Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro, the only CG awarded the Medal of Honor

Sunday, August 20, 2017

 Article written by Douglas J. Manifold, AUXPA1 Douglas Albert Munro – Guadalcanal  Saving Lives Seventy-five years ago, September 27, 1942, Coast Guard Signalman Douglas Munro died at Guadalcanal. Munro enlisted in the Coast Guard because, “The Coast Guard is focused on saving lives, not taking them.”   Following basic training, Doug was assigned to the CG-manned […]

How can you help tell the Coast Guard stories for the National Coast Guard Museum?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Have you ever walked on a grass airfield and watched the planes take off and land on grass?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Article and Photos by Tom Ceniglio, AUXPA1, USCG Auxiliary I did last Sunday. You might add this visit to your bucket list especially if you live in the Northeast or are an aviation history buff. My family was invited to attend a breakfast to support the Bayport Aerodome Society in Bayport, NY. It was a warm […]

The USCG Combat History and US Coast Guard Auxiliary Overview

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Article and Photos by Tom Ceniglio, AUXPA1, USCG Academy Admissions Partner. I conducted a Coast Guard In Combat History class to approximately 150 swabs (newly attending cadets) in Leamy Hall on Thursday, August 3rd from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The swabs had been working together just 4 weeks at the US Coast Guard Academy. The […]

Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Spotlight: 3-D Printing

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate Ensign Abigail Isaacs uses a 3-D printer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy. U.S. Coast Guard photo. For the average person, tracking down a spare part is merely an annoyance. But for the crew […]

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 […]

The Long Blue Line: Robert Goldman and the LST-66 kamikaze crash

Friday, August 4, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, July 27, 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 Atlantic Area Historian Recruit photograph […]

What’s In A Year? A Look Back At The 77th Year Of The Coast Guard Auxiliary

Sunday, July 30, 2017

2016 rang in the 77th year of volunteer service for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We’ve provided countless hours of support and education to our boating public, but with nine districts and over 20,000 members… How much can a volunteer force multiplier accomplish in 365 days? In 2016, we accomplished the following: 88,378 Vessel Safety Checks […]

Surprise call results in award, advancement

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Written by Brianne Alvis Petty Officer 1st Class Roderick Ansley is advanced to chief petty officer after receiving the Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award at a ceremony in Milwaukee, June 23, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Petty Officer First Class Roderick Ansley had no […]

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