Coast Guard Kitchen: A Patriotic Pastry

Written by Seaman Sarah Wilson Red, white and blue never tasted so good. From the buttery sugar biscuit below to the perfectly peaked whipped cream and rebelliously runny juices of the berries, Chief Petty Officer Dustin Beasley’s patriotic strawberry shortcake […]


Everyday Heroes tasked with Extraordinary Duties

  U.S. Coast Guard story by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313, based out of Everett, Washington, recently conducted a readiness exercise with their entire crew. The unit gathered together to ensure that […]


Members of the Galley Staff enjoy time on the ice in McMurdo Sound while the ship hove to for the night. Pictured left to right: Second Class Petty Officer Arianne Gunn, Third Class Petty Officer Oscar Delgado, First Class Petty Officer Jason Buchanan, Third Class Petty Officer Katherine Spurgeon, Third Class Petty Officer Alfred Laicer, Third Class Petty Officer Nichol Stuchell.

Large Afloat Galley of the Year goes to…Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star

Can you picture serving 103,000 meals, for up to 10 weeksaboard ship without a port call, and passage through some of the roughest seas on the planet? That’s just what Polar Star’s Food Service Division has done. Read more about what makes them the Coast Guard’s Large Afloat Dining Facility of the Year!


100th Anniversary

Origins: 100 years ago a combination of services led to the modern day Coast Guard

Not long ago, the Coast Guard America knows today – the organization that saves thousands of lives at sea each year, helps keep fisheries safe and fishermen afloat, prevents thousands of tons of narcotics from reaching U.S. soil and aids mariners from around the world – faced an untimely demise. But in the wake of the loss of the Titanic then President Woodrow Wilson signed the legislation that merged the Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life-Saving Service to establish the Coast Guard in 1915.


Chief Petty Officer Christopher Sheppard, the officer-in-charge at Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Ore., serves lunch to the students at Warrenton Elementary in Warrenton, Ore., Jan. 16, 2015. Sheppard was one of several Coast Guardsmen to volunteer at Warrenton Elementary, a school with more than 500 students. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Dishin’ it out: Food and friendship at all ages

The idea was to bring in a hero in uniform to serve the children food. In one Oregon school district Coast Guardsmen are volunteering their time to serve children and talk about everything from Coast Guard service to their favorite dinosaurs. Read more about great company and conversation over a noon meal!


Edward Schulman (left) and Garrison Bromwell (right), members of Washington-based Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas, discuss boating safety tips to share with the public during the Seattle Boat Show at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Jan. 23, 2015. Auxiliary members and other recreational boating safety experts manned a boater education center at the boat show to encourage mariners to prepare early for the summer boating season. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer.

Boat Safety: Important in any season for any type of vessel

Before you take your shiny new boat or kayak on its maiden voyage, take the time to research and obtain the proper safety equipment. The same is true for seasoned boaters pulling vessels out of winter storage. You can’t predict what will happen on the water, but you can greatly reduce your chances of needing to make a last-minute mayday call. Read more about resources and opportunities to prepare for your upcoming season on the water!


All in a day’s work: Multi-mission ready, a buoy tender takes to law enforcement

From aiding navigation to saving lives, seagoing buoy tenders uniquely embrace the Coast Guard spirit by executing all of the service’s missions. Read more about the Fir’s role in safeguarding Pacific Northwest fishermen.


Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Mozley, a boatswain's mate assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Bellingham, Wash., receives the 2013 Cmdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy Award in Bellingham, Wash., Jan. 20, 2015. The award was established in 2003 to recognize outstanding Coast Guard small boat operators. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson)

In the Driver’s Seat: Bellingham-based Coast Guardsman receives 2013 Coxswain of the Year award

Sit in the driver’s seat of a Coast Guard small boat with Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Mozley and see why he is the Coast Guard Coxswain of the Year for 2013!


Idaho resident receives Meritorious Public Service Award for rescue

On June 27, 2014, the 55 degree waters had become choppy due to wind and April Chizum had turned her kayak toward shore for what she thought was the end of her day on the lake. That’s when she heard it…faint cries for help. Her efforts saved three people and profound thanks from the Coast Guard.


Coast Guard Cutter Midgett Seahawks NFL Playoffs Shoutout

Crew members assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Seattle, wish the National Football League Seattle Seahawks good luck during the 2015 National Football Conference Championship game aboard the cutter before getting underway!


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