From the Bridge Wing 8-12-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-12-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1982 – Coast Guard vessels escorted the nation’s first Trident submarine, USS Ohio, into its home port at Naval Submarine Base Bangor, providing security for the sub’s transit. Coast Guard units guided the sub past a Soviet spy ship and 400 anti-nuclear protesters. 1984 – Coast Guard Cutter Munro departed Honolulu for Tokyo, Japan to take part...

From the Bridge Wing: 8-1-2013

From the Bridge Wing: 8-1-2013
This Day in  Coast Guard History – August 1,1799 – Secretary of Treasury Oliver Wolcott, Jr.  described the ensign and pennant authorized to be flown by revenue cutters as “consisting of 16 perpendicular stripes [one for each state in the Union at that time] alternate red and the Union of the Ensign to be the Arms of the United States in dark blue on a white field.” Hot...