Celebrating Military Family Month: It’s an Alaskan and family thing

Friday, November 23, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Lawrence and her spouse, Justin, also a Coast Guard member, stand with their children on Base Kodiak, Alaska, Nov. 3, 2018. Casey and her family enjoy all that Kodiak has to […]

The Long Blue Line: Waesche – the Coast Guard’s wartime leader, second founding father

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, November 22, 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 Thiesen, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian A […]

Avoiding tragedy 100 years after Princess Sophia sinking

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Written by Lt. Nicholas Capuzzi Canadian Steamer Princess Sophia. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. On the morning of Oct. 26, 1918, the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Cedar approached Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal in order to determine the status of the Canadian passenger steamer Princess Sophia, which had […]

VETERAN’S DAY – PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR I

Friday, November 9, 2018

Originally written ALCOAST 385/18 COMDTNOTE 1710 A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 250937 SEP 18/ALCOAST 327/18 – 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOSS OF USS TAMPA B. SECNAV WASHINGTON DC 021840Z OCT 18, ALNAV 072/18 100TH – ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR I PLANNING ORDER 1. All Unit Commanders, Commanding Officers (CO) and Officers in […]

The Long Blue Line: Native Americans – one of the longest serving minorities in the Coast Guard

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, November 1, 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 Historian Photograph […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Auxiliarist Joe Giannattasio

Monday, November 5, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, November 2, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson Joe Giannattasio, a Coast Guard Auxiliary member who is part of the 5th District Northern Region, poses with a plaque given to him to commemorate his selection as the Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year, in Cape May, […]

Coast Guardsman performs at World Series

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Story by Anastasia Devlin, Reservist magazine Photos courtesy of Bryan Davis If you watched Game 5 of the World Series, as tens of millions of people did, you’d have spotted a familiar blue uniform at the start of the game. Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Dalager, a Coast Guard […]

Vermont native takes on the Arctic ice

Friday, November 2, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, October 22, 2018 Written by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Eubanks poses for a photograph, Oct. 3, 2018, about 715 miles north of Barrow, Alaska, in the Arctic. Eubanks is a crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) […]

Coast Guard icebreaker crew completes second 2018 Arctic mission

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, October 19, 2018 Written by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) in the ice, Oct. 3, 2018, about 715 miles north of Barrow, Alaska, in the Arctic. The Healy is in the Arctic with a team of about 30 scientists and engineers […]

How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson But even before a ship ever gets in the water, the Coast Guard is behind the scenes working to make it ready for sea. Coast Guard marine inspectors work in tandem with ship builders in the United States […]

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