HRDD: Petty Officer 2nd Class Luis Ortiz

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Story by SN Erik Villa Rodriguez On September 23, 2019, Petty Officer 2nd Class Luis Ortiz, a Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC-1106) crewmember who invested significant time, dedication and willingness to help local communities in the Miami Beach area, received the Coast Guard’s 2019 National Image Meritorious Service Award.  Ortiz is Paul Clark’s leading […]

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard—the “North Carolina Navy”

Sunday, October 13, 2019

William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Coast Guard men and women have come from every corner of the State of North Carolina, while others have moved to the state to serve in places like Wilmington, Oak Island, Wrightsville Beach, Elizabeth City, Fort Macon, Hatteras and other bases and stations along the Outer Banks. […]

Oldest Coast Guard cutter celebrates 75 years in service

Friday, October 11, 2019

Written by Walter T. Ham IV When the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Smilax (WLIC-315) was commissioned in 1944, allied forces had landed at Normandy five months earlier and had another 10 months of fighting ahead before victory in Europe and the Pacific would bring World War II to an end. With nearly seven and a […]

Dear Coast Guard Family: Transferring schools

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart, Chief Warrant Officer James Conley, and is the mother of three children. Rachel passionately serves as a Coast Guard Ombudsman and advocate […]

Legacy’s Shadow: Rising Hearts from a Sunken Ship

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally Editor’s Note: Click on images to download high-resolution version.  The dark, cloudy, moonless night held an ominous vibe as multiple vessels in a convoy steamed toward Wales through the choppy, rolling waves in the Bristol Channel on Sept. 26, 1918.  The crew of one vessel in particular settled in […]

The Long Blue Line: Jack Cullen, Nazi invaders and founding of the Coast Guard Beach Patrol

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

 By mamanning1in History onSeptember 6, 20197 comments William H. Thiesen,Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area His keen presence of mind and discerning judgment in a grave emergency undoubtedly prevented the successful culmination of hostile intrigue designed to sabotage our national war effort.Legion of Merit Medal citation, Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class John C. Cullen, 1943 The accolades above recognize John […]

The Long Blue Line: Rennie Brothers—a Scottish-American Coast Guard story of World War II

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

 By mamanning1in History onAugust 22, 20192 comments by Dr. Thomas Rennie, U.S. Air Force civilian, retired George “Scotty” Rennie and his older brother James were born in Alva, Scotland, across the large waterway, Firth of Forth, from Edinburgh. Their father, George, was a baker and following his death, the boys’ mother decided their future was in America. In 1926, […]

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 […]

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