2018 is the 228th birthday of the Coast Guard

Saturday, August 4, 2018

  The history of the United States Coast Guard goes back to the United States Revenue Cutter Service, which was founded on 4 August 1790 by Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury, as part of the Department of the Treasury. The Revenue Cutter Service and the United States Life-Saving Service were merged to become […]

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 […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK2 Elizabeth Haworth

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, July 20, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth, auxiliary division member aboard Cutter Northland in Portsmouth, Va., poses for a photo in front of the cutter on Base Portsmouth, May 24, 2018. Haworth received the Coast Guard’s MCPO […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coast Guard member becomes a U.S. citizen in St. Petersburg

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, July 16, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse Seaman Kenwyn Berkeley, crew member aboard Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, a 210-foot medium-endurance Reliance class cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., takes the Oath of Allegiance Friday, June 29, 2018, aboard the cutter to become a citizen […]

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 […]

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