The Long Blue Line: The attack on Pearl Harbor—“a date that will live in infamy”

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, December 7, 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 […]

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard ice operations

Monday, November 13, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, November 2, 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 Area Historian […]

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 […]

Historic exercise tests search and rescue capabilities in the Arctic

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Originally posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 From left to right, multipurpose offshore patrol vessel ICGV Thor (Iceland), frigate HDMS Vaedderen (Denmark, medium river icebreaker CCGS Pierre Radisson (Canada), medium endurance U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, and offshore patrol vessel NOCGV Andenes (Norway) sail in formation during exercise “Arctic Guardian 2017.” U.S. Coast […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary answers the call

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Monday, October 23, 2017 U.S. Coast Guard auxiliarist Rusty Pumphrey tracks storm activity from the Houston-based Hurricane Harvey incident command post, Sept. 17, 2017. Pumphrey served as a deputy liaison officer in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-led oil and hazardous material recovery effort and served alongside federal, state, local, and tribal partners. U.S. Coast […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Petty Officer 1st Class Angel Leott, Debra Owens

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Originally posted by loustewart, Friday, October 20, 2017 Petty Officer 1st Class Angel Leott, assistant engineering officer at Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Boston, poses with Debra Owens, 8th Coast Guard District spectrum manager at Coast Guard Station New Orleans, during the 22nd Women of Color Science Technology Awards Conference in Detroit, Michigan, Oct. 7, 2017. […]

The Long Blue Line: Four missions that made Coast Guard Cutter Seneca famous

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Thursday, October 19, 2017 Coast Guard Cutter Seneca in its original black hull paint scheme from its Revenue Cutter Service years. (Coast Guard Collection) William H. Thiesen, PhD Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) is part of the U.S. Coast Guard’s “Famous”- Class of medium-endurance cutters. Many […]

The Coast Guard Heritage Asset Collection of Art and Artifacts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Article written by Robert Carlson, AUXPA1           The U. S. Coast Guard’s rich heritage dates back to 1790, with the establishment of the Revenue Marine. As one of the first branches of the U.S. armed services, the Coast Guard has preserved a small but representative collection that includes art and artifacts from […]

Innovation Program seeks hurricane lessons learned from Coast Guard responders

Friday, October 13, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Coast Guard members evacuate Hurricane Harvey survivors in Houston, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee)   By Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate “Everyone. Needs. A. Phone. Everyone.” “We found an asset tracking/reporting system called […]

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