Coast Guard

My Life, My Honor: The Life of a Coast Guard Wife

Many people think that the life of the Coast Guard wife is easy. In fact, wives from other branches of the military even look down on us. They think that we have it easier than they do. Most of their husbands are deployed overseas for a year or more at a time. Their husbands areContinue Reading “My Life, My Honor: The Life of a Coast Guard Wife”

Coast Guard

The Coast Guard to Maneuver Stormy Seas

“I am a Coast Guardsman… I stand the watch… I scan the horizon for signs of friend or foe, squall or calm, shoals or deep water, challenges and opportunities… always vigilant… As we look to the horizon, I have great confidence and optimism about where we are today… and where we are headed.” (Papp 2013)Continue Reading “The Coast Guard to Maneuver Stormy Seas”

Coast Guard

Search and Rescue Part 2

Picture this… The day is crystal clear, and the waters are calm. You’ve decided to spend it on your boat to relax. Everything is going perfect, until one thing goes very wrong. Maybe the engine dies, or the steering fails, or even worse; a storm blows in out of nowhere. Either way, you are stuckContinue Reading “Search and Rescue Part 2”

Coast Guard

Search and Rescue Part 1

There are many aspects of the U.S. Coast Guard. One of their largest missions is Search and Rescue (SAR). Each piece of the Coast Guard from the air stations, to the small boat stations, and even the cutters participate in some form of Search and Rescue. Even during the most relaxed moments at a stationContinue Reading “Search and Rescue Part 1”