Senior Chief Petty Officer Peter MacDougall passes the mantle of Enlisted Ancient Albatross of the Coast Guard to Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Ferreira. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell

Flying dinosaurs

Senior Chief Petty Officer Peter MacDougall recalled the dark and stormy nights he went out into, knowing his wife could hear the helicopter take off from their house, imagining the anxiety it caused her. He spoke about the close calls. He spoke about survivors he rescued from the grip of the sea, and the men and women he served alongside who made each of his 40 years of service special.


Going green for the men & women in blue

Written by Andrea Snyder, Coast Guard Office of Energy Management. Tomorrow, countries across the globe will celebrate Earth Day. This annual observance promotes awareness, education and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment and protection of natural resources—one of the core […]


Shipmate of the Week – Crew of CG6038

Soaking wet and hypothermic, Keith Hutchins stood on a rocky ledge with nowhere to go, trapped on Mount Ripinsky, Alaska. As he leaned against the mountain, 2,500 feet off the ground, there was no way of knowing if he would […]


AMTC Brevik

Shipmate of the Week – AMTC Troy Brevik

Situated on the western edge of Alaska’s Baranof Island is the seaside town of Sitka, home to Coast Guard Air Station Sitka. The men and women stationed here are responsible for executing missions in Southeast Alaska’s 12,000 miles of jagged […]


Jayhawk lowering rescue basket

Sitka aircrew outflies competition at Canadian exercise

A shared border and increasing importance on arctic waterways makes a partnership between U.S. and Canadian forces critical to our joint security. That partnership has resulted in successful search and rescue missions, pollution response and security zone enforcements. It has […]


People’s Choice – Coast Guard Photo Contest, Round 7

It’s week seven of eight for the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Next week, we will unveil the final set of pictures as well as announce how the contest will run and open up voting. […]


itCG – Guardian rescued, VADM Crea honored, holiday gift guide

Earlier this week, we highlighted Guardians training to rescue one of their own off the coast of Savannah. On Wednesday, Air Station Sitka hoisted a petty officer who was separated from his hunting party in the Alaskan wilderness. Senior officers […]