Damage control, not damage repair – keeping an aging cutter active

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the lunar surface of the moon; over 48 years later, the U.S. Coast Guard is still using the same technology to conduct modern day […]

The Coast Guard, 14 degrees south of the equator

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle Petty Officer 1st Class Jared Bohler, a marine science technician with Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa, checks lifejacket serviceability aboard the 190-foot U.S.-flagged tuna purse seiner Raffaello during a deficiency check, Oct. 23, 2017. The Raffaello suffered a […]

Service above self: Lt. James “Jimmy” Eugene Crotty

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Original posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, July 21, 2017 Written by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir Lt. James Crotty as lieutenant junior grade aboard a Coast Guard cutter. Crotty, a 1934 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, served throughout the U.S. including Alaska prior to service in the South Pacific. Photo courtesy of […]

The Auxiliary Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Device

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Photos and write up by: Robert Carlson AUXPA1 You might have seen some of your fellow auxiliarists wearing the RBS device on their uniforms. This device recognizes auxiliarists who provided exceptional and continuous effort to the RBS program. The requirements for RBS device encompasses activity over a minimum period of two years.  Auxiliarists must compile […]

Life Jackets should fit correctly and be designed for your boating activities

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kids and adult life jacket demonstrations

Auxiliarists Volunteer at the Academy Museum

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

(Republished from the 2013 Navigator) Plan a visit and discover gold in Southeastern Connecticut. There’s gold to be discovered in Southeastern Connecticut and it’s at the USCG Academy in New London. Located within the historic campus of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy the Museum explores the history of the Coast Guard and its many missions […]

CDR Bruce Melnick made his 2nd space flight on May 7, 1992

Thursday, May 11, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard‏Verified account @USCG May 7 @NASA astronaut & #USCG CDR Bruce Melnick made his 2nd space flight #OTD in 1992. By this point he had logged more than 300 hours in space.  

Test Your Flag IQ

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

True or False? True or False? Test your knowledge about the American flag. Follow us this week, to learn about the Coast Guard Base Alameda Color Guard and how to fold a flag properly. Posted by U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest on Monday, May 1, 2017

Take Action on Earth Day and Every Day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A reprint of the Coast Guard Live Blog: Since 1970, Earth Day has been a day dedicated to educating everyone on responsible environmental management and supporting ways that make the planet healthier and more sustainable. It’s a chance to think about how our actions impact our environment. Individuals and organizations celebrate Earth Day in a variety of […]

Daylight Savings begins

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead 1 hour at bedtime Saturday, March 11th or by 2 am Sunday, March 12th. It is a great time to: try on your life jacket or buy one that fits check your batteries in the smoke detectors renew your fishing, boating, and hunting licenses restock first-aid kits take […]

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