Coast Guard Cutter SPAR’s 4-legged furry mascot

  Dogs, like many other types of domestic animals, have been a part of our armed forces for many years as companions and mascots. In the Coast Guard,   the most famous of these mascots is the mix-breed canine Sinbad, who […]


BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR is assisted by the motor vessel Lindsey Foss and prepares to enter a semi-submersible drydock in Bellingham, Wash., Jan. 16, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Apprentice Traci Huddleston.

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR commences drydock period

  By: Ensign William Stark The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crew commenced a two-month drydock maintenance period at the Fairhaven Shipyard in Bellingham, Washington Jan. 10. The SPAR crew arrived in Bellingham from its homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, and was raised out […]


KODIAK, Alaska - Jackson Hansen Drew, son of Lt. Brian Drew, the executive office of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, is baptisted with water from the cutter's bell during a Christening ceremony aboard the SPAR Nov. 23, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

Officer’s son christened in cutter’s bell

By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR’s executive officer’s son was christened aboard the cutter upholding several hundred years of Naval tradition Wednesday. Lt. Brian Drew and his wife, Lt. j.g. Kelly Hansen, with Coast […]