My Coast Guard
Category: Veterans

April 26, 2024

Sentinels of the past — the Coast Guard’s Civil War Boat Howitzers from the Revenue Cutter Service

Written by retired Gunner CWO Steven Wilson, this essay provides the history of two Coast Guard Civil War artifacts: Boat Howitzers #245 and #246.

April 22, 2024

Tell DHS why you picked a career in public service!

Let DHS know why you serve. Public Service Recognition week starts the first week of May.

April 19, 2024

Never Give Up

The Coast Guard will officially welcome its tenth Legend Class National Security Cutter, USCGC Calhoun WMSL 759, in a commissioning ceremony April 20, 2024, in Charleston, South Carolina. The 418-foot cutter is named after Master Chief Charles Calhoun, the first master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard.

April 19, 2024

Understanding USCG non-disclosure agreements

Vice Commandant issues guidance clarifying workforce rights to make certain protected disclosures.

April 19, 2024

Joe Gerczak’s service and sacrifice from Philly to New Guinea

LST-66 ended the war as the most-decorated LST serving in the Coast Guard.

April 12, 2024

Dobbins and Knapp — Frontier mariners, naval officers, and Revenue Cutter masters

The revolving-door saga of Dobbins versus Knapp ... a pendulum of political spoils.

April 10, 2024

How to access your Coast Guard military records

New electronic system streamlines access for members and the Veteran Affairs Office.

April 5, 2024

“Get in the boat; we have a job to do!” — BOSN Wilson motors into the Great New England Hurricane

This motor lifeboat was the right tool for a terrible storm such as this, and the man at the helm was the best man for this catastrophe. The feeling of the men on board was: If you can hang on, you may survive.

April 2, 2024

Meet the Newest Coast Guard Astronaut

Commander Andre Douglas to boldly go where few have gone before.