From the Bridge Wing 8-9-2013

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This Day in Coast Guard History

  • 1942-The Coast Guard-manned attack transport USS Hunter Liggett rescued the survivors of the heavy cruisers USS Vincennes, USS Astoria, and USS Quincy and the Australian cruiser HMAS Canberra that had been sunk the preceding night by Imperial Japanese Navy warships during the Battle of Savo Island. The night battle, also known as the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, was one of the worst defeats ever suffered by the U.S. Navy.
  • 1950-Congress enacted Public Law 679, which charged the Coast Guard with the function of port security.
  • 1982-Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger approved the use of Coast Guard law enforcement detachments on board Navy vessels during peace-time. The teams conducted law enforcement boardings from Navy vessels for the first time in history. The first CG TACLET was assigned to the USS Sampson on 11 August 1982.

Fair winds and following seas- story of the 2013 Port Huron to Mackinac Race – Coast Guard Great Lakes blog

Every year on Lake Huron a prestigious yacht race is held. The Bell’s Beer Bayview-Mackinac Race is one of the oldest long-distance freshwater sailing races in the world. Since 1925, sailors have raced from Port Huron, Mich., to Mackinac Island, Mich., using only the power of the wind. On July 20, 2013, more than 2,500 sailors on 200 boats gathered in Port Huron for the start. –

Proper run form: 4 basic tips – Coast Guard Boot Camp blog

By Master Chief Petty Officer Robert Berry,
U.S.A. Track & Field, Cross Country Coach
2010-2012 Coach at Junior Olympics National Championship Meet

For a potential recruit I would recommend the following BASIC tips:
Proper running form is a complicated concept to convey on a website. In summary, these four basic concepts should help a beginning runner improve their form:

From the Homefront: Adjusting to a new duty station – Coast Guard All Hands blog – “From the Homefront,” a column for Coast Guard spouses by Coast Guard spouse Shelley Kimball.

For me, August tends to be that month that I look out above the moving boxes and realize I have no idea where I am. I have moved 16 times in my life, and I will be facing down the 17th next summer. So that feeling of being the new person in a community, trying to find my way, is all too familiar.

Week in the life of the Coast Guard – 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. Buoy operations, welding, the release of a blue heron, noon meal preps & a tow in Ketchikan, Alaska; this might be the most action-packed day yet. Check it out as we continue a Week in the Life of the Coast Guard!

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., conducts a medevac of two stranded hikers in Olympic National Park Aug. 8. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., worked with the Jayhawk crew, lowering a rescue swimmer who prepared the hikers for hoists. U.S. Coast Guard video by Sector Columbia River, Ore.

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