The Long Blue Line: Buoy Tender White Alder—lost 50 years ago, but not forgotten

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Friday, December 7, 2018 Writen by William Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Black and white photo of Buoy Tender White Alder during her time stationed at New Orleans, Louisiana. (U.S. Coast Guard) Coast Guard buoy tender White Alder was the former U.S. Navy lighter YF-417, one of eight YF-257-class […]

The Long Blue Line: Lighthouse tender and warship with the heart of a lion

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, August 30, 2018 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian   Illustration of the Potomac Flotilla attacking Confederate fortifications at Aquia Creek, south of Washington on the Potomac in 1861. Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command.   The term “tender” most often refers to a […]

The Panama buoy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Monday, August 27, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton The history of navigation dates back to the beginning of seamanship. Navigation is the art of directing vessels on the open sea and waterways by means of traditional practice, geometry, astronomy or special instruments. With all these modes […]

Coast Guard RDT&E Program celebrates 50 years

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Written by Loretta Haring The Coast Guard Office of Research and Development was established Nov. 1, 1968, to answer the service’s need to increase its efforts to discover new concepts and develop technological improvements necessary to meet present and future mission requirements, as the missions of the […]

Have a Safe Labor Day Holiday Week!

Friday, August 31, 2018

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 1st District PA Detachment New York Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment New York Office: (212) 514-4291 After Hours: (917) 703-0983 PA Detachment New York online newsroom Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating During Holiday Weekend Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high resolution version NEW YORK — The Coast Guard urges boaters […]

National Elections held at NACON 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

On Friday, August 24, 2018 elections were held at the Auxiliary National Convention in Orlando, Florida. National Commodore Richard Washburn is pleased to announce the results of the election for the 2018-2020 National Board.  Our National leaders for this coming term are: *************************** National Commodore (NACO) – COMO Larry L. King Commodore King served in […]

2018 Promotional Video for the Coast Guard Auxiliary

Sunday, August 26, 2018

This video could not have been completed without the support and help from Commodore Larry King, Commodore Dave McCandless, the Coast Guard active duty and Auxiliarists of Coast Guard District Eight (Coastal Region), and the families of all Auxiliarists that participated. The Public Affairs Directorate truly provided a herculean effort into filming, editing, and producing […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MST2 Zac Edwards

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, August 17, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” yelled a teenage boy as he struggled to keep his head above the water. As he looked toward the beach getting farther away, he saw a man swimming toward him. “I wasn’t […]

The Long Blue Line: Mirlo Rescue—the Coast Guard’s baptism of fire!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, August 16, 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 […]

Becoming a leader, not just a delegator

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, August 13, 2018 Written by Senior Chief Petty Officer Derek Johnson Petty Officer 1st Class Derek Johnson, a culinary specialist aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, conducts an inventory of the cutter’s dry food storage while underway in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 16, 2012. Culinary specialists (CS) serve both […]

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