The USCG Combat History and US Coast Guard Auxiliary Overview

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Article and Photos by Tom Ceniglio, AUXPA1, USCG Academy Admissions Partner. I conducted a Coast Guard In Combat History class to approximately 150 swabs (newly attending cadets) in Leamy Hall on Thursday, August 3rd from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The swabs had been working together just 4 weeks at the US Coast Guard Academy. The […]

Avoiding Preventable Boating Issues

Thursday, August 10, 2017

By Robert Yslas, Jr., MS, AUXPA1 At the most unpredictable moment, your leisure and fun-filled day in the water can turn into a life-threatening situation.  According to U.S. Coast Guard boating statistics, hundreds of lives are lost and thousands injured due to accidents that are 70% avoidable. Additionally, millions of dollars of property damage are […]

Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Spotlight: 3-D Printing

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate Ensign Abigail Isaacs uses a 3-D printer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy. U.S. Coast Guard photo. For the average person, tracking down a spare part is merely an annoyance. But for the crew […]

The Long Blue Line: the Nation’s first fleet, today’s Offshore Patrol Cutters

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, August 3, 2017 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 Historian […]

The Long Blue Line: Robert Goldman and the LST-66 kamikaze crash

Friday, August 4, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, July 27, 2017 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 Atlantic Area Historian Recruit photograph […]

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor, Mass.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Groll An oil sample is tested at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Conn., May 19, 2017. Any oil sheens or spills should be reported to the Coast Guard National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802. U.S. […]

Drifting in the dark

Monday, July 31, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, July 24, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Sparks (left to right), Fireman Samuel Ragsdale, Fireman Jordan Markland, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler McGregor, Petty Officer 2nd Class Zane Hutson and Seaman Crewe Goralski reunite at Station Fort Macon, N.C., […]

Surprise call results in award, advancement

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Written by Brianne Alvis Petty Officer 1st Class Roderick Ansley is advanced to chief petty officer after receiving the Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award at a ceremony in Milwaukee, June 23, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Petty Officer First Class Roderick Ansley had no […]

The search for 4,000 enlisted personnel for the USCG

Friday, July 28, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney Coast Guard recruiting staff pose for a picture at the Los Angeles recruiting office, June 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. “In order to recruit 4,000 enlisted personnel, the recruiting offices have to interview 40,000 applicants,” said […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Karen Loew, Coast Guard artist

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, July 21, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson Karen Loew, a Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) artist and Salmagundi Club COGAP committee chair, poses next to her painting, “Migrants at Sea” at the Inaugural Exhibition Acceptance Ceremony for COGAP Collection 2017, at the club […]

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