Unsung Coast Guard hero’s daring Empire State Building rescue

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Unfortunately, the article photos state a B-52 hit the building in 1945. The text correctly notes it was a B-25. Please accept our apologies for this regrettable typographical error. Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Bleyer Petty Officer 3rd Class Donald Molony assists two survivors from […]

Aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster

Friday, October 5, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Written by Beth Crumley Coast Guard Historian   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ship Nancy Foster is shown underway. U.S. Coast Guard photo.   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency Ship Nancy Foster was originally commissioned as a Navy Torpedo Test Craft in 1990 before […]

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 […]

MOA for the Sea Scouts and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

11 SEP 2018 FM:  CHDIRAUX TO:  ALAUX ALAUX 022/18 SUBJ:  COAST GUARD AUXILIARY AND SEA SCOUTS 1.  A highlight of the recent 2018 Auxiliary National Conference held in Orlando, FL was the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will help establish a new relationship between the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Sea Scouts.  It was signed by […]

The Long Blue Line: MSSTs and MSRTs—forged in the crucible of 9/11

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, June 28, 2018 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 Historian […]

National Elections held at NACON 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

On Friday, August 24, 2018 elections were held at the Auxiliary National Convention in Orlando, Florida. National Commodore Richard Washburn is pleased to announce the results of the election for the 2018-2020 National Board.  Our National leaders for this coming term are: *************************** National Commodore (NACO) – COMO Larry L. King Commodore King served in […]

2018 Promotional Video for the Coast Guard Auxiliary

Sunday, August 26, 2018

This video could not have been completed without the support and help from Commodore Larry King, Commodore Dave McCandless, the Coast Guard active duty and Auxiliarists of Coast Guard District Eight (Coastal Region), and the families of all Auxiliarists that participated. The Public Affairs Directorate truly provided a herculean effort into filming, editing, and producing […]

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