Women’s History Month: Honoring the legacy of military women

Since the late 1940s women have been serving and defending our nation with great pride, honor and valor. Ida Lewis, keeper of the Lime Rock Light, was credited with saving 18 lives, though it may have been as high as 36. Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown, a healthcare specialist, became the first female during the war in Afghanistan and only the second female since World War II to receive the Silver Star Medal, the United States’ third-highest medal for valor.


CWO Briggs

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: CWO Jason Briggs

The mission of Training Center Petaluma is to provide basic and advanced career training courses to seven of the Coast Guard’s ratings. Easily forgotten on a base dedicated to training are the support divisions, including facilities engineering. However, when a student is disenrolled from a school whether for medical or disciplinary reasons, they usually transfer to the Engineering Division. While their classmates move on with their Coast Guard careers, the disenrolled student remains behind and awaits administrative action. This uncertain time can be quite lengthy and could easily be a negative, unproductive experience for both the student and the Coast Guard. But it’s not, thanks to Material Maintenance Chief Warrant Officer Jason Briggs.


Earth Day 2010 – Reducing our environmental footprint

As the world celebrates the 40th Earth Day, we decided to take a look at a few of the ways the Coast Guard is working to be a greener organization. In March 2007, Admiral Allen released The Commandant’s Environmental Stewardship […]