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 […]

The Long Blue Line: Lighthouse tender and warship with the heart of a lion

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, August 30, 2018 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian   Illustration of the Potomac Flotilla attacking Confederate fortifications at Aquia Creek, south of Washington on the Potomac in 1861. Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command.   The term “tender” most often refers to a […]

The Panama buoy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Monday, August 27, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton The history of navigation dates back to the beginning of seamanship. Navigation is the art of directing vessels on the open sea and waterways by means of traditional practice, geometry, astronomy or special instruments. With all these modes […]

Coast Guard RDT&E Program celebrates 50 years

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Written by Loretta Haring The Coast Guard Office of Research and Development was established Nov. 1, 1968, to answer the service’s need to increase its efforts to discover new concepts and develop technological improvements necessary to meet present and future mission requirements, as the missions of the […]

More updates from USCG response for Hurricane Florence

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Multimedia Release Sept. 17, 2018 U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Contact: Hurricane Response Media Operations Centers Hampton Roads/Elizabeth City: (757) 295-8435 North Carolina: (252) 515-0895 USCGHurricaneFlorence@gmail.com South Carolina: (305) 318-1864 D7CGFlorence@gmail.com Hurricane Florence online newsroom UPDATE 2: Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high resolution version. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – […]

Flight crews prepare to resume search and rescue plus transportation operations

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  Hurricane Florence response from the USCG in Wilmington, NC transported stranded medical personnel. More updates to follow,     Photo by Trey Clifton U.S. Coast Guard District 5

U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Update

Sunday, September 16, 2018

News Release Sept. 15, 2018 U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Contact: Hurricane Response Media Operations Centers Hampton Roads/Elizabeth City: (757) 295-8435 North Carolina: (252) 515-0895 USCGHurricaneFlorence@gmail.com South Carolina: (305) 318-1864 D7CGFlorence@gmail.com Hurricane Florence online newsroom Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high resolution video version. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – […]

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