The Long Blue Line: Four missions that made Coast Guard Cutter Seneca famous

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Thursday, October 19, 2017 Coast Guard Cutter Seneca in its original black hull paint scheme from its Revenue Cutter Service years. (Coast Guard Collection) William H. Thiesen, PhD Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) is part of the U.S. Coast Guard’s “Famous”- Class of medium-endurance cutters. Many […]

Eight Bells – A sea-service celebration

Friday, October 20, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Monday, October 16, 2017 Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC 1121) and crew make way to their home port at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, in Ketchikan, Alaska, March 21, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Cmdr. Charlotte Mundy, Coast Guard Office of Cutter Forces On Oct. 18 1974, the office […]

The Coast Guard Heritage Asset Collection of Art and Artifacts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Article written by Robert Carlson, AUXPA1           The U. S. Coast Guard’s rich heritage dates back to 1790, with the establishment of the Revenue Marine. As one of the first branches of the U.S. armed services, the Coast Guard has preserved a small but representative collection that includes art and artifacts from […]

Innovation Program seeks hurricane lessons learned from Coast Guard responders

Friday, October 13, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Coast Guard members evacuate Hurricane Harvey survivors in Houston, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee)   By Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate “Everyone. Needs. A. Phone. Everyone.” “We found an asset tracking/reporting system called […]

The Long Blue Line: Evolution of the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue mission

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 28, 2017 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Petty Officer 1st Class Bernard Webber’s motor lifeboat, CG-36500, returns to Chatham, Mass., after rescuing 32 crewmen from a sinking tanker, Feb. 18, 1952. This rescue was dramatized in the feature film “The Finest Hours” […]

Auxiliarist Deployment for Harvey Relief Efforts from Flotilla 75 Austin, TX

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Written by Nicholas Teague and Robert Yslas Within a period of three months, three different hurricanes hit the United States and its territories. It was and continues to be an unprecedented episode in American history as our country continues to recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, and now in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro, the only CG awarded the Medal of Honor

Friday, September 29, 2017

 Article written by Douglas J. Manifold, AUXPA1 Douglas Albert Munro – Guadalcanal  Saving Lives Seventy-five years ago, September 27, 1942, Coast Guard Signalman Douglas Munro died at Guadalcanal. Munro enlisted in the Coast Guard because, “The Coast Guard is focused on saving lives, not taking them.”   Following basic training, Doug was assigned to the CG-manned […]

The Long Blue Line: the Coast Guard’s environmental protection mission

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 21, 2017 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 Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Cmdr. Warren Judge

Friday, September 22, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, September 15, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corrine Zilnicki Coast Guard Cmdr. Warren Judge, executive officer of Base Elizabeth City, N.C., poses for a photograph outside the command building on base, Aug. 10, 2017. Judge was selected as the 2017 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award […]

The Long Blue Line: 9/11 and the U.S. Coast Guard

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 7, 2017 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 Thiesen, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian […]

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