Live Heart Healthy

Friday, February 28, 2020

 By mamanning1in Benefits, Readiness onFebruary 21, 2020No comments By: Tim Merrell Health Promotion Program Manager How do you live healthy for your heart?  Although this is an open-ended question, many would say heart health starts with healthy living.  No matter what your current health level, there are three things that a person can start doing right now that will improve their […]

The Long Blue Line: Oliver Henry—warrior, leader, minority trailblazer and FRC namesake

Thursday, February 20, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onFebruary 14, 2020No comments William Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area . . . through his relentless pursuit to serve the Coast Guard as a skilled petty officer aboard CGC Northland during World War II, [Oliver Henry] successfully moved from the wardroom as a steward to the engine room as a motor machinist mate.               -Master Chief […]

The Long Blue Line: 75th anniversary of Serpens—Coast Guard’s worst loss of life

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onJanuary 30, 2020No comments William Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area I felt and saw two flashes after which only the bow of the ship was visible. The rest had disintegrated and the bow sank soon afterwards.-Lt. Cmdr. Perry Stinson (USCG), Commanding Officer, USS Serpens The quote above refers to the Coast Guard-manned USS Serpens (AK-97). […]

The Long Blue Line: RM3 Floyd Wilvers—Coast Guard destroyer escort veteran

Monday, January 27, 2020

 By mamanning1in Operations onJanuary 12, 2020No comments by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeffrey D. McConnell For most 17-year-olds, the years of graduating high school, attending college or trade school, and beginning the first steps into adulthood are a time of unbridled optimism and possibility. For Wilmington, North Carolina native Floyd Wilvers, now 92, turning age 17 meant a […]

Tracklines: The course of the U.S. Coast Guard in maritime warfare – A Junior Officer’s Perspective

Saturday, January 25, 2020

 By Jasmine Mieszalain Bravo Zulus, Operations onJanuary 2, 2020No comments by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir “Conn, Nav Eval, recommend you come to course 120°.” “Roger. Nav Eval, helm come to course 120°.” “Aye. Coming to course 120°.” With that, 418-feet of white steel swing direction and adjust course through the Western Pacific as the crew of the USCGC […]

Microsoft Office365 Implementation: Outlook email

Friday, January 24, 2020

 By mamanning1in Operations, Security onDecember 31, 2019No comments Why is the Coast Guard moving to Office 365 (O365)?O365 will modernize the Coast Guard’s IT infrastructure to improve the speed, reliability, accessibility and security through cloud technology. O365 will also pave the way for future technological enhancements for the Coast Guard, such as mobility initiatives and artificial intelligence, (AI) which […]

Coast Guard participates with university for leadership summit

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 By Jasmine Mieszalain Benefits, Leadership, Readiness onDecember 12, 2019No comments by Ens.Collin Reichelt The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) is a scholarship program designed for college juniors and seniors attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HISs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence. Coast Guard service members Capt. Kevin […]

The Long Blue Line: Early African American service—first to serve and first to sacrifice

Saturday, January 18, 2020

 By mamanning1in History onDecember 6, 2019No comments William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area African Americans comprise the longest serving minority in the United States Coast Guard. They were the first to serve and, in many ways, were the first to sacrifice, pioneering the way ahead for all minorities in the Coast Guard, U.S. military, and the nation. […]

Coast Guard co-hosts emergency management training

Friday, January 3, 2020

 By mamanning1in Environment, Readiness onDecember 3, 2019No comments by Lt. Cmdr. Kristina Butler Members from the Coast Guard Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Response, Coast Guard 5thDistrict and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management recently collaborated to bring an exciting emergency management training opportunity to the field: a CG-VDEM pilot of the National Emergency Management Basic Academy.   The […]

Coast Guard recycles concrete buoy sinkers on artificial reef

Thursday, December 19, 2019

 By mamanning1in Environment onNovember 29, 2019No comments Written by Walter T. Ham IV The U.S. Coast Guard recycled more than 140,000 pounds of concrete buoy sinkers on an artificial reef near Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Coast Guard Cutter Oak and Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole used the discontinued concrete sinkers to support the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries’ artificial […]

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