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‘Lucky Eddie’ gets a new lease on life

CGC Edisto

Dismantling, removing and replacing a cutter’s main diesel engine is a job requiring teamwork, logistical coordination and planning under the best of circumstances. Replacing both engines at once doubles the complexity. Doing an unscheduled dual engine swap is a unique challenge the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Edisto and engineers from Sector San Diego recently tackled.

Not your typical Coast Guard operation

Cutter Washington

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Washington recently visited Ulithi Atoll to deliver humanitarian supplies and teach locals about safe boating practices. Washington, a 110-foot patrol boat out of Guam, delivered rice, rainwater collectors, school books, clothing and outboard boat engines. These supplies were much needed on the small islands that make up the atoll, as the ship that normally delivers cargo to the atoll has been unable to make the voyage for almost a year due to mechanical problems.

Shipmate of the Week – LCDR Martha Rodriguez

Lt. Cmdr. Martha Rodriguez, US Coast Guard

Leading the charge to increase diversity within the Coast Guard, Lt. Cmdr. Rodriguez knows we are stronger as an organization because of our differences. Thanks to members like her, the Coast Guard is a vibrant, dynamic service branch that has consistently met every challenge put before it.

End of an era

PSU 309 Homecoming

Closing out nearly 10 years of Coast Guard operations supporting Task Group 56.5 in the Northern Persian Gulf, the Coast Guard was released from its operational responsibilities providing security around Kuwait Naval Base. Shortly after a small ceremony, Sept. 24, Port Security Unit 309 flew halfway around the world to demobilize and return to their home base at Port Clinton, Ohio.

Shipmate of the Week – HS1 Jayme Reed

HS1 Jayme Reed

Petty Officer 1st Class Jayme Reed, the 2012 Enlisted Person of the Year, gives remarks at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. A trip to visit Petty Officer 1st Class Jayme Reed usually means you are not having a good day. That’s because she is

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Armed Forces Day: Keeping America strong & secure

Today we honor and celebrate the men and women of the United States armed forces. The Armed Forces Day celebration began when President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. The single-day celebration,

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Off-duty Coast Guardsman aids Navy pilot after crash

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. The scene of a jet crash is covered in foam on Friday, April 6, 2012, in Virginia Beach, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos. An off-duty Coast Guard member and Virginia Beach native provided first aid to

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Bold Alligator 2012: Revitalizing amphibious warfare

We continue our coverage of Operation Bold Alligator 2012, the largest amphibious assault exercise in a decade. Currently taking place off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, this story picks up where the first left off as Port Security Unit 308 begins their deployment. A Port Security Unit 305 member stands watch at

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Into the jaws of ‘Bold Alligator’

Bold Alligator transport

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 members walk across the tarmac to board a U.S. Air Force C-5M Galaxy at Stennis International Airport. PSU 308, along with PSUs 305, 307 and 311, deployed to support Operation Bold Alligator 2012, the largest amphibious assault exercise in a decade. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd

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The right to serve & defend your country

Mentorship often involves the sharing of personal experiences and stories passed down among generations with the sole purpose of bettering the life of others. Over the past week, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen has likely become the focal point for many a mentoring discussion before and after screenings of the film Red Tails. During

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