The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy shares their book selections from the United Through Reading program. Photo courtesy of United Through Reading.

Grab a hat …

A group of Coast Guard members experienced this power of connecting firsthand as they read to family and loved ones thanks to United Through Reading. United Through Reading helps ease the stress of separation for families in the military by having adults read children’s books aloud via DVD for little ones to watch at home.


Coast Guardsmen from cutters and land units in the Astoria, Ore., area participate in a de-watering and firefighting event at the annual Cutterman Olympics. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn.

Bravo zulu, Coast Guard Cutter Fir!

Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Fir. Taking on all comers at the 13th U.S. Coast Guard District’s annual Cutterman Olympics, the crew of Fir lived up to their namesake’s motto “No Bar Too Rough, Too Tough, Too Far” as they swept the competition in a series of events demonstrating teamwork and resilience.