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 […]

The Long Blue Line: Lighthouse tender and warship with the heart of a lion

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, August 30, 2018 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian   Illustration of the Potomac Flotilla attacking Confederate fortifications at Aquia Creek, south of Washington on the Potomac in 1861. Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command.   The term “tender” most often refers to a […]

The Panama buoy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Monday, August 27, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton The history of navigation dates back to the beginning of seamanship. Navigation is the art of directing vessels on the open sea and waterways by means of traditional practice, geometry, astronomy or special instruments. With all these modes […]

Coast Guard RDT&E Program celebrates 50 years

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Written by Loretta Haring The Coast Guard Office of Research and Development was established Nov. 1, 1968, to answer the service’s need to increase its efforts to discover new concepts and develop technological improvements necessary to meet present and future mission requirements, as the missions of the […]

Flight crews prepare to resume search and rescue plus transportation operations

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  Hurricane Florence response from the USCG in Wilmington, NC transported stranded medical personnel. More updates to follow,     Photo by Trey Clifton U.S. Coast Guard District 5

U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Update

Sunday, September 16, 2018

News Release Sept. 15, 2018 U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Contact: Hurricane Response Media Operations Centers Hampton Roads/Elizabeth City: (757) 295-8435 North Carolina: (252) 515-0895 USCGHurricaneFlorence@gmail.com South Carolina: (305) 318-1864 D7CGFlorence@gmail.com Hurricane Florence online newsroom Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high resolution video version. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – […]

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