Essay: The Coast Guard Legends of SOUTHCOM

On a warm July day in 2014, U.S. Coast Guard deck hands took in the mooring lines at 0930 on board USCGC Stratton, one of the Service’s newest Legend-class national security cutters. Stratton slowly drifted away from the San Diego pier while a show-stopping three short blasts sounded from the ship’s whistle, alerting nearby maritime traffic … Continue reading Essay: The Coast Guard Legends of SOUTHCOM