Innovation from a life at sea

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, June 25, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Spratt, a boatswain’s mate stationed on the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, displays his hammer hook invention in Kodiak, Alaska, April 12, 2018. Spratt combined two tools commonly used by crew members working on […]

Off-duty trooper and reservist improvises rescue

Monday, June 25, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 This article is also available in the RESERVIST Magazine, Issue 2, 2018. Written by Anastasia Devlin Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Minnes and his father, both New Jersey state troopers pose for a photo together. Photo courtesy of Kenneth Minnes. A Coast Guard Reserve petty officer was hailed as a […]

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard joined the fight in Vietnam over 50 years ago

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, June 21, 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 Area Historian […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard Auxiliary

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, June 22, 2018 Written by Kevin Conquest Division Chief of Auxiliary Cyber A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat Medium circles a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel in preparation for a side-tow demonstration during the Regatta Point Marina Nautical Association Spring Expo. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from the 7th District near Coast […]

Coast Guard veteran dedicates 43 years to keeping mariners safe

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Written by Walter T. Ham IV Chief Petty Officer Trainor reenlists on “PA” Lighted Buoy in the Straits of Juan de Fuca, while stationed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Fir (WLM-212) in February 1986. Photo courtesy of Bob Trainor. One fateful evening in 1974 after dropping his […]

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Innovation Awards

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication Acquisition Directorate The Coast Guard honored 12 Coast Guard members for ideas that have had a significant impact on the service’s operations with Capt. Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards, presented May 31, 2018, during the Senior Leadership […]

The Long Blue Line: Jackson’s battle with the rogue waves of ’44

Monday, June 18, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, June 11, 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 Area Historian […]

Can’t be what you can’t see

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney Lt. Christine Igisomar speaks to high school students about diversity within the U.S. Coast Guard. Photo courtesy of Lt. Christine Igisomar. Many children, and even some adults, don’t know what they want to do for living or even […]

U.S. Coast Guard welcomes new commandant

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, June 1, 2018 Adm. Paul Zukunft (left), President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Adm. Karl Schultz render honors during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2018. During the ceremony Schultz relieved Zukunft to become the 26th […]

Future Leaders: Ensigns Kurt Caminske and Jacob Brown

Monday, June 4, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 This week we featured several outstanding cadets on Compass as they prepared for their 2018 Commencement ceremony. To see the full Future Leaders series, click here. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin Newly commissioned Ensigns Jacob Brown and Kurt Caminske pause for a moment following the […]

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