From the Commandant: Happy Holidays as we close this remarkable year

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Originally posted by CWO3 Chad Saylor, Thursday, December 21, 2017 To the men and women of our Coast Guard, Fran and I wish each of you – all 88,000 active duty, Reserve, civilian, retired and Auxiliary – a joyous holiday and the very best of New Years. Together we have accomplished so much, and it […]

The Long Blue Line: Bloody Callaway—the Coast Guard’s Silver Star Ship

Friday, December 22, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, December 14, 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, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic […]

A Legacy Not Forgotten

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, December 4, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney Coast Guard Lt. j.g. John Epperly, the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut commanding officer, gives the command to release a wreath into the water during a memorial ceremony of Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne aboard the Coast Guard […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Seaman Brandon Gannon

Monday, December 4, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, December 1, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Seaman Brandon Gannon manages the cutter boat lowering detail as the only qualified boat deck captain aboard Coast Guard Cutter Active, Oct. 7, 2017. Gannon is the lead seaman aboard and manages about 10 people. U.S. Coast […]

Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, November 16, 2017 Prepared by Chief Petty Officer Ben Murray Culinary Specialist “A” School instructor Training Center Petaluma   Ingredients: 1 turkey 10-12 lbs 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/4 cup pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 2 feet kitchen twine Step 1 Remove the giblets from the cavity of the […]

Cornerstones Discussion Part 1

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Article written by Jason Kardos Welcome to Cornerstones, a journey into understanding the roots and purpose of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Our proud history and existence is rooted in our four Cornerstones and more importantly, our future depends on us maintaining the integrity of the four cornerstones with fortitude. What are the four cornerstones of the […]

Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Slaw

Friday, November 17, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Prepared by Chief Petty Officer David Hoover Culinary Specialist “A” School Training Center Petaluma Serves 8 Ingredients For the dressing: 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 up apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoon maple syrup 4 teaspoon dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 medium red onion, chopped […]

Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Maple Bacon Baked Brie

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, November 3, 2017 Prepared by Chief Petty Officer Cleveland Knowles Culinary Specialist “A” School instructor Training Center Petaluma Ingredients 8 slices bacon, chopped 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 sheet puff pastry dough, defrosted 1 wheel of brie 1 egg (egg wash) 1/4 cup water (egg wash) 2 tablespoon pecans […]

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 […]

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