Coast Guard MSRT West trains for counterterrorism in Alaska

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

By Petty Officer Diana Sherbsin Preparedness, SecurityonJune 12, 2019No comments Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean This article can also be found on the Coast Guard Alaska blog page. Following the events of 9/11, we know that there are viable threats that can happen on U.S. soil, but what about those with a maritime nexus? When, and if, […]

RDT&E Spotlight: Ready for Rescue prize competition

Friday, June 14, 2019

By U.S. Coast Guardin Modernization, Preparedness, Safety, Safety, Search and Rescue, UncategorizedonJune 11, 20193 comments Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) narrowed the field in the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge with a Piranha Pool pitch event, March 26-28, 2019, in New London, Connecticut. The Piranha Pool was the second phase […]

The Long Blue Line: McCormick & Thetis—the Coast Guard’s forgotten sub-killers

Sunday, June 9, 2019

By Petty Officer Diana Sherbsin HistoryonJune 6, 2019No comments 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 The cutter tracked […]

Remember the Tampa! Purple Heart Initiative

Thursday, June 6, 2019

By Petty Officer Diana Sherbsin History, ShipmatesonJune 4, 2019No comments Written by Nora L. Chidlow Coast Guard Archivist The Coast Guard suffered the single largest loss of life during World War I when enemy action resulted in the sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa off the coast of England. One hundred and thirty men, including 111 Coast Guardsmen, […]

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

By U.S. Coast Guardin History, Safety, SafetyonJune 3, 2019No comments Written by Walter T. Ham IV The Thomas Point Shoal Light is the last screw-pile lighthouse on its original foundation in the United States and the last lighthouse that Coast Guardsmen served in on the Chesapeake Bay. Until 1986, U.S. Coast Guardsmen served on the offshore light that is […]

We Remember on Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2019

On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and commemorate their courage, commitment and service to our country.

USCGA Commencement 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard Academy Class of 2019 By U.S. Coast GuardonMay 24, 2019 The U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduated and commissioned 240 new ensigns in the 2019 Commencement exercises. The class resonates with the Coast Guard Core Values with sources of pride and areas of shortcomings. Learn more about the Class of […]

National Safe Boating Week

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A life jacket buys you time to catch your breath when you fall in the water. It buys you time to try to rescue yourself and get back on your boat or personal watercraft. Wear your life jacket and live to love them another day.

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 […]

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