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 […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Kodiak Chief Petty Officers Association

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fly fishing has a way of healing a person, especially when that person is an active duty or military veteran who has been negatively affected in some way while serving his country. For eight years, the Chief Petty Officers Association of Kodiak, Alaska, has provided a way for veterans to come to Kodiak Island and […]

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 […]

“Bulldog of the Bering” Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley

Monday, September 25, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Written by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert Seaman Heaven Jimenez tightens the anchor chain aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley during a training exercise near Kaktovik, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2017. Coast Guard non-rated personnel must learn the basic fundamentals of shipboard operations before advancing […]

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: HITRON – 20 years of hitting new highs!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 14, 2017 Written by William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian A HITRON MH-65 Dolphin firing warning stitches across the bow of a go-fast. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Be our service’s single provider of qualified, proficient, and well-trained shipboard and shore-side Airborne Use of Force. –HITRON […]

Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation: Boat crew helmets

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate Crew members from Coast Guard Station Golden Gate brace themselves in their 47-foot motor life boat during heavy surf training off the coast of San Francisco. Surf Station Operations require a high level […]

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 […]

Plan Ahead to ensure YOU and YOUR FAMILY are SAFE!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Why wait till disaster strikes? Plan Ahead to ensure you & your family are safe! Follow hashtags #PlanAhead & #NatlPrep for tips.

Photo Release: VADM Schultz visits ATC Mobile in response to Hurricane Harvey

Saturday, September 9, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 09/01/2017 10:38 PM EDT Photo Release September 1, 2017 U.S. Coast Guard MOBILE – Information Center Office: (251) 544-7487 Email: ATCMobilePublicAffairs@gmail.com VADM Schultz visits ATC Mobile in response to Hurricane Harvey Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high resolution version. MOBILE — Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of Coast Guard […]

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