Family rescued

Dear Coast Guard Family: 10 things that I wish everyone knew about the Coast Guard

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. This month, Conley write about 10 things she wishes everyone knew about the Coast Guard.


Coast Guard Cutter Smilax logo which designates the cutter Queen of the Fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Smilax becomes Queen of the Fleet

Posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. Sailors love their ships, and while it’s probably best demonstrated in how we care for them, it’s probably most evident in the ceremonies we conduct during […]


CGC Acushnet

“Queen of the Fleet” decommissions

The “Queen of the Fleet” is a long, proud tradition honoring the Coast Guard’s oldest ship. Four years ago, this title was given to Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet and after a long and adventurous 67 years of service, the time […]