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.

A week at the pitch with Coast Guard Rugby

By sheer number of personnel, the Coast Guard is diminutive compared to the other U.S. Armed Forces; however, we maintain a reputation of never backing down and always being able to punch above our weight class. Nowhere was this more evident than when Coast Guard Rugby came together this summer for the Armed Forces Rugby Tournament.

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Leadership lessons from the scrum

Warriors gather together in a tight circle. Sweat drips down their mud-stained foreheads. These warriors are the Coast Guardsmen of the All Coast Guard Rugby Team. Together these athletes share triumphs and tribulations, and through it all learn the meaning […]