The Long Blue Line: the story of SK2 Johnson—104-year-old SPAR

Friday, August 23, 2019

by LCDR Dennis Branson (U.S. Coast Guard retired) and Ms. Betty Hansen, daughter of SK2 Mabel Johnson Reposted from the Coast Guard Blog For us, you are like our Founding Father. It’s like the opportunity to speak and talk to George Washington, or Alexander Hamilton, who created the Coast Guard. -RADM June Ryan, U.S. Coast Guard, 2018.The […]

2019 Wounded Warrior Games

Saturday, August 3, 2019

By U.S. Coast Guardin Bravo Zulus onJuly 30, 2019No comments by Capt. Daryl ShaefferWounded Warrior Games Competitor I was always very active in sports before joining the U.S. Coast Guard.  When I enlisted in December 1990, I continued that lifestyle biking to CGHQ, playing volleyball, running 5Ks to marathons, and doing many triathlons and more than 26 […]

The new path forward

Thursday, August 1, 2019

By mamanning1in – Reservist Magazine, Leadership, Reserve onJuly 26, 2019No comments This article was published in The RESERVIST, a magazine which primarily provides stories of interest to Coast Guard reservists. By Capt. Alex Foos On June 11, the Coast Guard Reserve underwent its most significant organizational change since integration in the mid- 1990’s. Responsibility for the administration of the Reserve Component […]

The Long Blue Line: 30th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez and Coast Guard’s Environmental Protection Mission

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

By U.S. Coast Guardin History onJuly 25, 2019No comments William H. Thiesen, HistorianCoast Guard Atlantic Area Thirty years ago on Good Friday, March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez steamed into a reef at 12 knots opening eight of her 10 oil storage tanks to the pristine waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska. The resulting spill of 15 million gallons […]

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard

Saturday, July 27, 2019

By U.S. Coast Guardin Global, History onJuly 24, 2019No comments Story by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir and Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew WestU.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii Pacific Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Guam, and the U.S. Coast Guard was there alongside partners and allies to commemorate this auspicious occasion. Adm. Karl […]

Behind the scenes of devastation: Coast Guard men and women go to extraordinary lengths to aid response and recovery

Thursday, July 25, 2019

By U.S. Coast Guardin Operations onJuly 23, 2019No comments As the 2019 hurricane season begins, disaster responses of past seasons is fresh on the minds of those who have aided in recovery efforts. In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria struck the continental United States and its territories in rapid succession leaving damage and devastation of historic […]

Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation: Smithsonian Military Invention Day

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Previously published in the Coast Guard Compass Expanding Coast Guard mission drives need for innovation; latest inventions showcased at Smithsonian event Written by Loretta HaringOffice of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate Lt. Zachary McCune and Aviation Survival Technician Jason Dahl, a pilot and a rescue swimmer, never thought of themselves as inventors. However, they […]

Coast Guard Cutter Spar – our Aleutian Keeper

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

By Walter T. Ham IV The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spar (WLB-206) maintains buoys and beacons that guide mariners through some of the most remote and inhospitable waters in world. Known as the Aleutian Keeper, the multi-mission buoy tender has to travel for almost a week to reach some of the Aids to Navigation (ATON) […]

U.S. Coast Guard co-hosted the 24th Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement Policy and the Department of State Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs co-hosted the 24thMultilateral Maritime Counter-Drug Summit (MMCDS) in Alexandria, Virginia on June 18th and 19th. The 24th MMCDS was the largest summit to date, with over 170 maritime counter drug professionals in attendance from operational […]

The Long Blue Line: Unalaska’s lost cutterman Charles Moulthrope and the Commodore Perry

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dr. Dennis L. NobleHistorian, U.S. Coast Guard retired The men and women of the modern U.S. Coast Guard and their predecessors have accomplished some amazing feats, but many remain forgotten. Readers may find interesting this approximately three decades’ journey to unearth the rescue accomplished by a forgotten hero. During the period from 1975 to 1978, […]

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