The story of the Scottish-born Rennie brothers, who joined the Coast Guard together in 1942.
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. Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart, Chief Warrant Officer James Conley, and is the mother of three children. Rachel passionately serves as a Coast Guard Ombudsman and advocate
With that burning passion, she walked up Broadway Avenue, where she had recently seen the Armed Forces Recruiting Office, determined to enter the first service she came to. The recruiting sign “Coast Guard SPARS” caught her eye and, as the saying goes, “the rest is history.”
Master Chief Angela M. McShan, a 20-year veteran of the Service, was the first African-American woman to achieve the enlisted rank of master chief and was a distinguished role model for the Coast Guard’s core values. Later this year, she will be honored as namesake of the new Fast Response Cutter Angela McShan.
The Coast Guard recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding and the fact that many women will return to work with the desire to continue nursing. There are policies in place to support new parents and allow for an easy transition back to the workforce.
Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the Great Lakes. Aids to Navigation Team Detroit keeps the 197-year-old light shining.
During a virtual town hall meeting held Aug. 5, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz unveiled an update to the service’s weight and body fat standards. The new update even has a new name—it’s called the Body Composition Pilot Program, and it’s aimed at creating a healthier military service.
Learn about some of the current ADOS opportunities available for Reservists. This does not contain all of the ADOS opportunities, just select ones. To view all of the current long/short term opportunities go to Direct Access, then Mobilization Resume.
Truman R. Strobridge, the first Coast Guard historian, passed away at his home in Jacksonville, Florida, July 21, 2019. Truman Strobridge’s varied career is one that few, if any, in the Federal Government can match. He is one of the reasons the long history of the U.S. Coast Guard has garnered greater attention from historians as well as the American public.
by Capt. Daryl Schaffer Wounded Warrior Games Competitor I was always very active in sports before joining the U.S. Coast Guard. When I enlisted in December 1990, I continued that lifestyle biking to CGHQ, playing volleyball, running 5Ks to marathons, and doing many triathlons and more than 26 years later, I received my most recent