Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Polar Scout Program Launches

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Written by Holly Wendelin A rocket carrying two 6U CubeSats, dubbed Yukon and Kodiak, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018, as part of the Polar Scout Project. The operation is a partnership between the Coast Guard Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Program […]


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 […]

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 […]

Flight crews prepare to resume search and rescue plus transportation operations

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  Hurricane Florence response from the USCG in Wilmington, NC transported stranded medical personnel. More updates to follow,     Photo by Trey Clifton U.S. Coast Guard District 5

U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Update

Sunday, September 16, 2018

News Release Sept. 15, 2018 U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Contact: Hurricane Response Media Operations Centers Hampton Roads/Elizabeth City: (757) 295-8435 North Carolina: (252) 515-0895 South Carolina: (305) 318-1864 Hurricane Florence online newsroom Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high resolution video version. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – […]

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

R 131333 SEP 18 FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-00H// TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N01650// ALCOAST 316/18 COMDTNOTE 1650 SUBJ: NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 1. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the national celebration of Hispanic heritage. The theme for National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, observed September 15th through October 15th, is “Hispanics: One Endless Voice […]

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