From the Bridge Wing 8-13-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History

1954 – Congress passed Public Law 584, resulting in the Coast Guard relinquishing to the Federal Communications Commission the responsibility for issuing safety radiotelegraphy and safety radiotelephony certificates and exemption certificates under the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea.

1967 – Coast Guard Cutters Sweetbriar and Cape Coral came to the rescue of Alaska Governor Walter J. Hickel and his fishing party after they began trapped in a cove by a heavy storm. The cutters escorted the fishing party safely back to Juneau.

A Falcon turned stork for a day – Coast Guard Compass blog

“Years from now, Andy Lee Howay and a group of his friends will be sitting around … talking about childhood memories. They’ll probably be playing a version of ‘Can-You-Top-This?’ And when Andy pipes up and tells them how he came into this world, his friends will undoubtedly name him winner of the games.”

So begins an article in the March 1986 edition of the Commandant’s Bulletin. What makes Andy the indisputable winner? Andy was born on a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon jet.

Partnership in Education: Ready? Set? Volunteer! – Coast Guard All Hands blog

Looking for volunteer opportunities to get involved in your local community – a chance to make a real difference? Seeking to share your love of marine science, engineering, environmental education, or information technology? Or do you just have the makings of an outstanding role model and want to positively influence the next generation? If so, consider Coast Guard Partnership in Education programs! These command-sponsored volunteer activities engage educators and other community members by creating enhanced educational opportunities and promoting career awareness among students, especially in communities with large, underserved populations.

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