From the Bridge Wing 11-6-2013

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Today in Coast Guard History

1882 – At half past 4 in the afternoon the lookout at Station No. 8, Tenth District (Forty Mile Point, Hammond’s Bay Lake Huron) discovered a small boat north of the station about six miles distant, drifting out into the lake apparently unmanageable. Two of the life-saving crew put off in a sailboat. The boat was reached at about dusk, some miles out from the land, with a man and a boy in it. Both were wet and nearly perished with the cold. Their boat was half full of water. They were at once transferred to the rescuing boat and their frail craft was taken in tow to the station.

1984 – The Coast Guard accepted operational control from the Navy of the SES-200, a Surface Effect Ship, for five months of operational evaluations.

Blogs

Flags Across America – Coast Guard Compass blog

The sun began to rise as Coast Guard families, recruits, scouts and cadets gathered at Arlington National Cemetery. At 65 degrees with blue skies and the sun’s golden rays shining through autumn leaves, it was an iconic fall day; a day to honor the history, traditions and heritage of servicemembers past and present.

The attendees were assembled for the annual Flags Across America event.

For photos of the event, and the flag placement at St. Elizabeth’s, visit the Coast Guard News Flickr page.

Operation Warfighter: Sponsor a wounded military member internship – Coast Guard All Hands blog

Operation Warfighter is a temporary assignment/internship program, developed by the Department of Defense, for service members convalescing at military treatment facilities, at first in the National Capitol Region but increasingly throughout the United States. The program provides recuperating service members with meaningful activity outside of the hospital environment and offers a formal means of transition back to the military or civilian workforce. OWF is a great opportunity for service members on medical hold to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable federal government work experience that will help them prepare for their adjustment to the workplace.

From California to Korea: Coast Guard Auxiliarist provides vital skills for exercise – Coast Guard Pacific Southwest blog

What happens when the next major hurricane hits, sparking a massive search and rescue effort or another big oil spill occurs and the Coast Guard needs to quickly move people and equipment to respond? What if there’s a crisis on the Korean peninsula and the Department of Defense calls on the Coast Guard to assist?

There’s a plan for that. To help create and carry out such plans there are people like Coast Guard Auxiliarist Gregory Fucci.

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