From the Bridge Wing 8-8-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History

  • 1950-The Coast Guard commenced a controversial program to screen merchant seaman signing on American vessels on the East and Gulf Coasts where the vessels were foreign bound. Those seamen designated as “poor security risks” were not permitted to sign on.
  • 1985-The Coast Guard awarded a contract to build the 110-foot “Island-Class” patrol boats to Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana after a drawn-out legal battle.


‘Why I serve:’ Seaman Recruit Tevin White – Coast Guard Boot Camp blog

This blog entry was written by Seaman Recruit Tevin A. White during Week 07 of basic training at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. White graduated with Recruit Company Kilo 188 July 26, 2013, and will be assigned to Norfolk State University, Va., where he will complete his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies as part of the Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative. After he graduates, White will attend Coast Guard Officer Candidate School at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Recruit Journal November 188 Week: 06 – Coast Guard Boot Camp blog

This morning we woke up to “Fire, Fire, Fire”. We threw on our operational dress uniforms. In many respects, it was a normal day. There was one small thing that made a pivotal difference though, we didn’t do anything stupid. That’s not to say we didn’t have to work hard today; we had morning incentive training with Petty Officer LaFrance, a fairly rough water workout, and an evening I.T. session with Petty Officer Matthews.

Junior personnel provide insights into eliminating sexual assault from the Coast Guard – Coast Guard All Hands blog

The Coast Guard’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Strategic Plan and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp’s Shipmates 19 message clearly establish the service’s goal of eliminating sexual assault in the Coast Guard. What is not as clear is the course the service needs to follow to achieve that goal.

Week in the life of the 5th Coast Guard District – Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic blog

From July 29 to Aug. 4, 2013, we captured a week in the life of the service to highlight the missions performed by America’s Coast Guard.

Freq out: Coast Guard ceases monitoring channel 2182 kHz – Coast Guard Alaska blog

In this digital era, new technologies put endless information at our fingertips. However, as we trudge into a future once imagined only as science fiction, older technologies become outdated, joining cassette tapes, camera film and floppy discs in the back seat of history.

Week in the life of the Coast Guard: Wednesday – Coast Guard Compass blog

From July 29 to Aug. 4, 2013, we captured a week in the life of the service to highlight the missions performed by America’s Coast Guard. From the silent reverence of a unit observing morning colors to a daring rescue mission to save an F-16 pilot, you’ll get a glimpse of just how much the Coast Guard does as we feature a day-by-day snapshot. Here’s a snapshot of Wednesday’s operations

If you’ve been following our Flickr page you may have noticed quite a few pictures of Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer training. The public affairs folkss weren’t just taking still photo’s at Elizabeth City. Here’s the video they put together

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