Army basic training at 55, could you do it?

Coast Guard employee completes Army basic training at 55 years old. “I came within just a few hours of not being able to join the Army,” said John Taffe. “It literally took a call to congress…”


Coast Guard Basic Training Interview Series

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go through Coast Guard bootcamp? Over the summer, five recruits were following through basic training at our Training Center in Cape May, NJ. You can watch their interviews and get a taste […]


What Are Other Coast Guard Blogs Writing About?

The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles blog posted about a Surviving Disaster episode called “Lost at Sea” airing tonight on the cable channel Spike. The episode will feature several interviews with Guardians. Recently, PA3 Tara Molle got underway on the […]


Guardian of the Week – BMCS Martynowski

Chief Warrant Officer Veronica Bandrowsky and Petty Officer Second Class Amir Lawal contributed to this post. “This job is rewarding to say the least,” said Senior Chief Boatswains Mate (BMCS) Andrea L. Martynowski about her responsibilities at Coast Guard Training […]


The Future of the U.S. Coast Guard

I’m not talking so much about the future of the Coast Guard, as in modernization and Deepwater, but more about the future men and women of the organization. Several Guardians have shown up in official blogs and in online journals […]


itCG-Proceedings journal, Coast Guard bootcamp blog, weekend SAR

The Summer 2009 issue of Coast Guard Proceedings is available for free download and subscription. The Proceedings is a journal about safety and security at sea and this issue focuses on the Coast Guard’s international engagement. More information here What […]