From the Bridge Wing 9-3-2013

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Official Blogs

Ready Coast Guard: Are You Prepared? – Coast Guard All Hands blog

As our nation’s first responders, we handle emergencies and help people every day. But what if disaster strikes close to home? Floods, earthquakes, widespread power outages, chemical releases or other emergencies have the potential to impact millions of people, including our own families, for days at a time. What if you’re not there to help your family deal with a disaster?

A legacy of goodwill: A tribute to Capt. Kenneth Megan -Coast Guard Compass blog

After close to four decades of performing with the U.S. Coast Guard Band, Capt. Kenneth Megan is retiring. The band’s final performance under his leadership took place yesterday in Leamy Hall at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. On his farewell week, Lt. Megan Mervar sat down with the departing director for his perspective on the role the band plays as ambassadors for our nation and the emotions he’s experienced during the band’s many performances.

Cadets unfurl their sails: from the classroom to the seas – Coast Guard Compass blog

Every summer since 1974, 2nd class cadets, or juniors, at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., are given the opportunity to sail in the Coastal Sail Training Program providing them the chance to get in tune with their environment, hone their seaman’s eyes and understand the consequences of their decisions.

Around the net

Musician, curator at U.S. Coast Guard Academy receive national awards – The Day

New London — Two people at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy recently received national awards.


JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and Klawock Search and Rescue assisted two missing hunters near Klawock, Saturday

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