The Coast Guard women’s rugby team poses together after finishing the Las Vegas Invitational, the largest rugby tournament in North America, March 2, 2018. This was the inaugural appearance of the women’s team, who competed against multiple women’s open divisions over the annual multi-day event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson.

Coast Guardsman leads service’s first women’s rugby team at Las Vegas tournament

Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney Gamache, a machinery technician based out of Norfolk, Virginia, led the Coast Guard’s first women’s rugby team in the Las Vegas Invitational rugby tournament earlier this month. The game is credited for bringing together people of different communities, experience levels and job backgrounds.


Catherine Moore

Restless nights, resolute watch: The exemplary life of Catherine Moore

Moore is officially credited with saving 21 lives while keeping the light on Fayerweather Island. “I wish it had been double that number,” said Moore about her rescues.


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.