From the Bridge Wing 9-12-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1941 – After the Danish government in exile asked the U.S. to protect Greenland, Coast Guard Cutter Northland seized the Norwegian sealer Buskoe, with Nazi agents on board, trying to establish radio and weather stations in MacKenzie Bay, Greenland.  The capture of the Buskoe was the first U.S. naval capture of World War II.

1953 -When the 6,000 ton ore carrier SS Maryland grounded off Marquette, Michigan, a Coast Guard helicopter, in the face of driving wind and rain that required the combined efforts of both pilots to hold the controls and stabilize the aircraft, removed 12 crew members to safety.

Blogs

The science of safety – Coast Guard Alaska blog

Inside the thick red hull of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a multitude of crewmembers, scientists and support staff hustle to and fro, performing their various jobs in preparation for the operation Arctic Shield 2013 technology demonstration.

We will never forget – Coast Guard All Hands blog

As we honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on 9/11 and their families, we are reminded of why we rise to the challenge every day to fulfill our mission of combating terrorism and protecting the homeland and the public at large.

Recruit Journal Quebec 188 Week: Ø6 – Coast Guard Boot Camp blog

Today began week Ø6! We were woken up 1Ø minutes later than week Ø5, but still have about the same amount of time to get ready so it’s still pretty hectic. But hey, it’s boot camp. We always have to move with a sense of urgency. It was nice to march with our colors where everyone could see.

Honor Flight: Welcoming American heroes to DC – Coast Guard Compass blog

On a Sunday morning in our nation’s capital, amid the hustle and bustle of Washington’s Reagan National Airport, Coast Guard reservists from Sector Baltimore eagerly await a group of American heroes to arrive. Cheering breaks out; veterans from World War II and the Korean War, flown in on an Honor Flight from Orlando, Fla., were in sight.

CGC Blacktip’s newest arrivals – Coast Guard Pacific Southwest blog

Two new Seamen, Luis Bautista and James Johnson, arrived aboard Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip this summer with limited knowledge of the challenges of an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat. That unfamiliarity was short-lived as they were immediately thrown into a whirlwind of intense training and new responsibilities.

Coast Guard, agency partners help Boy Scouts become rescuers of tomorrow – Coast Guard Alaska blog

That’s the scenario that was presented to scouts attending the Eklutna Fall Campboree near Trapper’s Creek, Alaska, Saturday. Many of the scouts were attempting to earn a search and rescue merit badge and members of the Coast Guard, Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and MAT+SAR Search and Rescue K9 unit were on hand to help them along.

Elsewhere

Coast Guard investigating after boat runs aground off Maui – Hawaii News Now

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating after a large boat ran aground near Maalaea, Maui. The vessel is operated by the Pacific Whale Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to marine education

Coast Guard Honors Victims Of 9/11 – CBS Pittsburgh

Ceremonies in Washington DC, New York City and Shanksville commemorate the events of 9-11, but the Coast Guard wanted to give the people of Pittsburgh an opportunity to reflect some twelve-years later.

Former Coast Guard vessel turns 70 – The Columbian

Former U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Bruce Toney and Tongue Point Job Corps seamanship student Darryl McFadden stood less than 50 feet from each other. They looked on as a rotating cast of notables from the city of Astoria, Coast Guard and Job Corps took a podium and laid honors on the vessel Ironwood, celebrating its 70th birthday. Toney was the former commander of the Ironwood, and McFadden is training to be an able-bodied (AB) seaman.

Video

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. BOATLIFT premiered on September 8,2011 at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit: Remembrance/Renewal/Resilience in Washington.


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