Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Symposium investigates energy and maritime risk

Friday, January 18, 2019

Originally posted by Coast Guard Compass: Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate Maritime commerce accounts for $4.6 trillion in annual economic activity – so a disruption to the Marine Transportation System (MTS), natural or manmade, could have a devastating impact on America’s economy and national security, as well as the […]

Updates to the workforce from the Vice Commandant

Friday, January 11, 2019

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala for the Coast Guard All Hands To the men and women of the Coast Guard, As you are aware, much of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, remains unfunded, and it is not clear when this lapse in appropriations will end. In the coming days, our service will […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Cmdr. Bill McKinstry

Friday, January 4, 2019

Originally posted by Jasmine Mieszala. Written by Buddy Dye Coast Guard Incident Management Assist Team Cmdr. Bill McKinstry, executive officer of the Coast Guard incident management assist team (CG IMAT), received the Foundation for Coast Guard History’s individual achievement award during a ceremony at the CG IMAT in Norfolk, Virgina, Dec. 10, 2018. The Foundation’s […]

The Long Blue Line: Vigilant – distinguished name, OPC namesake

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs of the Coast Guard Compass, 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, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic Area […]

Coast Guard, North Carolina Aquarium release turtles offshore Cape Henry, Va.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic Contact: 5th District Public Affairs Office: (757) 398-6272 After Hours: (757) 434-7712 5th District online newsroom PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard released 14 sea turtles 70 miles southeast of Cape Henry, Virginia, Sunday. Crewmembers aboard Cutter Heron worked with members of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island in Manteo, […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Air Station Kodiak crew – Capt. Frank Erickson Award winners

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, November 9, 2018 Written by Lt. Daniel Beshoar The Capt. Frank Erickson Award annually recognizes a rotary-wing aircrew that has demonstrated exceptional performance while engaged in search and rescue operations. This year the Capt. Frank Erickson Award was presented to Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Schrader, Lt. Cmdr. Adam Mullins, Petty Officer 2nd […]

Avoiding tragedy 100 years after Princess Sophia sinking

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Written by Lt. Nicholas Capuzzi Canadian Steamer Princess Sophia. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. On the morning of Oct. 26, 1918, the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Cedar approached Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal in order to determine the status of the Canadian passenger steamer Princess Sophia, which had […]

VETERAN’S DAY – PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR I

Friday, November 9, 2018

Originally written ALCOAST 385/18 COMDTNOTE 1710 A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 250937 SEP 18/ALCOAST 327/18 – 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOSS OF USS TAMPA B. SECNAV WASHINGTON DC 021840Z OCT 18, ALNAV 072/18 100TH – ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR I PLANNING ORDER 1. All Unit Commanders, Commanding Officers (CO) and Officers in […]

Coast Guardsman performs at World Series

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Story by Anastasia Devlin, Reservist magazine Photos courtesy of Bryan Davis If you watched Game 5 of the World Series, as tens of millions of people did, you’d have spotted a familiar blue uniform at the start of the game. Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Dalager, a Coast Guard […]

Vermont native takes on the Arctic ice

Friday, November 2, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, October 22, 2018 Written by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Eubanks poses for a photograph, Oct. 3, 2018, about 715 miles north of Barrow, Alaska, in the Arctic. Eubanks is a crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) […]

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