Commandant’s 2018 Reading List

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Originally Posted by CWO3 Chad Saylor, Monday, January 1, 2018 Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft Our world is not exactly breaking out in tranquility, and given this volatile, increasingly complex and uncertain time, sound leadership is even more critical to our collective success. In October, the Department of Homeland Security declared fiscal […]

The Long Blue Line: Edgar Culbertson

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, December 28, 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 David Rosen Coast Guard Pacific Area Historian Portrait of […]

Keeping a 30-year-old Coast Guard cutter mission-ready

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Groll   Every three years, Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel’s crew halts their routine patrols of the Northeast Atlantic waters. The cutter must be pulled from its berth to undergo an intense reconditioning period to halt the inevitable aging of […]

Coast Guard members serve their local communities

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 This holiday season Coast Guard units throughout the service are giving back to the communities in which they serve. From Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire, here are a few examples. U.S. Coast Guard photos. “The crew of Tahoma was privileged with the opportunity to […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: CS1 Mason Champlin

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Originaly posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, December 22, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian McCrum Petty Officer 1st Class Mason Champlin takes a moment to show off his awards and achievements in his basement office situated in Lakewood, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2017. Champlin’s latest achievement is the oar-shaped plaque he earned as the […]

The Long Blue Line: Merry Christmas Coast Guard—180 years of search and rescue!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, December 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, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian […]

From the Commandant: Happy Holidays as we close this remarkable year

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Originally posted by CWO3 Chad Saylor, Thursday, December 21, 2017 To the men and women of our Coast Guard, Fran and I wish each of you – all 88,000 active duty, Reserve, civilian, retired and Auxiliary – a joyous holiday and the very best of New Years. Together we have accomplished so much, and it […]

The Long Blue Line: Bloody Callaway—the Coast Guard’s Silver Star Ship

Friday, December 22, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, December 14, 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, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic […]

Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Spotlight: Joint Maritime Test Facility

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate A moored, life-size weighted mannequin dressed in a Coleman-Stearns Model I590 Adult Universal buoyant immersion suit was observed twice daily from June 8-23, 2016, in tests to determine if extended time in water affected […]

Coast Guard sail training ship undergoes renovations

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, December 11, 2017 Written by Lara Southgate Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is easily the most unique ship in the service’s fleet. While Eagle’s hull is painted in the usual white of a Coast Guard patrol cutter, complete with red racing stripe, its masts, sails and miles of rigging make […]

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