How did the US Coast Guard get so involved with Helicopters?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard Aviation History Sikorsky HNS-1 “Hoverfly” Historical Information: CDR William J. Kossler, who was the chief of the Aviation Engineering Division at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, witnessed Igor Sikorsky’s test flight of his XR-4 prototype on 20 April 1942. The XR-4 first flew on 14 January of that same year. Impressed with […]

I recently heard about Floyd Bennett Air Field, here’s what I learned.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Before LaGuardia and JFK, Floyd Bennett Field was New York City’s first airport, at a time when nearly all air traffic was based out of Newark. The old seaplane base on West 31st Street is now a heliport; North Beach is now called LaGuardia Airport.   Floyd Bennett Field’s Administration Building is now called the […]

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/

The Birth of the Coast Guard Racing Stripe.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It was October 19, 1956. The USCG Cutter Pontchartrain received a call from a distressed passenger aircraft en route from Hawaii to California. The Pan American Clipper had lost an engine and was about to lose another one. The aircraft could not make land. The Pontchartrain was on ocean station1 and had the time to […]

On this day, Jan 3rd, 2014

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On this day, Jan 3rd, 2014 – CGC Polar Star received a request from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on 3 January 2014 to assist the Russian-flagged Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese-flagged Xue Long, reportedly ice-bound in the Antarctic. The Russian and Chinese governments also requested assistance from the United States. After resupplying in Sydney, Polar […]

2016 Video of the Year: Off duty rescue at sea: Helping our honu

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2016 nominees for Coast Guard Video of the Year. We’ve selected the top 10 videos, the best of the best, as this year’s nominees. Now, we need your help in deciding the top Coast Guard video for 2016! Posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, December 26, 2016 http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/ The sixth […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Seventy-five years ago this week, Japan surprised the world with a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor DoD Video: The Coast Guard and the Japanese Attack – 7 December 1941 by Robert M. Browning, Jr. On the quiet Sunday morning of 7 December 1941, an initial attack force of 183 Japanese naval aircraft attacked ninety-four ships […]

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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