Coast Guard Academy Task Force Report Located

Thanks to Tidewater Musings here the link to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Organizational and Climate Assessment Task Force Report. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The report is sprinkled with historical quotes with my favorite being: “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.”...

CGNewsTip: Panel Finds Troubled Mood at Coast Guard Academy

Additional information on the report at the New York Times NEW LONDON, Conn. — The United States Coast Guard Academy has lost its way, struggling with a climate of distrust and cynicism in which nearly a quarter of the cadets say they would not report a classmate who committed sexual assault, a task force reported on Friday. Created last year after the first student court-martial in the academy’s...

Today in Coast Guard History – March 31st

1932- United States signed Whaling Convention at Geneva with 21 other countries. 1995- Coast Guard Communication Area Master Station Atlantic sent a final message by Morse Code and then signed off, officially ending more than 100 years of telegraph communication.

CGNewsTip: Report: Coast Guard Academy Lost Its Way

Surprisingly, this is the first news I’ve seen about todays report. Full story at Yahoo! News NEW LONDON, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has lost its way and is struggling with a climate of distrust and cynicism in which nearly one in four cadets say they would not report classmates who commit sexual assault, a task force reported Friday. The task force, created last year after the...

CGNewsTip: Antique Coast Guard Cutter Damaged

Full story at The Columbian VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Ship renovators are looking for a dry dock to repair an 80-year-old Coast Guard cutter that received damage to its hull when it was untied from its moorings. The ship Alert had been docked at the Thunderbird Hotel on Hayden Island when someone untied the cutter and set it adrift. A 1944 troop landing vessel was also released. It’s unclear...

CGNewsTip: Coast Guard May Build Anti-Terrorist Shooting Range

BOURNE, Mass. –Camp Edwards on the Massachusetts Military Reservation is one of two sites being considered for new firing ranges needed to train Coast Guard anti-terrorist units, officials say. The “shoot houses,” which would be configured to look like the inside of a ship or building, would be used by elite Coast Guard teams to train for close-quarters small arms combat. Boston...

Coast Guard Responds to Vessel Taking on Water

MIAMI – Coast Guard Sector Miami responded to the motor vessel LADY K taking on water, which became unstable and dumped its cargo into the water at Baker’s Haulover Inlet early Friday morning. At about 7:05 a.m., the Coast Guard received a notice that the motor vessel LADY K was taking on water with approximately 1,000 gallons of fuel, two vehicles on deck and sixteen 55 gallon barrels...

Overdue Boaters Found Alive in British Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Two overdue boaters who went missing Wednesday in waters between Jost Van Dyke and Tortola, British Virgin Islands, were found alive today. Kevin McMillan and Roxanne Williams reportedly departed Jost Van Dyke at 9 p.m. Tuesday and transported Franklin Shinnery to Cane Garden Bay. After having dropped off Shinnery, they were expected to return Wednesday morning to Jost...

Brownsville, Texas, native receives Eighth Coast Guard District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year

Rear Adm. Joel R. Whitehead, Commander Eighth Coast Guard District, presents the Eighth Coast Guard District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year Award to Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Garcia, in a ceremony held here today. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas M. Blue. NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard reservist Jose Garcia, a Brownsville, Texas, native, received the Eighth Coast...