The Long Blue Line: The Tampa—a legacy of courage!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onJune 14, 2020No comments Nora L. Chidlow, Archivist, United States Coast GuardArlyn S. Danielson, Curator, United States Coast Guard Launched in 1912 and christened the Miami, Coast Guard Cutter Tampa was part of a small but nimble fleet of revenue cutters that patrolled American coastal waters. After the sinking of Titanic on April 14, 1912, […]

Happy 81st Birthday U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

U.S. Coast GuardJune 23 at 7:58 PM ·  The #USCGAUX serves as the volunteer component of the #USCGWorkforce. Auxiliarists promote recreational #boatingsafety and act as a continuous force-multiplier for the Coast Guard year round. Our Auxiliary shipmates help keep the boating public safe by teaching boating safety courses and providing FREE vessel safety checks to ensure your boat is in […]

Research and Development Center tests safety gear to protect four-footed heroes

Saturday, June 20, 2020

 By jgarme2in Operations, Readiness onJune 23, 2020No comments What do the Super Bowl, presidential inaugurations and maritime mass transit have in common? Coast Guard K-9 units on duty to serve and protect. While the Coast Guard’s K-9 units are stationed at major ports with a primary focus on maritime mass transit, their expertise in explosives detection makes them uniquely […]

The Long Blue Line: Hail to the Chiefs!–100 years of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

 By mamanning1in History, Leadership onMay 20, 2020No comments William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the establishment the United States Coast Guard, a new military agency comprised of the former U.S. Life-Saving Service and former U.S. Revenue Cutter Service. The merger was similar to a second founding of the Service combining […]

The Long Blue Line: Florence Finch—Asian-American SPAR and FRC namesake dons uniform 75 years ago!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onMay 14, 2020No comments William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Of the thousands of women who have served with honor in the United States Coast Guard, one stands out for her bravery and devotion to duty. Asian American Florence Smith Finch was born in the Philippines in Santiago City. The daughter of a U.S. […]

The Long Blue Line: Master Chief Bell—minority pioneer, Pacific War hero and FRC namesake

Saturday, June 6, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onMay 8, 2020No comments William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area In September 2018, Master Chief Melvin Kealoha Bell (USCG retired) crossed the bar at the age of 98. He was a patriot whose distinguished career in service of his country spanned 65 years. A native Hawaiian, Bell was born in 1920, in the […]

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

U.S. Coast Guard Ensigns ‘Zoom’ Into 2020 Commencement By FRANKIE GRAZIANO• 53 MINUTES AGOShareTweetEmail https://www.wnpr.org/post/us-coast-guard-ensigns-zoom-2020-commencement Parts of the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard commencement were prerecorded and aired during the livestream of the event. In one taped element, graduating cadets took their oath of service in a Zoom call. The uncertainty of coronavirus forced the U.S. Coast Guard […]

The Long Blue Line: The last stand—Coast Guard operations at Okinawa 75 years ago

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onMay 3, 2020No comments BM1 William A. Bleyer, U.S. Coast Guard In late March 1945, nearly 1,300 ships of the Allied forces of America, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada assembled to support the largest amphibious operation of the Pacific War–the invasion of Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands. Okinawa is a large island, sixty miles long […]

The Long Blue Line: 10th anniversary of Deepwater Horizon and the Coast Guard’s spill response mission

Friday, May 8, 2020

 By mamanning1in Environment, History onApril 23, 2020No comments William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Even Exxon Valdez pales in comparison to the volume, scale, number of Coast Guard resources, how much time has been devoted to [Deepwater Horizon]—all far exceed any previous event.-Capt. Duke Walker, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. Coast Guard, 2012 In 2010, ten years ago, […]

2020 Coast Guard’s Professional Development Reading List

Thursday, May 7, 2020

 By mamanning1in Leadership onMay 7, 2020No comments Written by Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Karl Schultz As the Coast Guard continues to support national efforts combatting COVID-19, the social distancing required to preserve readiness presents a prime opportunity to grow personally and professionally.  The 2020 Coast Guard Professional Development List is based on recommendations from the more junior members of […]

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