From the Bridge Wing 9-6-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1966 – On 6 September 1966 GM1 Lester K. Gates was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with a combat “V” device for “meritorious service and action against the enemy” while serving on board Coast Guard Cutter Point White (WPB-82308) in Vietnam.  The Point White attacked and captured a Viet Cong junk while patrolling the Soi Rap River.  GM1 Gates was the first enlisted Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Bronze Star since World War II.

1995 – Hurricane Luis pounded the Leeward Islands.  Coast Guard Greater Antilles Section units responded with relief supplies, SAR, and evacuations.  Coast Guard C-130s delivered 125,000 pound of relief supplies to St. Martin. Coast Guard Cutter Attu delivered relief supplies to Antigua and Barbuda.

Blogs

From the Homefront: Deployment help for spouses – Coast Guard All Hands blog

One of my greatest pet peeves, after being asked, “Is the Coast Guard military?” is being asked, “Do people in the Coast Guard deploy?” I try really hard to maintain my patient composure as I explain, yes, Coasties deploy.

Recruit Journal Tango 188 Week: 02 –  Coast Guard Boot Camp blog

Tango-188 arrived at Training Center Cape May on Tuesday night. The bus was filled with anticipation and fear. An assortment of Company Commanders immediately invaded the bus. For the duration of the evening we went through basic commands and administrative procedures. Sir and ma’am would accompany every statement. This sounds so easy, but the combination of stress and overwhelming noise, such as slapping bulkheads (walls) and booming voices made this a nearly impossible task.

 Artist’s sketchbook: Departure –  Coast Guard Compass blog

Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy are currently supporting scientific research in the dynamic waters of the north on their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. As watchstsanders and scientists alike collaborate to collect vital scientific data, they are joined by artist Bob Selby. After getting a glimpse of shipboard laboratories, Healy’s bridge and the engine room, our sketchbook series comes to an end.

Elsewhere

USCG Recognizes Two New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots for Actions During Hurricane Isaac – BayouBuzz.com

NEW ORLEANS, LA – One year after Hurricane Isaac scattered more than a hundred ships and vessels in the Lower Mississippi River, the United States Coast Guard honored two New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots (NOBRA) for their fearless actions in braving gale force winds and a storm surge to rescue several crippled vessels and their crews and prevent further casualties from the Category One storm, announced Captain Michael E. Rooney, NOBRA president.

Royal Caribbean appoints retired Coast Guard Admiral as Senior V-P Marine Operations – Marine Link

Cruise line, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) has appointed Rear Admiral William D. Baumgartner, U.S. Coast Guard, Retired, as the cruise line’s Senior Vice President of Marine Operations.

Video

Coast Guard Academy – A look into the Secretaries Cup – Football Coach Bill George narrates a brief overview of the Secretaries Cup and what it means to the Coast Guard Academy.

The Secretaries Cup is an annual college football game between the United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Both academies compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm.


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2 Comments

  1. Jack Wishman says:

    Please tell me when n where this game will be played,along with any other pertinent information thankS in advance.Jack

  2. cgnews says:

    http://www.uscgasports.com/ is the official athletic website for the Coast Guard Academy and includes schedules for all sports.

    To your question, the game is Saturday September 14 at Merchant Marine