Going against the grain

While a student at the University of Massachusetts, Susan Vance experienced the student protest movements against the Vietnam War that were part and parcel of campuses across the country.


Environmentalist, oyster gardener, Coast Guard reservist

On a sunny, Saturday morning, Petty Officer 3rd Class Alina Siira peered over the side of a dock at the Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore and carefully hoisted up a cage submerged in the waters under the pier.


Chief Harold Roebuck and his family. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jourdin Bego.

Devoted to Others

Honor, respect and devotion to duty are well-known Coast Guard core values. However, one Florida reservist has been described as embodying devotion to duty both on and off the job. Chief Petty Officer Harold Roebuck, a Machinery Technician stationed at Coast Guard Base Miami, Fla., selflessly devotes his time to multiple volunteer organizations while balancing his life between the Reserve, his civilian job and his family. He said he wouldn’t have it any other way.