The “Duck” memorial: Remembering WWII heroes

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Originally posted by cmsaylor, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 An expedition team of U.S. Coast Guard service members and North South Polar, Inc. scientists and explorers transport an ice melting machine over a crevasse near Koge Bay, Greenland, Aug. 29, 2012. The team used the machine to melt through the ice to locate the possible crash […]

The Long Blue Line: Evolution of the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue mission

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 28, 2017 Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Petty Officer 1st Class Bernard Webber’s motor lifeboat, CG-36500, returns to Chatham, Mass., after rescuing 32 crewmen from a sinking tanker, Feb. 18, 1952. This rescue was dramatized in the feature film “The Finest Hours” […]

National Scout Jamboree 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Written by Ben Strong U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, director of operations Southern Command, describes Coast Guard small boat operations to Venture Scouts at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, W.V., July 22, 2017. More than 75 Coast Guard […]

Honoring the 75th anniversary of Douglas Munro’s actions at Guadalcanal

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle A 110-year-old Solomon Scout veteran prepares to lay a wreath during the Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers Memorial at Honiara, Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, Aug. 7, 2017. Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers provided invaluable support and aid to the […]

Auxiliarist Deployment for Harvey Relief Efforts from Flotilla 75 Austin, TX

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Written by Nicholas Teague and Robert Yslas Within a period of three months, three different hurricanes hit the United States and its territories. It was and continues to be an unprecedented episode in American history as our country continues to recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, and now in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

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

Friday, September 29, 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 […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Kodiak Chief Petty Officers Association

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fly fishing has a way of healing a person, especially when that person is an active duty or military veteran who has been negatively affected in some way while serving his country. For eight years, the Chief Petty Officers Association of Kodiak, Alaska, has provided a way for veterans to come to Kodiak Island and […]

The Long Blue Line: the Coast Guard’s environmental protection mission

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 21, 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 […]

Coast Guard Academy, home for 85 years

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets in formation. U.S. Coast Guard photo. In his 1925 annual report, Coast Guard Commandant Rear Adm. Frederick Billardaddressed the need for improvement of the Coast Guard Academy’s facilities at Fort Trumbull in New London, […]

“Bulldog of the Bering” Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley

Monday, September 25, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Written by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert Seaman Heaven Jimenez tightens the anchor chain aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley during a training exercise near Kaktovik, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2017. Coast Guard non-rated personnel must learn the basic fundamentals of shipboard operations before advancing […]

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