Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry crew sets new horizons for cutter operations

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur and Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir The Revenue Cutter Lawrence, safely escorted in by Native Hawaiians in outrigger canoes, made history as the first Coast Guard crew to sail into Honolulu Harbor in 1849. This entry and escort […]

The Long Blue Line: 327-foot Secretary Class Cutters “the ships that wouldn’t die”

Monday, August 6, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, August 2, 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 […]

2018 is the 228th birthday of the Coast Guard

Saturday, August 4, 2018

  The history of the United States Coast Guard goes back to the United States Revenue Cutter Service, which was founded on 4 August 1790 by Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury, as part of the Department of the Treasury. The Revenue Cutter Service and the United States Life-Saving Service were merged to become […]

Turning up the heat

Friday, August 3, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelli Lundy, one of five Coast Guard culinary specialists, competes in the final round of the American Culinary Federation Student Team Championships in New Orleans, July 18, 2018. This was the first time the […]

Service Under Sail

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Monday, July 30, 2018 Story and illustrations by Petty Officer Second Class Cory Mendenhall The distinct double-masted silhouette of a schooner materializes in the fog outside the Berkeley Marina. The wooden boat, paradoxically modest and majestic, sails into the San Francisco Bay with Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol banners hanging from […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Leendert van der Pool

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, July 27, 2018 George Gray Award winner Leendert van der Pool. Courtesy photo. Each year a collection of artwork is submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program where a panel of judges selects a recipient for the George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence – in other words, they choose a […]

Coast Guard officer earns emergency management credential

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Written by Walter T. Ham IV Lt. Cmdr. Matt Walter is one of only 2,738 to have earned the international emergency management credential. U.S. Coast Guard photo. A Coast Guard officer who helped coordinate the response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria has earned an international […]

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 […]

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 […]

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