Lookouts of The Last Frontier

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Colclough The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) and crew patrol along the Maritime Boundary Line between the U.S. and Russia in the Bering Sea, Alaska, May 25, 2018. The crew kept a lookout for illegal encroachments of […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Aidalis Mills

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, July 13, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian McCrum The Coast Guard’s 2018 George R. Putnam Inspirational Leadership award sits on the desk of Aidalis Mills in Cleveland, Ohio, June 25, 2018. Mills was selected as the recipient of the award in recognition for her selfless service […]

The Long Blue Line: McCulloch — fighting cutter of Manila Bay

Monday, July 16, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, July 12, 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 Coast Guard Atlantic Area […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Cmdr. Zeita Merchant

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Friday, July 6, 2018 Written by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan R. Haraf Cmdr. Zeita Merchant, commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Chicago, was presented with the 2017 Capt. David H. Jarvis Inspirational Leadership Award by the Navy League in Portland, Oregon, on June 7. The award was presented to […]

When Navy Explosive Ordnance Division knows your name…

Monday, July 9, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 The Curator Series is designed to showcase the U.S. Coast Guard Heritage Asset Collection; why is there such a program, what do curators do, and what types of amazing things are in their collections? Written by Jen Gaudio Coast Guard Museum Curator Uranium glass was popular from the 1920s to […]

Coast Guard veteran dedicates 43 years to keeping mariners safe

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Written by Walter T. Ham IV Chief Petty Officer Trainor reenlists on “PA” Lighted Buoy in the Straits of Juan de Fuca, while stationed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Fir (WLM-212) in February 1986. Photo courtesy of Bob Trainor. One fateful evening in 1974 after dropping his […]

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Innovation Awards

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication Acquisition Directorate The Coast Guard honored 12 Coast Guard members for ideas that have had a significant impact on the service’s operations with Capt. Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards, presented May 31, 2018, during the Senior Leadership […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Waymando Brown

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, June 8, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff Photo courtesy of Lt. Waymando Brown. Lt. Waymando Brown is the 2018 Coast Guard Reserve recipient of the Capt. John G. Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award. Brown, the shore side division security officer for Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 in […]

U.S. Coast Guard in Belgium! Why?

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, June 4, 2018 Written by Cmdr. William George U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Akaninyene Inyang proudly bears the U.S. Army 333rd Field Artillery Battalion flag in the annual U.S. Memorial Wereth ceremony in Wereth, Belgium, April 28, 2018. The ceremony honors the 11 African-American soldiers killed by Nazi SS troops […]

Raising the bar in a single hoist

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth Coast Guard Academy mechanical engineering cadets test out their rescue basket design at a local simulator facility, April 18, 2018. They have been prototyping a new and improved rescue basket, which could revolutionize the way the Coast Guard […]

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