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 […]

HRDD: Fireman Haoer Zheng

Friday, December 6, 2019

 By Jasmine Mieszalain Bravo Zulus, Core Values, Global, Operations onNovember 1, 2019No comments U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton crew member is vital during United Nations Security Council Resolution enforcement mission Editors note: Story originally titled “A matter of interpretation” Photos and story by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn When Haoer Zheng enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 2018, she […]

HRDD: Petty Officer 3rd Class James Chandler

Sunday, December 1, 2019

 By mamanning1in Bravo Zulus, Operations, Search and Rescue onOctober 25, 2019One comment A Coast Guard member sporting a green flight suit walked through pouring rain toward Petty Officer 3rd Class James Chandler, who was organizing rescue gear into a Coast Guard helicopter. “Hey, James,” he said. “You’re up.” Chandler, a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, felt his heart race with excitement […]

The Long Blue Line: America’s first ice ships and icebreakers

Friday, November 15, 2019

 By mamanning1in History onOctober 18, 20193 comments William Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Though various ice-strengthened vessels were built in the era, most were simply ice resistant, and had neither the requisite horsepower nor hull design for forcing the vessels through the ice.-Donald L. Canney, Historian and Archivist, U.S. Coast Guard retired During the Age of Sail, […]

Coast Guard establishes PDL ranges to support post-Panamax vessels

Saturday, October 19, 2019

 By mamanning1in Operations, Readiness onOctober 11, 2019No comments Written by Walter T. Ham IV  The U.S. Coast Guard has established radio-activated, solar-powered Precision Directional Light (PDL) Ranges to support larger ships navigating into American ports. Known as post-Panamax vessels, supertankers that did not fit the original Panama Canal locks are visiting East Coast and Gulf Coast ports following the […]

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 […]

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