From the Bridge Wing 8-12-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-12-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1982 – Coast Guard vessels escorted the nation’s first Trident submarine, USS Ohio, into its home port at Naval Submarine Base Bangor, providing security for the sub’s transit. Coast Guard units guided the sub past a Soviet spy ship and 400 anti-nuclear protesters. 1984 – Coast Guard Cutter Munro departed Honolulu for Tokyo, Japan to take part...

From the Bridge Wing 8-3-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-3-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History – 3 August 1812 – The Revenue Cutter Commodore Barry, a 98-ton schooner pierced for six guns under the command of Captain Daniel Elliott, along with the U.S. privateer Madison, were captured  by boarding parties from the British vessels HMS Maidstone, Spartan, and Plumper on 3 August 1812 “while lying in Little River,” Maine after what...

From the Bridge Wing: 8-1-2013

From the Bridge Wing: 8-1-2013
This Day in  Coast Guard History – August 1,1799 – Secretary of Treasury Oliver Wolcott, Jr.  described the ensign and pennant authorized to be flown by revenue cutters as “consisting of 16 perpendicular stripes [one for each state in the Union at that time] alternate red and the Union of the Ensign to be the Arms of the United States in dark blue on a white field.” Hot...

Coast Guard Investigative Service to be featured on CBS hit show NCIS

If you aren’t already one of the 20 million plus that tune into CBS’ hit drama NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) each week, now might be the time for you to jump onboard.