Communication and connectivity following Mangkhut: A Rescue 21 story

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, October 15, 2018 Written by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir Members of Electronic Support Detachment Guam repair a generator at the Mt. Alutom radio site on Guam following Typhoon Mangkhut, Sept. 15, 2018. The generator is a back up power system for the Rescue 21 radio site. U.S. Coast […]

The Long Blue Line: Minots Ledge Lighthouse – the deadly “Lover’s Light”

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, October 4, 2018 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 A […]

Unsung Coast Guard hero’s daring Empire State Building rescue

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Unfortunately, the article photos state a B-52 hit the building in 1945. The text correctly notes it was a B-25. Please accept our apologies for this regrettable typographical error. Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Bleyer Petty Officer 3rd Class Donald Molony assists two survivors from […]

Aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster

Friday, October 5, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Written by Beth Crumley Coast Guard Historian   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ship Nancy Foster is shown underway. U.S. Coast Guard photo.   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency Ship Nancy Foster was originally commissioned as a Navy Torpedo Test Craft in 1990 before […]

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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