First Lady makes history as a Coast Guard ‘first’

Capt. Dorothy Stratton has captured the attention of many people since her inception as the first female in the Coast Guard in 1942, but I wonder if she ever thought the list would include the First Lady of the United […]


SPARs Day: A day to remember

“A tremendous tribute.”  – Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara, Coast Guard Vice Commandant The massive, brand new 418-foot cutter provides surprisingly little shade on the hot and sunny pier in Pascagoula, Miss., where the Coast Guard’s most influential female leaders from […]


The Dorothy Stratton legend lives on

While the christening of any cutter is of particular interest to the Coast Guard, this Friday’s christening of the service’s newest National Security Cutter is an especially proud moment for any woman who has ever donned Coast Guard blue. First Lady Michelle […]