Multi-mission buoy tender keeps Gulf Coast open for business

Friday, March 20, 2020

 By mamanning1in Operations onMarch 6, 2020No comments Written by Walter T. Ham IV Coast Guard Cutter Cypress (WLB-210) helps to keep mariners on course around the resource-rich and storm-prone waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From Apalachicola, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, the 225-foot seagoing buoy tender patrols a 900-mile area and maintains the Aids […]

The Long Blue Line: WHEO-701 and oceanography, Coast Guard’s lost mission

Sunday, March 15, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onMarch 5, 2020No comments Dr. P.J. Capelotti, PACM, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve (Ret.) In 1969, the crowning glory of nearly a century of Coast Guard oceanographic research was to arrive when Congress authorized construction of the largest and most advanced oceanographic vessel in the world. The 399-foot high-endurance oceanographic vessel WHEO-701 was to have set […]

The Long Blue Line: 75 years ago—the Coast Guard lands on bloody Iwo

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onFebruary 27, 2020No comments Dr. Robert M. Browning, Historian, U.S. Coast Guard retired The American flag was raised on top of Mt. Suribachi. Many a life was lost trying to get to the top of that mountain.-Diary of Carpenters Mate 3rd class Leno DiRosario,LST-795, February 23, 1945 In the quote above, CM3 Leno DiRosario recounted in […]

Stories Behind the State of the Coast Guard

Sunday, March 1, 2020

 By mamanning1in Core Values, Operations, Readiness onFebruary 18, 2020No comments By Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard The theme for the 2020 State of the Coast Guard Address is “Why I Serve,” which highlights the individual motivations each of us have to serve in the world’s best Coast Guard. Some of us joined to travel, some for college, […]

Live Heart Healthy

Friday, February 28, 2020

 By mamanning1in Benefits, Readiness onFebruary 21, 2020No comments By: Tim Merrell Health Promotion Program Manager How do you live healthy for your heart?  Although this is an open-ended question, many would say heart health starts with healthy living.  No matter what your current health level, there are three things that a person can start doing right now that will improve their […]

The Long Blue Line: Oliver Henry—warrior, leader, minority trailblazer and FRC namesake

Thursday, February 20, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onFebruary 14, 2020No comments William Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area . . . through his relentless pursuit to serve the Coast Guard as a skilled petty officer aboard CGC Northland during World War II, [Oliver Henry] successfully moved from the wardroom as a steward to the engine room as a motor machinist mate.               -Master Chief […]

The Long Blue Line: 75th anniversary of Serpens—Coast Guard’s worst loss of life

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onJanuary 30, 2020No comments William Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area I felt and saw two flashes after which only the bow of the ship was visible. The rest had disintegrated and the bow sank soon afterwards.-Lt. Cmdr. Perry Stinson (USCG), Commanding Officer, USS Serpens The quote above refers to the Coast Guard-manned USS Serpens (AK-97). […]

The Long Blue Line: RM3 Floyd Wilvers—Coast Guard destroyer escort veteran

Monday, January 27, 2020

 By mamanning1in Operations onJanuary 12, 2020No comments by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeffrey D. McConnell For most 17-year-olds, the years of graduating high school, attending college or trade school, and beginning the first steps into adulthood are a time of unbridled optimism and possibility. For Wilmington, North Carolina native Floyd Wilvers, now 92, turning age 17 meant a […]

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 […]

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