Legacy’s Shadow: Rising Hearts from a Sunken Ship

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally Editor’s Note: Click on images to download high-resolution version.  The dark, cloudy, moonless night held an ominous vibe as multiple vessels in a convoy steamed toward Wales through the choppy, rolling waves in the Bristol Channel on Sept. 26, 1918.  The crew of one vessel in particular settled in […]

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 […]

A big band coastie and his Italian prisoners go to town in WWII

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Bleyer Tony Agresta, second from right, plays the trumpet with a band. Photo courtesy of the Agresta family. During World War II, the United States armed forces had a large presence in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Coast Guard […]

The Long Blue Line: Buoy Tender White Alder—lost 50 years ago, but not forgotten

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Friday, December 7, 2018 Writen by William Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Black and white photo of Buoy Tender White Alder during her time stationed at New Orleans, Louisiana. (U.S. Coast Guard) Coast Guard buoy tender White Alder was the former U.S. Navy lighter YF-417, one of eight YF-257-class […]

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 […]

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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