From the Bridge Wing 11-10-2013

Bridge Wing

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the men and women of
The United States Marine Corps

On this date in 1775 the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to create a “Corps of Marines.” Although they were disbanded in 1783 and were not re-established permanently until 11 July 1798 the Marine Corps recognizes 10 November 1775 as its official birthday. The Marine Corps’ motto is Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful). On 21 October 1921, Major Edwin McClellan, Officer-in-Charge, Historical Section, Headquarters Marine Corps, sent a memorandum to Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune, suggesting that the original birthday on 10 November 1775 be declared a Marine Corps holiday to be celebrated throughout the Corps.

Today in Coast Guard History

1913 – Lightship No. 82 was lost with all hands during a gale while on station near Buffalo, New York. Six crewmen were aboard when the lightship went down. LV-82 was commanded by Hugh M. Williams, Master.

1975 – The Great Lakes ore-carrier Edmund Fitzgerald, caught in an unexpected storm on Lake Superior, sank with a loss of all 29 hands. Coast Guard units helped conduct a search for the ship and survivors although all efforts proved to be futile.


Haunting for a good cause – Coast Guard Alaska blog

In the U.S., Halloween is a time for dressing up, collecting candy and haunting – so who would have thought it would also be a time of giving?

Keep the holiday shopping season merry with these budgeting tips – Coast Guard All Hands blog

When you see Christmas décor take over every store, you know the holiday season is near. Hanging up colorful lights and dusting off mini North Pole villages can be fun; nevertheless, when you start pulling money from your pocket to cover holiday expenses, the holiday cheer can fade away. But it doesn’t have to! We’re still a few months out, so you have plenty of time to plan, save and feel more confident you can bestow a plethora of gifts and pay your bills without breaking the bank.

Remembering the Fallen – Coast Guard Pacific Southwest blog

On Tuesday, October, 29, 2013, Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento held a remembrance ceremony to honor the flight crews of Coast Guard C-130 1705, and Vengeance 38, a Marine Corps AH-IW Cobra attack helicopter. Both crews perished in a mid-air collision off the coast of San Diego on the night of October 29, 2009.

If you can’t stand the heat – Coast Guard Compass blog

It was 6:30 a.m. on a crisp fall day as Coast Guard members lined up ready for the task at hand – a mystery basket.

The Coast Guard members were all chefs competing in the 10th annual Military Chef’s Cook-Off, joining more than 60 other chefs to show off their skills, training and culinary techniques.



238th Marine Corps Birthday Message | Enduring Fortitude, Unfailing Valor
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, and the Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett, speak to Marines and sailors about the timeless Marine qualities of courage and perseverance by looking back on the landing on Tarawa in World War II, the Battle of Hue City during Vietnam, and crossing the berm into Iraq during the War on Terror. Marine determination, grit and valor make the Corps the ready force America relies on in times of crisis.
Video by Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera

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