Spirit of Hope

Hope awardee helps military families with losses

Elaine Savage, a Coast Guard civilian employee with Naval Engineering Support Unit Industrial Service Activity Boston, received the Spirit of Hope Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., today. The award is given annually to a small select group of […]


Coast Guard medals

Coast Guardsman receives WWII medals

Written by Ademide Adedokun. The December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor marked the beginning of World War II for America and the entry point to the military for the Greatest Generation. The day after the attack, William J. Barnes […]


Learning the Basics

Learning the Basics: Becoming Coast Guard Men and Women

This post is the second in a three-part series focused on the interaction of Recruit Company Delta 184 and their co-mentors Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara and Senior Chief Tracy Ripkey as the new recruits prepare for their first assignments. The […]


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 […]