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Shipmate of the Week – ME1 Wesley Mundy

Friday, June 13, 2014

ME1 Mundy

Routinely working 75-hour work weeks, 17 days straight? It’s a result of the mission, says Petty Officer 1st Class Wesley Mundy, a reservist assigned to the Special Missions Training Center deployment training detachment. What is this mission? Preparing hundreds of Coast Guard men and women for their upcoming deployments. Mundy’s commitment to the maritime law enforcement mission, training and the Coast Guard’s core values resulted in his selection for Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year and, as a result, he will be meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer in an upcoming ceremony.

Shipmate of the Week – AETC Travis Cutler

Friday, June 6, 2014

Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year

Honor. Respect. Devotion to duty. For Coast Guard members, these are more than just simple words, they are core values. As Chief Petty Officer Travis Cutler advanced through the ranks, these words shaped his daily actions and became a way of life. Cutler’s embodiment of the Coast Guard’s core values, strength of character and leadership abilities have earned him the title of Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year. As a result of this selection, Cutler was meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer in a ceremony held today in Washington, D.C.

Shipmate of the Week – ADM Bob Papp

Friday, May 30, 2014

Adm. Papp

It was 1958 when a Korean War veteran settled into post-war life with his family at a farmhouse in Connecticut. He found work as a state trooper and converted the bottom of his farmhouse into apartments for extra income. In 1960, a Coast Guard ensign and his wife moved into the apartment. The Korean War veteran had a son who became fascinated with the Coast Guard and was invited to sail overnight aboard the ensign’s ship, Coast Guard Cutter Owasco.

Shipmate of the Week – VADM John Currier

Friday, May 23, 2014

He joined the Coast Guard to fly. And fly he did. Vice Adm. John Currier piloted five Coast Guard and three Navy aircraft types, amassing 6,023 flight hours. He took to the skies, saving lives and protecting our nation, for 38 years. Currier assumed duties as the 28th vice commandant of the Coast Guard in May 2012 and was relived from his duties at a change of watch ceremony held earlier this week. As vice commandant, Currier focused on reawakening the operational safety culture in the Coast Guard.

Shipmate of the Week – MCPOCG Michael Leavitt

Friday, May 16, 2014


After three decades of serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, it’d be hard to narrow down the most vivid memory, compelling moment or proudest accomplishment. But for Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt, there was no hesitation to key in on what really mattered to him throughout his career – Coast Guardsmen and their families.

Shipmate of the Week – ME3 Emily Swanson

Friday, May 9, 2014

In the fourth largest container port in the United States and the second busiest port on the East Coast, Marine Safety Unit Savannah maintains high expectations for the personnel stationed in the Coastal Empire. Petty officers of all ranks are asked to assume responsibilities that may exceed their previous experience and unit personnel are highly motivated to rapidly gain qualifications to be prepared to respond to the myriad of activities occurring in this busy port. From visits from the Vice President of the United States to a fiery explosion at a rubber warehouse at the port authority, MSU stands ready to respond.

Shipmate of the Week – LCDR Neil Orlich

Friday, May 2, 2014

The facilities engineering division – a team of more than 30 – provides preventative and corrective maintenance support to the 72-acre facility, the Coast Guards largest operational unit, which includes two remote operating locations in Great Inagua and Andros Island, Bahamas. The facilities engineering division recently earned The Cowart Award, presented for outstanding contributions from a Coast Guard civil engineering and shore facility management program.

Shipmate of the Week – Derek Southern, Raymond Hudson and Brian Castleton

Friday, April 25, 2014

Crewmembers and passengers aboard the charter vessel New Seaforth were underway for a fishing excursion off the coast of San Diego when the words “man overboard” suddenly boomed across the deck of the vessel.

Shipmate of the Week – LT David Herndon

Friday, April 18, 2014


At approximately 7 a.m. April 3, 2014, the command center in Alameda, Calif., was notified of a 1-year-old child aboard the sailing vessel Rebel Heart who was ill and required assistance. On watch receiving the call was the command duty […]

Shipmate of the Week – Juanita Collins

Friday, April 11, 2014

juanita collins

Juanita Collins is one busy teenager. She’s a class president, varsity volleyball captain, athlete-scholar, a capella singer, hospice volunteer and Sunday school teacher. She’s worked on projects with the Key Club, Relay for Life, Food bank, Ronald McDonald House and Salvation Army. That’s a lot of responsibility for any one person, not to mention a teenager. But Juanita is not just a teenager; she’s a Coast Guard daughter.

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