Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Fireman Dallin Matthews

Friday, August 17, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, August 10, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm U.S. Coast Guard Fireman Dallin Matthews, a member of the Coast Guard Fire Department stationed at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., poses for a photo in front of fire engine 31 at the Coast Guard Fire […]

The Long Blue Line: Tulagi’s coxswains – the service’s 1st Silver Star recipients

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, August 9, 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 H. Thiesen, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic […]

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry crew sets new horizons for cutter operations

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur and Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir The Revenue Cutter Lawrence, safely escorted in by Native Hawaiians in outrigger canoes, made history as the first Coast Guard crew to sail into Honolulu Harbor in 1849. This entry and escort […]

Surviving Hurricane Maria

Monday, August 13, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Written by Master Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki  A  U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew lands at a softball field at a Coast Guard housing facility in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Sept. 22, 2017. The housing facility was used for Coast Guard personnel to shelter in […]

The Long Blue Line: 327-foot Secretary Class Cutters “the ships that wouldn’t die”

Monday, August 6, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, August 2, 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 […]

Turning up the heat

Friday, August 3, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelli Lundy, one of five Coast Guard culinary specialists, competes in the final round of the American Culinary Federation Student Team Championships in New Orleans, July 18, 2018. This was the first time the […]

Service Under Sail

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Monday, July 30, 2018 Story and illustrations by Petty Officer Second Class Cory Mendenhall The distinct double-masted silhouette of a schooner materializes in the fog outside the Berkeley Marina. The wooden boat, paradoxically modest and majestic, sails into the San Francisco Bay with Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol banners hanging from […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Leendert van der Pool

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, July 27, 2018 George Gray Award winner Leendert van der Pool. Courtesy photo. Each year a collection of artwork is submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program where a panel of judges selects a recipient for the George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence – in other words, they choose a […]

The Long Blue Line: local enforcer to global responder—nearly 230 years of Coast Guard transformation!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, July 19, 2018 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian “You can kick this old service around, tear it to pieces, scream from the house-tops that it is worthless, ought to be abolished or transferred to the Navy, have the people in it fighting among themselves […]

Hoax calls affect us all

Friday, July 20, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson “This is the fishing vessel Sol e Mar. This is a mayday, we’re sinking, we need help now!” were some of the last words of 19-year-old Billy […]

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