From the Bridge Wing 11-16-13

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Today in Coast Guard History

1950 – The Serpen’s monument in Arlington National Cemetery was dedicated on 16 November 1950. The monument was placed on the gravesite of those who lost their lives on the night of 29 January 1945 when USS Serpens was destroyed off Lunga Beach, Guadalcanal. This was the largest single disaster suffered by the Coast Guard in World War II.

1992 – Coast Guard Cutter Storis became the cutter with the longest service in the Bering Sea, eclipsing the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear which had held that distinction since 1929. Bear was decommissioned in 1929 after serving in the Bering Sea for 44 years and two months.

Blogs

Introducing an improved CGFIXIT – Coast Guard All Hands

The Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology Service Center is excited to announce upgrades to CGFIXIT!

Recruit Journal Yankee 188 Week: 07 – Coast Guard Boot Camp Yankee 188 graduated yesterday. This is their final blog entry

Sundays always bring a small break from training with divine hours. During our time to unwind from training we have the opportunity to study, square away our racks, shine our boondockers, and attend services. All, no matter the week of training, appreciates divine hours. Today’s divine hours gave the company time to catch up on anything necessary, before our hectic week 07 begins. Although we are all living one chow to the next, it is difficult not to look ahead on the weeks remaining.

Shipmate of the Week – CWO Thomas Gelwicks Jr. – Coast Guard Compass

At the heart of The Citadel, an institution rich with military tradition and leadership since it’s founding in 1842, is its corps of cadets. Amid the sea of grey cadet uniforms on campus is one member who stands out with his Coast Guard blue – Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Gelwicks Jr.

Gelwicks is the first Coast Guard officer to be employed at The Citadel and is currently the Bravo Company tactical officer with the Office of the Commandant.

Elsewhere

New London Coast Guard station to lose positions – Beaumont Enterprise

The U.S. Coast Guard’s station in New London will have fewer people assigned there now that it is no longer responsible for protecting submarines traveling to and from the local Navy base.

Video

Coast Guard offloads $40 million worth of cocaine
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous offloads $40 million worth of cocaine at Port Everglades, Fla., Friday. The drugs are the results of two interdictions carried out as part of Operation Martillo. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

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