Coast Guard reservist Senior Chief Petty Officer Darren Cliffe, part of MSD Cincinnati's Disaster Area Response Team, ferries sandbags across a flooded lawn to a home in Brookport, Ill., during the 2011 floods. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Isaac D. Pacheco. Written by Rear Adm. David Callahan, director of Reserve and Leadership. Today marks the
Written by Chief Robert K. Lanier, Asst. Public Affairs Officer, 13th Coast Guard District On November 23, 1942, Congress enacted Public Law 773 establishing the Women’s Reserve as a branch of the Coast Guard. Members of this branch became known as SPARs, an acronym drawn from the Service’s motto, Semper Paratus, Always Ready. U.S. Coast
Christa Finch holds her son Luke who was rescued from an alleged kinapping by crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutters Crocodile and Kodiak Island Dec. 1, 2009. Luke, a 3-year-old, was located on a sailboat about 140-miles southwest of Fort Myers after his father allegedly kidnapped him from the Cocoa, Fla., area Nov. 28, 2009.