From the Bridge Wing 11-19-13

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Today in Coast Guard History

1943 – Coast Guard Air Station Brooklyn,at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York, was designated as a helicopter training base. The Coast Guard ran the training program during the war.

1984 – The Coast Guard accepted the new HH-65A Dolphin helicopter for service.

Blogs

Growing the Chiefs’ Mess with blended learning – Coast Guard All Hands

Online education has grown rapidly in the last 30 years. Now, instructors can post video lectures and audio clips, facilitate discussion boards and coach students online. Some colleges and universities even offer graduate and post-graduate degrees 100-percent online — in disciplines from education to engineering. But, what about “leadership?” Many people believe it’s impossible to teach leadership online, because “to teach people to lead people, you need people!”

The Leadership Development Center, co-located with the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., is dispelling that belief through their first-ever blended learning course, the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course. Designed for E8 and E9 personnel,

Elsewhere

Erie’s US Coast Guard Members Going the Extra Mile – Erie TV News

Erie’s US Coast Guard is willing to go some extra miles to help those in need. It’s part of the first annual Presque Isle 1,000, a food drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Every Saturday and Sunday through the end of the year, you can stop by the Coast Guard station on the Peninsula, and donate.

Coast Guard collects honor, eyes extra work along Pittsburgh’s rivers – Trib Live

Mike Flynn was feeling a little extra pressure this fall.

The Coast Guard reservist was leading the group’s color guard, in addition to his usual once-a-month stints of patrolling the rivers.

That meant helping to get the force ready for its first appearance in leading Pittsburgh’s Veterans Day parade. And it paid off, with his group on Sunday winning the parade’s first prize for best veterans’ color guard.

Coast Guard says quarantine station remains lie outside river channel, its authority -State Port Pilot

The U.S. Coast Guard informed Congressman Mike McIntyre last week that it does not have the authority to remove, mark or light the concrete platform remains of the Cape Fear Quarantine Station.

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