all anyone can talk about, it is easy for many military families to feel a little left out. But, to prove it’s still possible to celebrate Valentine’s Day in special ways despite being away […]

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Not your average sleigh

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener. With a Christmas tree tied to its mast and lights strung about like stars in the sky, Coast Guard Cutter Alder, homeported in Duluth, Minn., sat moored at Chicago’s famous Navy Pier. […]

ItCG- Search in the Pacific Northwest, hoax caller pleads guilty, and Cape May paddles

There is a search going on for two people who have been missing since their boat flipped in northern Chuckanut Bay near Bellingham, Wa. There were originally six people on the vessel, but when the boat flipped four of them […]