You have to go out: The tragic death of Boatswain’s Mate Chief Elias Welch, part 2

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Bleyer Fishing Vessel Dauntless is seen through the window of the Coast Guard Cutter Staten Island’s deployed helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo. In part one of this story, we learned the identities of those involved. Around 9 a.m., the Staten Island […]

You have to go out: The tragic death of Boatswain’s Mate Chief Elias Welch, part 1

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, March 11, 2019 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class William Bleyer U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Staten Island breaks through ice in the Bering Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Fifty years ago this March, Boatswain’s Mate Chief Elias Welch died off of Akutan Island, Alaska, when his cutter’s boat capsized during an […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Women of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Friday, March 8, 2019 Compiled by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin Every day, women in the military are breaking stereotypes and shattering glass ceilings. In the last few years we have seen the first women become flag officers, bronze star recipients, senior enlisted leaders, commanders of units, and the […]

The Long Blue Line: Coxswain James C. Osborn – flawed hero during World War I

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, March 7, 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 Cmdr. William A. McKinstry Painting of the SS Wellington […]

Making history in the sky

Monday, March 18, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, March 4, 2019 Written by Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelley Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell flies an Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 in support of Hurricane Maria response efforts in October 2018. Photo courtesy of Lt. Ronaqua Russell. Aviation history was made last week when Lt. Ronaqua Russell, a native […]

Coast Guard seeks public’s help in locating false distress caller in Lynwood, California

Thursday, March 7, 2019

News Release  U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment LA/LBContact: Coast Guard PA Detachment LA/LBOffice: (310) 521-4260After Hours: (310) 781-0619PA Detachment LA/LB online newsroom Editors’ Note: Click on image to download audio. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in finding a person who has made several suspected false distress alerts to […]

Public Affairs Contests for 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

General Guidelines:  All submissions to any contest category below should have been produced, written or photographed between 1 May 2018 to 31 May 2019.  Submissions for all categories shall be received no later than 15 June 2019.  No exceptions to this deadline will be permitted.  AWARDS:  Judging reports are due to DIR-A/Ad not later than 30 June 2019. […]

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers

Friday, March 1, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., conducts pre-flight checks before departing the air station, Jan. 8, 2019. The crew embarked on a training flight during which mission system operators practiced using […]

The Long Blue Line: Gun captain and African-American war hero Louis Etheridge

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, February 14, 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 . […]

Standing the watch over the Graveyard of the Atlantic

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Originally Posted by Diana Sherbs, Monday, February 11, 2019 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup (Left to right): Richard Etheridge, Rasmus Midgett and John Allen Midgett’s busts stand on the background of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Nicknamed the Graveyard of the Atlantic, these waters have been home to shipwrecks and to rescues […]

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