Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Allen W. Thiele

Monday, October 16, 2017

Originally posted by loustewart, Friday, October 13, 2017 Allen W. Thiele was the fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, serving from 1986-1990. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written By Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart Coast Guard chief petty officers are known to make a significant difference in the Coast Guard. But some […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Capt. Patricia McFetridge

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Originally posted by PACS Kyle Niemi, Friday, October 6, 2017 Capt. Patricia McFetridge enters The Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFCS) Convention Gala in Dallas, Sept. 27, 2017, prior to being honored as the only known U.S. Coast Guard woman to be awarded a DFC. McFetridge is a DFCS member and was honored along with five […]

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 […]

The “Duck” memorial: Remembering WWII heroes

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 An expedition team of U.S. Coast Guard service members and North South Polar, Inc. scientists and explorers transport an ice melting machine over a crevasse near Koge Bay, Greenland, Aug. 29, 2012. The team used the machine to melt through the ice to locate the possible crash […]

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 […]

Honoring the 75th anniversary of Douglas Munro’s actions at Guadalcanal

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle A 110-year-old Solomon Scout veteran prepares to lay a wreath during the Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers Memorial at Honiara, Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, Aug. 7, 2017. Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers provided invaluable support and aid to the […]

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. […]

Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro, the only CG awarded the Medal of Honor

Friday, September 29, 2017

 Article written by Douglas J. Manifold, AUXPA1 Douglas Albert Munro – Guadalcanal  Saving Lives Seventy-five years ago, September 27, 1942, Coast Guard Signalman Douglas Munro died at Guadalcanal. Munro enlisted in the Coast Guard because, “The Coast Guard is focused on saving lives, not taking them.”   Following basic training, Doug was assigned to the CG-manned […]

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 […]

Allies in the Arctic

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, September 18, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn, Lt. Lisa Hatland and Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Armstrong The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple follows the crew of Canadian coast guard icebreaker Terry Fox through the icy waters of Franklin Strait, in Nunavut, Canada, Aug. […]

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