SAR in Action: Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue Workshop

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, July 17, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur When a mariner is found at sea it is no accident. In fact it is often the result of hours of deliberate search and rescue planning and continually nurtured partnerships across jurisdictions and borders. Search and rescue […]

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, part 2

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, July 13, 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, Ph.D. Atlantic Area Historian EDITOR’S […]

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 […]

101 yr old Coast Guard WWII Vet Celebrated

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Originally Posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi Marshall Perrow. Photo courtesy of Department of Architectural Licensing.                           If any artist could stir intense feelings with his creations, it would have been Marshall […]

Coast Guard family track roots of maritime security.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wayne Ormsbee, a Coast Guard civilian employee, and his daughter Petty Officer 2nd Class Keisha Kerr, reenact World War II Coast Guard mounted patrols at Fourth Cliff Recreation Area in Humarock, Massachusetts, Monday, June 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) By Auxiliarist Reid Oslin Photos by Petty Officer 3rd […]

On May 6, 1994, the last USCG Pelican Helicopter was retired from service.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard‏Verified account @USCG May 6 More The last #USCG Pelican helicopter was retired from service, ending Coast Guard’s amphibious era #OTD in 1994:   

On May 5, 1973 the last US Coast Guard in Vietnam…

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard‏ Verified account @USCG May 5 The last #USCG personnel assigned to Vietnam departed to go back home to the U.S. #OTD in 1973 →  #FlashbackFriday  

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 […]

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