The Long Blue Line: local enforcer to global responder—nearly 230 years of Coast Guard transformation!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, July 19, 2018 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian “You can kick this old service around, tear it to pieces, scream from the house-tops that it is worthless, ought to be abolished or transferred to the Navy, have the people in it fighting among themselves […]

Hoax calls affect us all

Friday, July 20, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson “This is the fishing vessel Sol e Mar. This is a mayday, we’re sinking, we need help now!” were some of the last words of 19-year-old Billy […]

Lookouts of The Last Frontier

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Colclough The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) and crew patrol along the Maritime Boundary Line between the U.S. and Russia in the Bering Sea, Alaska, May 25, 2018. The crew kept a lookout for illegal encroachments of […]

Coast Guard member becomes a U.S. citizen in St. Petersburg

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, July 16, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse Seaman Kenwyn Berkeley, crew member aboard Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, a 210-foot medium-endurance Reliance class cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., takes the Oath of Allegiance Friday, June 29, 2018, aboard the cutter to become a citizen […]

The Long Blue Line: McCulloch — fighting cutter of Manila Bay

Monday, July 16, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, July 12, 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 […]

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Alternatives to pyrotechnic distress signals

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate A red handheld flare, the minimum pyrotechnic for which the project investigated alternatives. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Distress flares are vital to boating safety, but pyrotechnic flares can pose a safety hazard to people […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Cmdr. Zeita Merchant

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Friday, July 6, 2018 Written by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan R. Haraf Cmdr. Zeita Merchant, commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Chicago, was presented with the 2017 Capt. David H. Jarvis Inspirational Leadership Award by the Navy League in Portland, Oregon, on June 7. The award was presented to […]

When Navy Explosive Ordnance Division knows your name…

Monday, July 9, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 The Curator Series is designed to showcase the U.S. Coast Guard Heritage Asset Collection; why is there such a program, what do curators do, and what types of amazing things are in their collections? Written by Jen Gaudio Coast Guard Museum Curator Uranium glass was popular from the 1920s to […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: CSC Elizabeth Meister

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, June 29, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Mendenhall Vice Adm. Michael McAllister (right), deputy commandant for mission support, and Alan Kaplan, national president of the Navy League, present Petty Officer 1st Class Elizabeth Meister, food services officer, Sector San Francisco, with the Douglas A. Munro Award […]

The Long Blue Line: MSSTs and MSRTs—forged in the crucible of 9/11

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, June 28, 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, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic […]

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