One with Nature

One with nature: SK2 Cody Kemp

While the wilderness has taught Kemp a valuable lesson in being prepared, his job teaches him lessons on a daily basis. As a storekeeper, Kemp must be able to adapt quickly to new and continually changing Coast Guard environments.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Tara Canny

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Tara Canny

“Do your job and do it to the best of your ability,” advised Canny. “Whether you’re specializing in property, procurement or reconciliation – be the best storekeeper you can be. Be creative and innovative in your field of expertise, and make it your own.”


Petty Officer 3rd Class Noel Cordero poses for a photo while transiting through the Grenville Channel in British Columbia, Canada. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK2 Noel Cordero

Military leadership is often perceived as those who hold a high rank, part of a command staff, who foster the development of their junior members to one day become leaders themselves. But as with Coast Guardsmen like Petty Officer 2nd Class Noel Cordero, a junior member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, a good leader can come from any rank.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Zane Galbert

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Zane Galbert

Goodwill gestures have a funny way of growing sometimes, and what one person does on a lark can resonate and inspire people around them, bring them together and positively affect a change. Galbert could have been content with picking some junk up with a couple friends, though that wasn’t good enough for him.


Mr. Reedy

Artist’s sketchbook: Who’s who

Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy are currently supporting scientific research in the dynamic waters of the north on their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. So far you’ve seen what it takes to get underway, the ship’s routine and even the Board of Lies. For this edition of the sketchbook, we’re sharing the faces behind the mission.


Guardian of the Week – SK1 Brooke Hall

So much of the Coast Guard revolves around protecting people and saving lives. We often tell those stories here, and many of our past Guardians of the Week have performed some amazing rescues.  But many of those rescues are only […]