Enlisted Ancient Albatross Change of Watch

An ‘ancient’ transfer of controls

“This position represents the culmination of my aviation career and I am proud to represent the Coast Guard’s enlisted air crewmembers. I am excited to meet with the Coast Guard’s distinguished current and former aviators and air crewmen to share our Aviation legacy.”


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.


The makings of a Coast Guard Ironman

Update: The results are in! Congratulations to Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Ferreira and Lt. Rachel Beckman on a successful finish at the Ironman World Championship. Ferreira completed the Ironman in 10:11:31 and Beckman finished in 10:46:3. The Coast Guard […]