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 […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary answers the call

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Monday, October 23, 2017 U.S. Coast Guard auxiliarist Rusty Pumphrey tracks storm activity from the Houston-based Hurricane Harvey incident command post, Sept. 17, 2017. Pumphrey served as a deputy liaison officer in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-led oil and hazardous material recovery effort and served alongside federal, state, local, and tribal partners. 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 […]

Innovation Program seeks hurricane lessons learned from Coast Guard responders

Friday, October 13, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Coast Guard members evacuate Hurricane Harvey survivors in Houston, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee)   By Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate “Everyone. Needs. A. Phone. Everyone.” “We found an asset tracking/reporting system called […]

The Long Blue Line: Evolution of the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue mission

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 28, 2017 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Petty Officer 1st Class Bernard Webber’s motor lifeboat, CG-36500, returns to Chatham, Mass., after rescuing 32 crewmen from a sinking tanker, Feb. 18, 1952. This rescue was dramatized in the feature film “The Finest Hours” […]

National Scout Jamboree 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Written by Ben Strong U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, director of operations Southern Command, describes Coast Guard small boat operations to Venture Scouts at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, W.V., July 22, 2017. More than 75 Coast Guard […]

Honoring the 75th anniversary of Douglas Munro’s actions at Guadalcanal

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle A 110-year-old Solomon Scout veteran prepares to lay a wreath during the Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers Memorial at Honiara, Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, Aug. 7, 2017. Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers provided invaluable support and aid to the […]

Auxiliarist Deployment for Harvey Relief Efforts from Flotilla 75 Austin, TX

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Written by Nicholas Teague and Robert Yslas Within a period of three months, three different hurricanes hit the United States and its territories. It was and continues to be an unprecedented episode in American history as our country continues to recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, and now in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

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