This Is Not Your Mothers Coast Guard

Petty Officer Tara Molle wrote an interesting post on the D13 blog Friday evening about a Women’s Leadership Panel Discussion at Coast Guard Sector Seattle. Along with the post, she included two videos. The first was a 1943 Coast Guard SPARS recruiting film, and the second was part of the panel discussion from Sector Seattle. You can read her post here, and view the videos here.

Video – Coast Guard History with Horses

The Pentagon Channel airs a story about the Coast Guard’s history with horses, as two Coast Guard officers are heading up the Horse Control branch for the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, Jan. 13, 2009.

Coast Guard Station Chatham receives new surf boat

BOSTON – Coast Guard Station Chatham, Mass., will be showing off the Coast Guard’s newest search and rescue asset on Monday at 9:30 a.m. The new 42-foot boat, manufactured by Safe Boat International, is designed to be highly maneuverable in breaking surf conditions and will eventually replace Station Chatham’s other two surfboats. Station Chatham requires surf-capable boats with shallow...

Coast Guard Announces Successful Launch of Nationwide AIS Satellite

WASHINGTON (HQ Publc Affairs) – The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the launch of an ORBCOMM concept demonstration satellite, equipped with Automatic Identification System (AIS) capability, from Kapustin Yar, Russia, Thursday. The satellite attained a proper orbit and is expected to start transmitting operational data within the next three months. The U.S. Coast Guard Nationwide Automatic Identification...

Chatham Light Turns 200

Cape Cod – The Cape Cod Chronicle has an interesting article about the history of Cape Chatham Light, which turns 200 years old this year. On Saturday, June 21, there will be a public open house between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with guided tours of the lighthouse. In case of rain, the open house will take place Sunday at the same time.

Humboldt Bay to Hold Change of Command Ceremony

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay will hold a change of command ceremony Friday, June 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the hangar. Captain Christopher A. Martino will be relieving Captain Mark E. Butt as the Group Commander. Martino comes to Group Humboldt Bay after serving a two-year tour as the Executive Officer of Aviation Training Center Mobile. Upon his...

Cutter Healy change of command Friday

SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy will conduct a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday at the Integrated Support Command at Pier 36. Capt. Fredrick Sommer will take command of the nation’s largest icebreaker, and the Coast Guard’s largest ship, USCGC Healy, from Capt. Ted Lindström who has commanded Healy since 2006. The traditional ceremony will highlight...

Coast Guard Honoring Tom Lee Posthumously for Heroic Rescue Effort

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Coast Guard will present the Coast Guard Certificate of Valor to the family members of Tom Lee at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at the Council Chambers of the City of Memphis to nationally recognize Lee posthumously for saving the lives of 32 people on the Mississippi River, on May 8, 1925. While piloting his 28-foot skiff boat, Zev, he witnessed the sinking of a Corps...

ATC Mobile to hold change of command

MOBILE, Ala. — Coast Guard Capt. David R. Callahan, who was officer in charge of Aviation Training Center, Mobile when it was the largest operational air station in Coast Guard history during search and rescue operations after Hurricane Katrina, will hand over command of ATC Mobile to Capt. Steve C. Truhlar, who is reporting from the U.S. Army War College. Captain David R. Callahan has served...