Raising the sails

A taste of life at sea

Boatswain’s mates training for their rate – also known as A-school – normally does not include any time underway on a Coast Guard cutter. However, this spring 48 A-school students set sail from Charleston, S.C., alongside officer candidates from both Coast Guard Officer Candidate School and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Basic Officer Training.


From seaman to commanding officer

From seaman to commanding officer

Success is defined differently for everybody, but for one Coast Guardsman – who started his enlistment as a young, untested seaman recruit and is now the commanding officer of a small-boat station – success was constructed by a goal he set for himself when he was only two years into his career.


Remembering LT Colleen Cain 30 years later

Lt. Colleen Cain, a Coast Guard reservist, became the service’s first female helicopter pilot in June 1979. Tragically, her life was cut short thirty years ago today. Earning her commission from Officer Candidate School in 1976, Cain had her sights […]


History: Remembering the Cuyahoga

The profession that is the Coast Guard is an inherently dangerous one. Through this understanding, the Service continuously makes every effort to ensure the safety of its members. Every loss of a shipmate is felt and resonated throughout the Service. It’s […]


itCG-OCS on the Eagle, kayaker rescued, teacher returns from CGC Healy adventure

Recently, officer candidates from Officer Candidate School (OCS) spent some time underway on the Coast Guard Barque Eagle working side-by-side with the Eagle’s crew learning about the ship, maritime culture, teamwork, and leadership. The 43 candidates included 17 women and […]


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