Coast Guard Auxiliary answers the call

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Monday, October 23, 2017 U.S. Coast Guard auxiliarist Rusty Pumphrey tracks storm activity from the Houston-based Hurricane Harvey incident command post, Sept. 17, 2017. Pumphrey served as a deputy liaison officer in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-led oil and hazardous material recovery effort and served alongside federal, state, local, and tribal partners. U.S. Coast […]

The Coast Guard Heritage Asset Collection of Art and Artifacts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Article written by Robert Carlson, AUXPA1           The U. S. Coast Guard’s rich heritage dates back to 1790, with the establishment of the Revenue Marine. As one of the first branches of the U.S. armed services, the Coast Guard has preserved a small but representative collection that includes art and artifacts from […]

Innovation Program seeks hurricane lessons learned from Coast Guard responders

Friday, October 13, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Coast Guard members evacuate Hurricane Harvey survivors in Houston, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee)   By Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate “Everyone. Needs. A. Phone. Everyone.” “We found an asset tracking/reporting system called […]

The Long Blue Line: Evolution of the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue mission

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 28, 2017 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Petty Officer 1st Class Bernard Webber’s motor lifeboat, CG-36500, returns to Chatham, Mass., after rescuing 32 crewmen from a sinking tanker, Feb. 18, 1952. This rescue was dramatized in the feature film “The Finest Hours” […]

Auxiliarist Deployment for Harvey Relief Efforts from Flotilla 75 Austin, TX

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Written by Nicholas Teague and Robert Yslas Within a period of three months, three different hurricanes hit the United States and its territories. It was and continues to be an unprecedented episode in American history as our country continues to recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, and now in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can you take decent photos from your cell phone?

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Article written by and photograph taken by Bob Carlson-AUXPA1, 025-25-06 Your cell phone serves as a great back up camera! Just about everyone has a smart phone, even kids and grandparents. The cameras on these new phones are constantly being improved. I have an iPhone 6s Plus and the camera on this phone takes decent […]

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 […]

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