Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Brian Churchill

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala, Friday, December 14, 2018 Written by Anastasia DevlinReservist Magazine Last fall, the White House Fellows program accepted its second Coast Guard reservist in more than 50 years. Lt. Brian Churchill, a member of Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, moved across the country with his family to Washington, D.C., to begin the 2018-2019 WHF season. […]

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 […]

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Symposium investigates energy and maritime risk

Friday, January 18, 2019

Originally posted by Coast Guard Compass: Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate Maritime commerce accounts for $4.6 trillion in annual economic activity – so a disruption to the Marine Transportation System (MTS), natural or manmade, could have a devastating impact on America’s economy and national security, as well as the […]

UPDATE: CONTINUING AUXILIARY OPERATIONS DURING THE LAPSE IN APPROPRIATIONS

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Vice Admiral D.B. Abel, Deputy Commandant for Operations, has issued an ALCOAST relating to Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary operations during the current lapse in appropriations. Coast Guard Auxiliary activities are addressed as follows: “Auxiliary operational activities may only be performed if it is specifically ordered by a Coast Guard order issuing authority in direct […]

Updates to the workforce from the Vice Commandant

Friday, January 11, 2019

Originally Posted by Jasmine Mieszala for the Coast Guard All Hands To the men and women of the Coast Guard, As you are aware, much of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, remains unfunded, and it is not clear when this lapse in appropriations will end. In the coming days, our service will […]

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 […]

Celebrating Military Family Month: It’s an Alaskan and family thing

Friday, November 23, 2018

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Lawrence and her spouse, Justin, also a Coast Guard member, stand with their children on Base Kodiak, Alaska, Nov. 3, 2018. Casey and her family enjoy all that Kodiak has to […]

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