Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

By U.S. Coast Guardin History, Safety, SafetyonJune 3, 2019No comments Written by Walter T. Ham IV The Thomas Point Shoal Light is the last screw-pile lighthouse on its original foundation in the United States and the last lighthouse that Coast Guardsmen served in on the Chesapeake Bay. Until 1986, U.S. Coast Guardsmen served on the offshore light that is […]

We Remember on Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2019

On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and commemorate their courage, commitment and service to our country.

USCGA Commencement 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard Academy Class of 2019 By U.S. Coast GuardonMay 24, 2019 The U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduated and commissioned 240 new ensigns in the 2019 Commencement exercises. The class resonates with the Coast Guard Core Values with sources of pride and areas of shortcomings. Learn more about the Class of […]

National Safe Boating Week

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A life jacket buys you time to catch your breath when you fall in the water. It buys you time to try to rescue yourself and get back on your boat or personal watercraft. Wear your life jacket and live to love them another day.

The Long Blue Line: A wartime rescue by Cutter Argo 75 years ago

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, March 28, 2019 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 Cutter […]

Legacy of Light: Oldest west coast light marks ‘The Rock’

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Written by Walter T. Ham IV The 22-acre Alcatraz Island is visited by approximately 1,750,000 tourists a year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena. The Alcatraz Lighthouse not only guides mariners through the San Francisco Bay but also welcomes tourists to […]

The Journalist rating

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, March 25, 2019 Written by Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll In a service with limited resources to research its own history, many Coast Guard stories of the past remain untold or unknown. Additionally, the smaller communities outside of cutter and aviation forces get lost in the complex identity of a […]

The Long Blue Line: Hanna – the service’s forgotten Medal of Honor hero

Monday, April 15, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, March 21, 2019 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. ThiesenU.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian Photo […]

Promoting a healthy environment with the Women’s Leadership Council

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin Coast Guard Academy Women’s Leadership Council presidents and vice presidents: Cadet 2nd Class Elizabeth Miller, Cadet 1st Class Kyla Hughley, Cadet First Class Mikki Hepler, Cadet 2nd Class Emma Compagnoni.Hughley- “The success of every woman should be the […]

Tomorrow’s leaders designing tomorrow’s ships

Monday, April 1, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, March 18, 2019 Written by Lt. Kevin Robinson Coast Guard Academy cadets in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department test out their ship design in a water-testing tank at the Academy as part of their capstone project, Feb. 14, 2019.Their capstone project is to design a replacement Waterways […]

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