Tracklines: The course of the U.S. Coast Guard in maritime warfare – A Junior Officer’s Perspective

Saturday, January 25, 2020

 By Jasmine Mieszalain Bravo Zulus, Operations onJanuary 2, 2020No comments by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir “Conn, Nav Eval, recommend you come to course 120°.” “Roger. Nav Eval, helm come to course 120°.” “Aye. Coming to course 120°.” With that, 418-feet of white steel swing direction and adjust course through the Western Pacific as the crew of the USCGC […]

Microsoft Office365 Implementation: Outlook email

Friday, January 24, 2020

 By mamanning1in Operations, Security onDecember 31, 2019No comments Why is the Coast Guard moving to Office 365 (O365)?O365 will modernize the Coast Guard’s IT infrastructure to improve the speed, reliability, accessibility and security through cloud technology. O365 will also pave the way for future technological enhancements for the Coast Guard, such as mobility initiatives and artificial intelligence, (AI) which […]

Coast Guard participates with university for leadership summit

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 By Jasmine Mieszalain Benefits, Leadership, Readiness onDecember 12, 2019No comments by Ens.Collin Reichelt The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) is a scholarship program designed for college juniors and seniors attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HISs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence. Coast Guard service members Capt. Kevin […]

The Long Blue Line: Early African American service—first to serve and first to sacrifice

Saturday, January 18, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onDecember 6, 2019No comments William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area African Americans comprise the longest serving minority in the United States Coast Guard. They were the first to serve and, in many ways, were the first to sacrifice, pioneering the way ahead for all minorities in the Coast Guard, U.S. military, and the nation. […]

Coast Guard co-hosts emergency management training

Friday, January 3, 2020

 By mamanning1in Environment, Readiness onDecember 3, 2019No comments by Lt. Cmdr. Kristina Butler Members from the Coast Guard Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Response, Coast Guard 5thDistrict and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management recently collaborated to bring an exciting emergency management training opportunity to the field: a CG-VDEM pilot of the National Emergency Management Basic Academy.   The […]

Coast Guard recycles concrete buoy sinkers on artificial reef

Thursday, December 19, 2019

 By mamanning1in Environment onNovember 29, 2019No comments Written by Walter T. Ham IV The U.S. Coast Guard recycled more than 140,000 pounds of concrete buoy sinkers on an artificial reef near Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Coast Guard Cutter Oak and Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole used the discontinued concrete sinkers to support the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries’ artificial […]

Coast Guard names new cutters after 9/11 heroes

Sunday, December 15, 2019

by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower Few people are considered heroic enough to have a Coast Guard cutter named in their honor. The Coast Guard held a ceremony on November 12 to announce two of its new Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) will be named after two such men who served in the Coast Guard. These […]

The Long Blue Line: “CG 1”—the Coast Guard’s first aircraft

Friday, December 13, 2019

 By mamanning1in History onNovember 20, 2019No comments John Moseley, Historian, Coast Guard Aviation Association The first aircraft built for the U.S. Coast Guard was a Loening OL-5 delivered to the Service in October 1926. A decade earlier, Coast Guard aviation was established by an act of Congress. It authorized the Treasury Department to establish 10 Coast Guard Air […]

The Long Blue Line: Shooting history–Coast Guard Photographer’s Mates

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

 By mamanning1in History onNovember 14, 2019No comments LCDR Matthew M. Kroll, U.S. Coast Guard The Coast Guard’s involvement with operational photography began in 1903. That year, Surfman John T. Daniels, of the Kill Devil Hills Lifesaving Station, shot the iconic photograph of the Wright Brother’s “First Flight” at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. However, the Service did not formally designate […]

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard Cutter Bear and NOAA hunt for the Bear

Monday, December 9, 2019

 By mamanning1in History onNovember 7, 2019No comments ENS Malia Hindle, Coast Guard Cutter Bear Last summer, after several months of preparation, the Coast Guard Cutter Bear received a mission objective for 14 days of its 72-day patrol off the coast of New England. CGC Bear was tasked with serving as a research vessel, facilitating a search for the wreck of the […]

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