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Nov. 2, 2021

Captain Healy’s Cutter Bear—once lost, now found! 

As with so many forgotten Coast Guard stories of heroism, bravery, and courage, the story of Michael Augustine Healy and his trusty cutter Bear is unknown to most Americans. Healy was born in 1839 on a plantation in Georgia to a plantation owner and a slave. His father sent Healy north with his siblings so they would escape enslavement in the South

Oct. 28, 2021

Frontline Focus: The first Coast Guard Reserve Aviators have ‘landed’ at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile and more. 

Frontline Focus: The first Coast Guard reserve aviators have ‘landed’ at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile; Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home from 61-day counter-narcotic deployment; Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel, 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska; and Coast Guard holds Arctic discussions in Boston aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy.

Sept. 30, 2021

Frontline Focus: Coast Guard rescues missing hiker from ravine in Olympic National Park, and more

Frontline Focus: Coast Guard rescues missing hiker from ravine in Olympic National Park; Coast Guard, Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department rescue six from boat crash near Ham Island, N.J; Coast Guard interdicts two lancha crews illegally fishing US waters; Coast Guard crews remain vigilant during operations in the Arctic Region. 

Aug. 20, 2021

The Long Blue Line: A Coast Guard scientist, maritime war hero, and polar icebreaker skipper

Tommy Thomas patrolled cutters on the top of the world, on the bottom of the world, while also studying the contents of the world. 

June 11, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Hooper— Arctic pioneer and founder of the Bering Sea Patrol—a son’s remembrance

Read about Capt. Calvin Hooper's contribution to the service and the country

Feb. 18, 2021

Special Edition of Chief of the Week

Congratulations to the entire Polar Star Chief’s Mess!

Feb. 12, 2021

A Break in the Silence

Anecdote from a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker’s winter Arctic patrol

Dec. 17, 2020

Polar Star sends first dispatch on its way to the Arctic

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders