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From the Homefront: Getting your Sea Legs

It can take time to adjust to the pitch and roll of Coast Guard life. Recognizing that, a Coastie spouse developed a manual to help new members adjust – calling it Sea Legs, a reference to gaining our footing in unsteady waters.

Childhood obesity means fewer recruits

U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Department of Defense statistics show that 71 percent of 17-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. are not eligible for recruitment primarily because they are too overweight, poorly educated, or have a serious criminal record. This is a national security issue.

‘I knew no other life’

Ceremony

The newest cutter – to be commissioned this weekend – is named in honor of the keeper of Black Rock Harbor Light, Kathleen “Kate” Moore. It was 1817 when Moore first stood the watch. She was 12. While she wasn’t a full keeper of the light at the time, her father tended the light after a shipboard injury prevented him from going to sea. As Moore grew older, and her father’s health worsened, she took on keeper duties, although she was not officially appointed as head keeper until 1871.