The Long Blue Line: A wartime rescue by Cutter Argo 75 years ago

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, March 28, 2019 This blog is part of a series honoring the long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who served before us. Stay tuned as we highlight the customs, traditions, history and heritage of the Coast Guard. Written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D.Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Cutter […]

Legacy of Light: Oldest west coast light marks ‘The Rock’

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Written by Walter T. Ham IV The 22-acre Alcatraz Island is visited by approximately 1,750,000 tourists a year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena. The Alcatraz Lighthouse not only guides mariners through the San Francisco Bay but also welcomes tourists to […]

The Journalist rating

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, March 25, 2019 Written by Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll In a service with limited resources to research its own history, many Coast Guard stories of the past remain untold or unknown. Additionally, the smaller communities outside of cutter and aviation forces get lost in the complex identity of a […]

The Long Blue Line: Hanna – the service’s forgotten Medal of Honor hero

Monday, April 15, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, March 21, 2019 This blog is part of a series honoring the long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who served before us. Stay tuned as we highlight the customs, traditions, history and heritage of the Coast Guard. Written by William H. ThiesenU.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Photo […]

Promoting a healthy environment with the Women’s Leadership Council

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin Coast Guard Academy Women’s Leadership Council presidents and vice presidents: Cadet 2nd Class Elizabeth Miller, Cadet 1st Class Kyla Hughley, Cadet First Class Mikki Hepler, Cadet 2nd Class Emma Compagnoni.Hughley- “The success of every woman should be the […]

Tomorrow’s leaders designing tomorrow’s ships

Monday, April 1, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, March 18, 2019 Written by Lt. Kevin Robinson Coast Guard Academy cadets in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department test out their ship design in a water-testing tank at the Academy as part of their capstone project, Feb. 14, 2019.Their capstone project is to design a replacement Waterways […]

Coast Guard officer women aviators – “The Firsts”

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, March 11, 2019 The Women in Aviation International Conference is scheduled to be held this week, March 14-16, 2019, in Long Beach, California. Nine Coast Guard female aviators have been nominated to be honored at this conference. This first blog highlights officer women aviators. Check back tomorrow to learn […]

You have to go out: The tragic death of Boatswain’s Mate Chief Elias Welch, part 2

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Bleyer Fishing Vessel Dauntless is seen through the window of the Coast Guard Cutter Staten Island’s deployed helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo. In part one of this story, we learned the identities of those involved. Around 9 a.m., the Staten Island […]

You have to go out: The tragic death of Boatswain’s Mate Chief Elias Welch, part 1

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, March 11, 2019 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Bleyer U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Staten Island breaks through ice in the Bering Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Fifty years ago this March, Boatswain’s Mate Chief Elias Welch died off of Akutan Island, Alaska, when his cutter’s boat capsized during an […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Women of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, March 8, 2019 Compiled by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin Every day, women in the military are breaking stereotypes and shattering glass ceilings. In the last few years we have seen the first women become flag officers, bronze star recipients, senior enlisted leaders, commanders of units, and the […]

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