On the Dunes

Mack Bucki

Hello! 3/c Mack Bucki, at your service! After a three-month-long hiatus, I have decided to make my return (not like I had a choice). Yet, my summer wasn’t spent poolside or tanning on the beach; instead, I had Coast Guard things to do. The first of those things was embarking on a five-week-long voyage on […]

A Summer Blog from the Last Frontier

Greetings from Sitka, Alaska, the most beautiful (and rainiest) place on Earth! I know it’s been a little while since my last blog, but this summer has been a whirlwind of exciting travel and new experiences. This past spring I arrived to my first unit, the great Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro in Kodiak, Alaska. Kodiak was […]

Whale That Was Fun! An Admissions Trip to Sitka, Alaska

Well, here I am back at the Coast Guard Academy after an amazing weekend in (you’ll never guess it) SITKA, ALASKA!! How lucky am I, right?! Well, as some of you may know I had an internship this summer through the Marine Sciences department at the Sitka Sound Science Center in Sitka, Alaska, which is […]

The Pepper Spray Test

I was on the fence about if I should do it or not; but I figured most of my classmates were doing it this summer. I wanted it over with. The Pepper Spray Test. As a Coast Guard officer, you must do it at some point to be a part of the boarding officer teams […]

Summers at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Here is an explanation of how summers work at the United States Coast Guard Academy! I have some extremely talented classmates who have made videos from our summers.