Coast Guard Strong

Coast Guard Strong – O’Rian’s story

None of the challenges that 9-year-old O’Rian Jolley have stopped him from working towards his dream of being a Coast Guardsman when he grows up.

Shipmate of the Week – GM3 Samuel Peikert

Danger happens anywhere and at anytime. For a dedicated Coast Guardsman who’s internalized Semper Paratus, Always Ready, responding doesn’t just happen on the job, but during off-duty hours as well.

Shipmate of the Week – LT Andrew Paszkiewicz

Since 1958, when the service first ordered the now-retired HC-130B model, aircrews aboard the Hercules have saved lives, safeguarded living marine resources, supported Coast Guard mobility and interdicted smugglers. But there’s one Coast Guardsman who is taking his expertise from protecting our nation’s coasts inland – to Little Rock Air Force Base to be exact.

Graduation Day

Shipmate of the Week – MST3 Jessica Evans

It was an exciting day at the Airman Leadership School. After five weeks of developing leadership aptitude and building effective communication skills, the future enlisted leaders of the U.S. Air Force gathered for graduation day. As awards and speeches were given, the graduates recited a creed unusual for an Air Force ceremony – the Creed of the United States Coast Guardsman. Amongst the graduating students and representing the Coast Guard along with many of our nation’s finest young leaders from the Air Force was Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Evans.


Race to deploy

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. When the call went out for port security unit reservists to activate for Exercise Patriot Hook, a 96-hour clock to deployment was started. Patriot Hook is an annual exercise […]


History: Arctic rescue changes face of Coast Guard operations

Co-authored by Ademide Adedokun. Thirty-one years ago today, the Coast Guard led one of the nation’s largest search and rescue cases when the 519 passengers and crew of the Dutch cruise liner Prinsendam were forced to abandon ship more than […]

Lt. Rittichier

100 years of Naval Aviation: Lt. Jack Rittichier

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation, we wanted to bring you the story of Lt. Jack Rittichier, Coast Guard aviator # 997 and the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in action during […]