The Coast Guard is in his blood. Caleb Gaudian is a few weeks away from shipping to Coast Guard Basic Training. He won’t have much time in boot camp to ruminate on what brought him here, but his family history is rich with Coast Guard adventure.
Each year, the holidays bring special focus on gathering with our families and celebrating the traditions that bring us meaning. This holiday season is no different for the Coast Guard family, which has come together to carry on some historic and meaningful traditions to serve one another and the communities in which we live.
The bay was calm as my father, Enginemen 1st Class Harry L. Norris Sr., answered the call to set the special sea detail in May 1961. His newly constructed Coast Guard Point-class patrol boat trailed behind two other patrol boats as they neared the majestic Cape Charles lighthouse. An 8,000-mile, 45-day journey lay ahead for as the crew as they began their journey to the west, via the Panama Canal.
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 [...]
Behind every member of the Coast Guard stands a proud parent, sibling, spouse or child. Together they form a strong family, a military family. Alongside their loved ones, family members share the weight of deployments as Coast Guard men and women stand the watch. But they also share the same spirit of service, whether it is to country or community. As a true testament to this service, Coast Guard families came together in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The Csisar family’s Coast Guard legacy began in 1958 when the cost of gas was just 24 cents a gallon. Now, with the price of gas much higher, the tradition continues; altogether, the family has seen their loved ones contribute more than 54 years to the Coast Guard.
At only 17, Alena Deveau has traveled to all but one U.S. state. What motivated her to travel across the country? Well it wasn’t necessarily a motivation but a way of life. The way of life for a military child. [...]
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 [...]
As Americans reunite with their families this holiday season, our nation’s servicemembers stand the watch. Whether they are at sea defending our nation’s maritime borders, or deployed halfway around the world, their sacrifices can never be truly understood. But, as [...]
November is Military Family Month and serves as a celebration of the service, strength and sacrifice of all military families. Their commitment to each other and our nation is truly inspirational. In honor of military families, we are sharing the [...]