The Long Blue Line: the Nation’s first fleet, today’s Offshore Patrol Cutters

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, August 3, 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 Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian […]

President Trump’s birthday message to the Coast Guard

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, August 4, 2017 President Donald Trump renders honors during the 136th Coast Guard Academy commencement exercise in New London, Conn., May 17, 2017. The ceremony was the president’s first service academy graduation as commander in chief. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. The Coast […]

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor, Mass.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Groll An oil sample is tested at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Conn., May 19, 2017. Any oil sheens or spills should be reported to the Coast Guard National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802. U.S. […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. j.g. Joann Elizalde

Friday, July 21, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, July 14, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Dragin Cmdr. Ryan Manning, commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Chicago, presented the Coast Guard Achievement Medal to Ens. Joann Elizalde. Elizalde recently reported to MSU Chicago from Sector Lake Michigan. Pictured left to right: Elizalde, Manning, and […]

The Secret Life of Walter Handy: the man who saved the Coast Guard Reserve

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Written by Chief Warrant Officer Anastasia Devlin Author’s Note: The opportunity for this story came to us from a family member who wrote to the RESERVIST, telling us their patriarch offhandedly mentioned how he’d joined the Coast Guard 75 years earlier. This man had quietly retired in […]

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Search and Rescue hoax calls

Monday, July 17, 2017

Originally Posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue swimmer, from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., rescues one of four people, June 10, 2017, after their 19-foot boat capsized six miles northwest of Anclote Key. A […]

Viven Crea – aviator, leader and trailblazer for USCG

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Long Blue Line: Vivien Crea—aviator, leader and trailblazer for women in the military http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2017/03/the-long-blue-line-vivien-crea/

On this day in USCG History

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

1808-Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin requested 12 new cutters at a cost of $120,000 to enforce “laws which prohibit exportation and restrain importations” to support the embargo ordered by President Thomas Jefferson.  President Jefferson had ordered an embargo against most European imports and exports to protest the harassment of U.S. sailors by warring European […]

Honor Our Veterans

Friday, November 11, 2016

Today we honor those who have worn the uniform in service to our country as we commemorate Veterans Day. Coast Guard units across the nation will hold events to honor living veterans as well as remember those who have crossed the bar. Whether it is visiting a local hospital or running a 5k to support wounded […]

Traditions of the United States Coast Guard

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Coast Guard Standard The origins of the Coast Guard standard are very obscure. It may have evolved from an early jack. At least one contemporary painting supports this theory. In this 1840 painting pictured above, the Revenue cutter Alexander Hamilton flies a flag very similar to today’s Coast Guard standard as a jack. This […]

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