The Birth of the Coast Guard Racing Stripe.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It was October 19, 1956. The USCG Cutter Pontchartrain received a call from a distressed passenger aircraft en route from Hawaii to California. The Pan American Clipper had lost an engine and was about to lose another one. The aircraft could not make land. The Pontchartrain was on ocean station1 and had the time to […]

Below Zero Kick Off – Coast Guard’s Cold Weather Operations

Thursday, January 26, 2017

This time of the year tends to be ‘cooler’ – or for some much cooler – than other seasons, especially in the northern regions of our country. If you live in, or travel to, one of these northern regions, you have most likely experienced major decreases in temperature that brings challenging weather conditions like blizzards, […]

Martin Luther King Jr. – Service

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal holiday commemorates the birthday of an extraordinary American who is remembered as a world renowned leader and advocate for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement. Since 1986, this holiday has been observed on the third Monday of January, around the time of his birthday, January 15. On August […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Seventy-five years ago this week, Japan surprised the world with a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor DoD Video: The Coast Guard and the Japanese Attack – 7 December 1941 by Robert M. Browning, Jr. On the quiet Sunday morning of 7 December 1941, an initial attack force of 183 Japanese naval aircraft attacked ninety-four ships […]

On this day in USCG History

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

1808-Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin requested 12 new cutters at a cost of $120,000 to enforce “laws which prohibit exportation and restrain importations” to support the embargo ordered by President Thomas Jefferson.  President Jefferson had ordered an embargo against most European imports and exports to protest the harassment of U.S. sailors by warring European […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Picture of the Week

Saturday, November 19, 2016

NEW CASTLE, DE – Auxiliary aviators in District 5NR spend a beautiful fall weekend to take the AUX Crew Resource MGT/ORM (AUX-17) class to ensure proficiency and safety in flight.

Traditions of the United States Coast Guard

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Coast Guard Standard The origins of the Coast Guard standard are very obscure. It may have evolved from an early jack. At least one contemporary painting supports this theory. In this 1840 painting pictured above, the Revenue cutter Alexander Hamilton flies a flag very similar to today’s Coast Guard standard as a jack. This […]

Fall Boating Safety Guidelines

Friday, September 16, 2016

Next week marks the beginning of fall. Remember to review fall boating safety guidelines.  As we head into the fall boating season, closer attention to cold weather boating safety guidelines is a must. With the cooler weather comes colder waters! When the weather changes so should the type of lifejackets boaters use such as a flotation coat […]

Internship at the United States Coast Guard Academy

Monday, September 12, 2016

Repost Article: By Wyatt Sebourn | Auxiliary University Program Unit – California Maritime As discussed in the previous interview with Mr. Marx, AUP students are eligible to apply for an internship with the USCG. Mr. Christopher Us is another AUP student who worked hard and contributed to the program. In the case of Mr. Us, […]

Never Forget September 11, 2001

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Operation Noble Eagle Documentation Project – Attack on America September 11, 2001 and the U.S. Coast Guard. View the United States Coast Guard historic image gallery on this 14th anniversary, and never forget… Click Here to view.

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