Honor Respect, Devotion to Duty: Dave Riley

Dave Riley, a former Coast Guard rescue swimmer and Army veteran, was recently named the national commander for the Disabled American Veterans nonprofit at the 2016 National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the first Coast Guardsman to hold the position.

Dessert First – Banana Split Cupcakes

Each Tuesday during the month of August, our very own Coast Guard food service specialists will share some of their favorite dessert recipes so you can have dessert first! This recipe is a perfect blend of a cupcake and a banana split for those who just can’t decide what to have!


Adm. Michel testifies on Coast Guard capabilities in the Arctic

Today, Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Michel appeared before the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee to discuss Coast Guard capabilities in the Arctic. During the hearing, the Vice Commandant highlighted the various operations the Coast Guard performs in the polar regions, including the protection of living and non-living marine resources, economic development, scientific research, pollution response, search and rescue and national defense.

Coast Guard opens dialogue with LGBT servicemembers

Despite the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) in 2011, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013, total equality for the LGBT community is still a work in progress. One of the ways the Coast Guard is helping its LGBT members is by creating an open dialogue.

Class of 2016: Setting sail with the weight of a country on their shoulders

As 186 cadets in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2016 took their final step off the stage to graduate, May 18, they also took their first steps into the rest of their careers. During his second commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson congratulated and welcomed the Coast Guard’s newest swell of officers.

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