Coast Guard

May 19, 2019

The first all-inclusive Coast Guard monument honors more than 1,700 enlisted men and women who have died in the line of duty.

Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Karl Schultz, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden, Capt. Owen Gibbons, commanding officer of Training…


May 05, 2019

Until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t heard of Denim Day. When I saw photos of cadets, staff and faculty at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy wearing jeans to class on April 24, I learned why.

Like students at college campuses across the nation and around the world, the cadets were taking part in the…


April 21, 2019

The state of the Coast Guard is strong because of the strength of its people.

That is the message delivered by the Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz during the State of the Coast Guard Address. Schultz delivered the March 21 address from Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach – the…


April 07, 2019

While people often honor our nation’s military heroes, sometimes the smallest of those heroes, the military children, are overlooked.

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child – a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families, especially the dependent children of…


March 24, 2019

In the Coast Guard community six degrees of separation seems all too true. It is the idea that all people are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other.

We definitely felt the connections on a recent visit to North Carolina with our daughter Emma. She and three Camden classmates…


March 10, 2019

The car in front of me was driving a bit erratically –slowing down, speeding up, and hesitantly approaching other vehicles on the freeway. It wasn’t until I got closer that I realized why.

When I noticed the “student driver” sign in the window I slowed down, and envisioned…


February 24, 2019

Unlike the uncertainty brought on by the government shutdown, the last few weeks have given the Coast Guard community many reasons to be thankful.

The end of the 35-day government shutdown brought relief to Coast Guard members and their families, and allowed them to focus on the current and…


February 10, 2019

Three short weeks have never felt so long.

The longest government shutdown in history ended two weeks ago when funding the full operation of government was approved – for just three weeks.

During the brief reprieve, Coast Guard families are finding time to reflect on the shutdown, and holding…


January 27, 2019

During the past month, there has been an outpouring of support for the Coast Guard community all across the country.

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