Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Polar Scout Program Launches

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Written by Holly Wendelin A rocket carrying two 6U CubeSats, dubbed Yukon and Kodiak, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018, as part of the Polar Scout Project. The operation is a partnership between the Coast Guard Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Program […]

A big band coastie and his Italian prisoners go to town in WWII

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Bleyer Tony Agresta, second from right, plays the trumpet with a band. Photo courtesy of the Agresta family. During World War II, the United States armed forces had a large presence in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Coast Guard […]

The Long Blue Line: Buoy Tender White Alder—lost 50 years ago, but not forgotten

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Friday, December 7, 2018 Writen by William Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Black and white photo of Buoy Tender White Alder during her time stationed at New Orleans, Louisiana. (U.S. Coast Guard) Coast Guard buoy tender White Alder was the former U.S. Navy lighter YF-417, one of eight YF-257-class […]

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Symposium investigates energy and maritime risk

Friday, January 18, 2019

Originally posted by Coast Guard Compass: Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate Maritime commerce accounts for $4.6 trillion in annual economic activity – so a disruption to the Marine Transportation System (MTS), natural or manmade, could have a devastating impact on America’s economy and national security, as well as the […]

UPDATE: CONTINUING AUXILIARY OPERATIONS DURING THE LAPSE IN APPROPRIATIONS

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Vice Admiral D.B. Abel, Deputy Commandant for Operations, has issued an ALCOAST relating to Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary operations during the current lapse in appropriations. Coast Guard Auxiliary activities are addressed as follows: “Auxiliary operational activities may only be performed if it is specifically ordered by a Coast Guard order issuing authority in direct […]

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 […]

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, […]

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