The Scuttlebutt | Season 1 Episode 13

This week on the Scuttlebutt, we’re talking all about the Coast Guard! It may be less than one tenth of the size of the US Army, but it’s an important service with missions unlike those of any other branch. Listen to our conversation with Jacob Niehaus and Mike Evanish as we talk about their service with the Coast Guard, what makes this branch unique, and whether all Coasties are good swimmers. Plus, our weekly phrases-of-the-week, military headlines, and Scuttlebutt. You won’t want to miss it! If you’re listening to this week’s episode on a podcast platform, be sure to head to @veteransbreakfastclub on YouTube to see the video clips we discuss!

Video Release: Coast Guard releases more than 200 sea turtles off Florida coast (US Coast Guard, November 17, 2020)

Submarine carrying 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth $165M seized by Coast Guard (NBC News, September 24, 2019)

Serving Proudly and with Distinction: The U.S. Coast Guard in the Vietnam War by Robert E. Leggett, Ph.D. The VVA Veteran Online, November/December 2020

The Air Force is Putting Laser Guns on Fighter Jets by Matt Fowler, IGN Southeast Asia, November 15, 2020

This Junior Coastie Accidentally Bought Dinner for the Premier of Greenland—And Earned a Medal by Patricia Kime,, December 1, 2020