UPDATE: CONTINUING AUXILIARY OPERATIONS DURING THE LAPSE IN APPROPRIATIONS

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Vice Admiral D.B. Abel, Deputy Commandant for Operations, has issued an ALCOAST relating to Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary operations during the current lapse in appropriations. Coast Guard Auxiliary activities are addressed as follows: “Auxiliary operational activities may only be performed if it is specifically ordered by a Coast Guard order issuing authority in direct […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Cmdr. Bill McKinstry

Friday, January 4, 2019

Originally posted by Jasmine Mieszala. Written by Buddy Dye Coast Guard Incident Management Assist Team Cmdr. Bill McKinstry, executive officer of the Coast Guard incident management assist team (CG IMAT), received the Foundation for Coast Guard History’s individual achievement award during a ceremony at the CG IMAT in Norfolk, Virgina, Dec. 10, 2018. The Foundation’s […]

The Long Blue Line: Vigilant – distinguished name, OPC namesake

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs of the Coast Guard Compass, 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 Area […]

Celebrating Military Family Month: It’s an Alaskan and family thing

Friday, November 23, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Lawrence and her spouse, Justin, also a Coast Guard member, stand with their children on Base Kodiak, Alaska, Nov. 3, 2018. Casey and her family enjoy all that Kodiak has to […]

The Long Blue Line: Waesche – the Coast Guard’s wartime leader, second founding father

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, November 22, 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 Thiesen, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian A […]

Coast Guard, North Carolina Aquarium release turtles offshore Cape Henry, Va.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic Contact: 5th District Public Affairs Office: (757) 398-6272 After Hours: (757) 434-7712 5th District online newsroom PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard released 14 sea turtles 70 miles southeast of Cape Henry, Virginia, Sunday. Crewmembers aboard Cutter Heron worked with members of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island in Manteo, […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Air Station Kodiak crew – Capt. Frank Erickson Award winners

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, November 9, 2018 Written by Lt. Daniel Beshoar The Capt. Frank Erickson Award annually recognizes a rotary-wing aircrew that has demonstrated exceptional performance while engaged in search and rescue operations. This year the Capt. Frank Erickson Award was presented to Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Schrader, Lt. Cmdr. Adam Mullins, Petty Officer 2nd […]

Avoiding tragedy 100 years after Princess Sophia sinking

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Written by Lt. Nicholas Capuzzi Canadian Steamer Princess Sophia. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. On the morning of Oct. 26, 1918, the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Cedar approached Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal in order to determine the status of the Canadian passenger steamer Princess Sophia, which had […]

VETERAN’S DAY – PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR I

Friday, November 9, 2018

Originally written ALCOAST 385/18 COMDTNOTE 1710 A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 250937 SEP 18/ALCOAST 327/18 – 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOSS OF USS TAMPA B. SECNAV WASHINGTON DC 021840Z OCT 18, ALNAV 072/18 100TH – ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR I PLANNING ORDER 1. All Unit Commanders, Commanding Officers (CO) and Officers in […]

Coast Guardsman performs at World Series

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Story by Anastasia Devlin, Reservist magazine Photos courtesy of Bryan Davis If you watched Game 5 of the World Series, as tens of millions of people did, you’d have spotted a familiar blue uniform at the start of the game. Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Dalager, a Coast Guard […]

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