From the Bridge Wing 8-5-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History

  • 1889-The U.S. Life-Saving Service issued a circular prescribing an appropriate outfit for the keepers and surfmen.  This was the first time that uniforms were required for the Service.
  • 1935-Congress passed the Anti-Smuggling Act, which broadened the jurisdiction of Coast Guard.

Commandant’s Coast Guard Day message – Continued focus on proficiency – In case you missed it yesterday, here is the Commandant’s message from the Coast Guard All Hands blog.

Why I Serve – BMCM Lloyd Pierce in their final piece in the Why I Serve series, the Coast Guard Compass blog shares the story of the Coast Guard’s silver ancient mariner, a ceremonial title given to the enlisted member with the earliest date of qualification as a cutterman.



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