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 […]

Eight Bells – A sea-service celebration

Friday, October 20, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Monday, October 16, 2017 Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC 1121) and crew make way to their home port at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, in Ketchikan, Alaska, March 21, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Cmdr. Charlotte Mundy, Coast Guard Office of Cutter Forces On Oct. 18 1974, the office […]

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: Hispanic-American History of the U.S. Coast Guard

Monday, October 9, 2017

Originally posted by PACS Kyle Niemi, Thursday, October 5, 2017 (From left) Allan Dillenbeck, Coast Guard Cutter Point Cypress’ South Vietnamese Navy liaison, a U.S. Navy medic, and Fireman Heriberto “Eddie” Hernandez aboard their Whaler Sept. 20, 1968. Photo courtesy of Allan Dillenbeck. Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Hispanic-Americans have served […]

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 […]

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. […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Kodiak Chief Petty Officers Association

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fly fishing has a way of healing a person, especially when that person is an active duty or military veteran who has been negatively affected in some way while serving his country. For eight years, the Chief Petty Officers Association of Kodiak, Alaska, has provided a way for veterans to come to Kodiak Island and […]

The Long Blue Line: the Coast Guard’s environmental protection mission

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 21, 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 […]

“Bulldog of the Bering” Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley

Monday, September 25, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Written by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert Seaman Heaven Jimenez tightens the anchor chain aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley during a training exercise near Kaktovik, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2017. Coast Guard non-rated personnel must learn the basic fundamentals of shipboard operations before advancing […]

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