Aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster

Friday, October 5, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Written by Beth Crumley Coast Guard Historian   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ship Nancy Foster is shown underway. U.S. Coast Guard photo.   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency Ship Nancy Foster was originally commissioned as a Navy Torpedo Test Craft in 1990 before […]

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 USCGHurricaneFlorence@gmail.com South Carolina: (305) 318-1864 D7CGFlorence@gmail.com 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 […]

Hurricane threat is a reminder to be prepared for health care needs

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Thursday, September 13, 2018 Hurricane Florence is heading towards the United States East Coast, with projected landfall on Thursday, September 13, 2018, between northern South Carolina and North Carolina’s Outer Banks as a strong category 2 hurricane with 105 mph sustained winds, extreme rainfall and major inland flooding. Although shifts in the track of Hurricane […]

The Long Blue Line: MSSTs and MSRTs—forged in the crucible of 9/11

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, June 28, 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, Ph.D. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian […]

2018 Promotional Video for the Coast Guard Auxiliary

Sunday, August 26, 2018

This video could not have been completed without the support and help from Commodore Larry King, Commodore Dave McCandless, the Coast Guard active duty and Auxiliarists of Coast Guard District Eight (Coastal Region), and the families of all Auxiliarists that participated. The Public Affairs Directorate truly provided a herculean effort into filming, editing, and producing […]

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