Have you ever walked on a grass airfield and watched the planes take off and land on grass?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Article and Photos by Tom Ceniglio, AUXPA1, USCG Auxiliary I did last Sunday. You might add this visit to your bucket list especially if you live in the Northeast or are an aviation history buff. My family was invited to attend a breakfast to support the Bayport Aerodome Society in Bayport, NY. It was a warm […]

The USCG Combat History and US Coast Guard Auxiliary Overview

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Article and Photos by Tom Ceniglio, AUXPA1, USCG Academy Admissions Partner. I conducted a Coast Guard In Combat History class to approximately 150 swabs (newly attending cadets) in Leamy Hall on Thursday, August 3rd from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The swabs had been working together just 4 weeks at the US Coast Guard Academy. The […]

Avoiding Preventable Boating Issues

Thursday, August 10, 2017

By Robert Yslas, Jr., MS, AUXPA1 At the most unpredictable moment, your leisure and fun-filled day in the water can turn into a life-threatening situation.  According to U.S. Coast Guard boating statistics, hundreds of lives are lost and thousands injured due to accidents that are 70% avoidable. Additionally, millions of dollars of property damage are […]

Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Spotlight: 3-D Printing

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Written by Loretta Haring Office of Strategic Planning and Communication, Acquisition Directorate Ensign Abigail Isaacs uses a 3-D printer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy. U.S. Coast Guard photo. For the average person, tracking down a spare part is merely an annoyance. But for the crew […]

The Long Blue Line: the Nation’s first fleet, today’s Offshore Patrol Cutters

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, August 3, 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 […]

President Trump’s birthday message to the Coast Guard

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, August 4, 2017 President Donald Trump renders honors during the 136th Coast Guard Academy commencement exercise in New London, Conn., May 17, 2017. The ceremony was the president’s first service academy graduation as commander in chief. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. The Coast […]

The Long Blue Line: Robert Goldman and the LST-66 kamikaze crash

Friday, August 4, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, July 27, 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 Atlantic Area Historian Recruit photograph […]

Successful Boating Begins When You Leave Home & Ends When You Safely Return

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NOT ALL BOATING ACCIDENTS HAPPEN ON THE WATER, some boating accidents occur while traveling to and from the water and quite frequently on the launch ramp. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary says “a successful boating outing begins when you leave home and ends when you safely return home.” Since the majority of recreational boats in […]

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor, Mass.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Groll An oil sample is tested at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Conn., May 19, 2017. Any oil sheens or spills should be reported to the Coast Guard National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802. U.S. […]

Service above self: Lt. James “Jimmy” Eugene Crotty

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Original posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, July 21, 2017 Written by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir Lt. James Crotty as lieutenant junior grade aboard a Coast Guard cutter. Crotty, a 1934 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, served throughout the U.S. including Alaska prior to service in the South Pacific. Photo courtesy of […]

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