From the Bridge Wing: 8-1-2013

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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 Summer, Cool Memories Coast Guard Great Lakes Blog looks at the day gale force winds dislodged a 1.5-square mile sheet of ice that had been rotting in place in Raber Bay, near the mouth of the St. Mary’s River connecting lakes Huron and Superior in northern Michigan. The ice effectively pinned a pair of Coast Guard cutters to a pier on Lime Island, near the international boundary with Canada in the middle of the river.

The Beginning Coast Guard Boot Camp Blog brings us the Recruit Journal from Papa 188 as they share their day by day experiences of weeks 1 & 2 of Coast Guard Recruit Training.

Working for the present, building leaders for the future Coast Guard All Hands Blog tells the story of  Chief Warrant Officer John Rice who for two years, beginning in July 2011, served as first lieutenant aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell where he led the largest and most diverse division with 50 crewmembers, including 36 young, inexperienced seamen. In recognition of his leadership, Rice was selected as the U. S. Navy League’s 2013 Captain David H. Jarvis Inspirational Leader of the Year.

Coast Guard Dolphins: A critical component of Alaska patrols Coast Guard Alaska Blog focuses on the critical support MH-65D Dolphin helicopters play in carrying out the services mission during ALPAT’s

Why I Serve: MST1 Forrest PhiferSpens Coast Guard Compass Blog continues it’s series of essays written by Coast Guard member on why they joined, and continue to serve, in the service. This one is the story of Coast Guard Reserve member Forrest PhiferSpens.

Photostream – 42 new pictures have been added to the  Coast Guard News Flickr page.



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