>Deck Watch for Feb. 18, 2011

> KODIAK, Alaska – Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news from around Alaska. The feature for Feb. 18, 2011, by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios is an interview with Capt. Mark […]


>As a new Non-Rate of the Engineering Department aboard Acushnet you have to get qualified as an underway Top watch stander. This process includes learning many of the systems aboard the ship such as Lube Oil, Fuel Oil, Potable Water, […]

>Land of the Golden Dragon

>There is a place in the land of the Golden Dragon, where ships shrouded in mist move silently upon a glassy sea. To reach this eerie brine you must travel west from Dutch Harbor until you start to travel east. […]

>ACUSHNET Guardian of the Year

>Coast Guard Cutter ACUSHNET sailor Lewis McCurry was recognized as ACUSHNET’s 2008 “Guardian of the Year.” The award, which is given to one Coast Guardsman annually, is given to one person who truly lives the Coast Guard’s core values of […]

>In Case of Drill – Load to Feed Tray

>In Case of Drill – Load to Feed Tray By: SN Hutcheson We do a lot of drills on Acushnet. A lot. But my favorite above all else are the General Quarters drills. As part of Acushnet’s gun crew and […]

>Passing the Torch

>As a non-rate you are not expected to be at a unit for a long time. You come here, get your basic qualifications complete and wait for four months before you can put your name on an A-School list. Most […]

>Federal Presence

>Typically while on patrol one has time to read and this patrol I have been reading Edward Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” The history is fascinating, but it also drives home the importance of good government, law […]

>Ghost Ship – A tale

>Last night a shipmate ran into the 1st Class lounge with a pale look on his face. He told me that he was working out in the rectifier space and out of nowhere the punching bag was aggressively thrown side […]

>Poem by SN Munk

>Gravity Gravity is a strange creature. On land gravity is a nice thing, holding you in place, not letting you float away. On the ocean gravity is a different being. It will let go of you, letting you float for […]

>3 pack

> The Three-Pack Every time we get underway, we have 48 hours to complete a series of three drills- man overboard, abandon ship, and main space fire. The purpose of this is to make sure everyone knows what to do […]

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