Operation Deep Freeze: Beneath the surface

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Written by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen U.S. Coast Guard divers prepare to go below the surface to inspect Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star for any damages done in the harsh Antarctic conditions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen. Deploying to the […]

Company commander corps rounded out by reservists

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 This article is also available in the RESERVIST Magazine, Issue 1, 2018. Written by Anastasia Devlin Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan LaKose trains recruits at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Jan. 2, 2018. LaKose, 45, is the oldest of the company commanders at Cape may and use […]

U.S. icebreaker completes Antarctica operation despite engineering challenges

Monday, February 26, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Written by Lt. Donnie Brzuska The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star breaks ice in McMurdo Sound near Antarctica, Jan. 13, 2018. The crew of the Seattle-based Polar Star is on deployment to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2018, the U.S. military’s contribution to the […]

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Cockpit Laser Strike Protection

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate Graphic illustration of a laser being pointed at a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard illustration. “Laser strikes force U.S. Coast Guard helicopter missions to abort.” “Laser used to blind Coast Guard aircrew […]

The Long Blue Line: A history of African-Americans in Coast Guard combat

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Originally Posted by CWO3 Chad Saylor, Thursday, February 8, 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. William H. Thiesen, Historian Coast Guard Atlantic Area This image […]

Introduction to Operation Deep Freeze 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Written by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star reached the edge of the ice surrounding Antarctica approximately 15 miles north of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s McMurdo station, Jan. 8, 2018. The crew will attempt break through the […]

Coast Guard works to identify owners of stranded boats in Puerto Rico

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Centeno talks with local boat owners in an effort to identify owners of boats stranded from Hurricane Maria and inform them of a no-cost option to have their vessel removed, Vieques, […]

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 […]

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