From the Commandant: Happy Holidays as we close this remarkable year

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Originally posted by CWO3 Chad Saylor, Thursday, December 21, 2017 To the men and women of our Coast Guard, Fran and I wish each of you – all 88,000 active duty, Reserve, civilian, retired and Auxiliary – a joyous holiday and the very best of New Years. Together we have accomplished so much, and it […]

Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Spotlight: Joint Maritime Test Facility

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate A moored, life-size weighted mannequin dressed in a Coleman-Stearns Model I590 Adult Universal buoyant immersion suit was observed twice daily from June 8-23, 2016, in tests to determine if extended time in water affected […]

Massive Energy Savings Project Underway at the US Coast Guard Academy

Monday, December 11, 2017

Massive Energy Savings Project Underway at Coast Guard Academy U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 11/28/2017 02:04 PM EST News Release November 28, 2017 U.S. Coast Guard Academy Contact: USCGA Public Affairs Office: (860) 444-8270 After Hours: (860) 857-5544 Massive Energy Savings Project Underway at Coast Guard Academy NEW LONDON, Conn. – A comprehensive energy […]

Cornerstones Discussion Part 1

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Article written by Jason Kardos Welcome to Cornerstones, a journey into understanding the roots and purpose of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Our proud history and existence is rooted in our four Cornerstones and more importantly, our future depends on us maintaining the integrity of the four cornerstones with fortitude. What are the four cornerstones of the […]

Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Maple Bacon Baked Brie

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, November 3, 2017 Prepared by Chief Petty Officer Cleveland Knowles Culinary Specialist “A” School instructor Training Center Petaluma Ingredients 8 slices bacon, chopped 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 sheet puff pastry dough, defrosted 1 wheel of brie 1 egg (egg wash) 1/4 cup water (egg wash) 2 tablespoon pecans […]

24th Fast Response Cutter commissioned, begins watch over Hawaiian Islands

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Written by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir Crew members man the rails aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) as aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conduct a fly-over in two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters during a commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Base […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard chaplains during 2017 hurricane season

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, October 27, 2017 Written by Lt. Jonathan Alexander Chaplain, Base National Capital Region U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Francisco Muniz Valle, chaplain of Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, provides religious services to U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltroter Squadron 264 at Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto […]

The Long Blue Line: Cutters Sea Cloud and Hoquiam—Barrier-breaking ships in U.S. Desegregation

Friday, November 3, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, October 26, 2017 Written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Photograph of the USS Sea Cloud. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) This vessel . . . performed all its duty creditably, survived all inspections and had no major problems. There was no segregation by compartments, departments […]

Historic exercise tests search and rescue capabilities in the Arctic

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 From left to right, multipurpose offshore patrol vessel ICGV Thor (Iceland), frigate HDMS Vaedderen (Denmark, medium river icebreaker CCGS Pierre Radisson (Canada), medium endurance U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, and offshore patrol vessel NOCGV Andenes (Norway) sail in formation during exercise “Arctic Guardian 2017.” 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 […]

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