Chasing a dream

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell Listening to the helicopter’s rotor blades slice through the night sky while watching his feet dangle above the turbulent water, the words “never quit,” repeated over and over in his head. Never […]

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Edisto’s crew get underway from Naval Base San Diego after replacing both of the cutter’s main diesel engines.

Maintaining the fleet: “Lucky Eddie” gets a new lease on life

 Story and imagery by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry Dunphy.   Dismantling, removing and replacing a cutter’s main diesel engine is a job that requires teamwork, logistical coordination and planning under the best of circumstances. Replacing both engines at once […]

Welcome home, daddy

  Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Gawrelli When he was first mobilized and sent overseas, Lt. Jeremy Rodrigues, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, knew he would be leaving behind Marcela, his wife of 10 months, […]