The Long Blue Line: Four missions that made Coast Guard Cutter Seneca famous

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Thursday, October 19, 2017 Coast Guard Cutter Seneca in its original black hull paint scheme from its Revenue Cutter Service years. (Coast Guard Collection) William H. Thiesen, PhD Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) is part of the U.S. Coast Guard’s “Famous”- Class of medium-endurance cutters. Many […]

Eight Bells – A sea-service celebration

Friday, October 20, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Monday, October 16, 2017 Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC 1121) and crew make way to their home port at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, in Ketchikan, Alaska, March 21, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Cmdr. Charlotte Mundy, Coast Guard Office of Cutter Forces On Oct. 18 1974, the office […]

The Coast Guard Heritage Asset Collection of Art and Artifacts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Article written by Robert Carlson, AUXPA1           The U. S. Coast Guard’s rich heritage dates back to 1790, with the establishment of the Revenue Marine. As one of the first branches of the U.S. armed services, the Coast Guard has preserved a small but representative collection that includes art and artifacts from […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Allen W. Thiele

Monday, October 16, 2017

Originally posted by loustewart, Friday, October 13, 2017 Allen W. Thiele was the fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, serving from 1986-1990. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written By Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart Coast Guard chief petty officers are known to make a significant difference in the Coast Guard. But some […]

The Long Blue Line: The Cutter Mercury and War of 1812 Operations in North Carolina

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Thursday, October 12, 2017 A vintage illustration depicts Royal Navy ships launching barges during the War of 1812. (Library of Congress)   Written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Before the War of 1812, revenue cutters enforced trade laws and interdicted smuggling. During the war, the cutters […]

Innovation Program seeks hurricane lessons learned from Coast Guard responders

Friday, October 13, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Coast Guard members evacuate Hurricane Harvey survivors in Houston, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee)   By Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate “Everyone. Needs. A. Phone. Everyone.” “We found an asset tracking/reporting system called […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Capt. Patricia McFetridge

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Originally posted by PACS Kyle Niemi, Friday, October 6, 2017 Capt. Patricia McFetridge enters The Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFCS) Convention Gala in Dallas, Sept. 27, 2017, prior to being honored as the only known U.S. Coast Guard woman to be awarded a DFC. McFetridge is a DFCS member and was honored along with five […]

The Long Blue Line: Hispanic-American History of the U.S. Coast Guard

Monday, October 9, 2017

Originally posted by PACS Kyle Niemi, Thursday, October 5, 2017 (From left) Allan Dillenbeck, Coast Guard Cutter Point Cypress’ South Vietnamese Navy liaison, a U.S. Navy medic, and Fireman Heriberto “Eddie” Hernandez aboard their Whaler Sept. 20, 1968. Photo courtesy of Allan Dillenbeck. Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Hispanic-Americans have served […]

The “Duck” memorial: Remembering WWII heroes

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 An expedition team of U.S. Coast Guard service members and North South Polar, Inc. scientists and explorers transport an ice melting machine over a crevasse near Koge Bay, Greenland, Aug. 29, 2012. The team used the machine to melt through the ice to locate the possible crash […]

The Long Blue Line: Evolution of the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue mission

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 28, 2017 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Petty Officer 1st Class Bernard Webber’s motor lifeboat, CG-36500, returns to Chatham, Mass., after rescuing 32 crewmen from a sinking tanker, Feb. 18, 1952. This rescue was dramatized in the feature film “The Finest Hours” […]

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