Remembering the Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga 40 Years Later

Remembering the Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga 40 Years Later
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. The profession that is the Coast Guard is an inherently dangerous one. Through this understanding, the Service continuously makes every effort to ensure the safety of its members. Every loss of a shipmate is felt and resonated throughout the Service. It’s during these tragic moments that the service reflects on the things that...

From the Bridge Wing 10-21-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-21-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1971 – Alaska Senator Mike Gravel criticized the punishment of 18 crewmen of CGC Confidencefor showing support for Greenpeace and asked the Commandant, Admiral Chester Bender, to investigate. Blogs Smart, brave and dedicated: honoring the fallen of Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga – Coast Guard Compass blog googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Remembering the Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga

Remembering the Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga
The profession that is the Coast Guard is an inherently dangerous one. Through this understanding, the Service continuously makes every effort to ensure the safety of its members. Every loss of a shipmate is felt and resonated throughout the Service. It’s during these tragic moments that the service reflects on the things that could have gone differently, implementing lessons that are learned so...

From the Bridge Wing 10-20-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-20-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1892 – After ten years of difficult and costly construction, the St. George Reef Lighthouse, built on a rock lying six miles off the northern coast of California, midway between Capes Mendocino and Bianco, was first lit. 1920 – The Superintendent of the 5th Lighthouse District inspected the aids to navigation “in New River Inlet and Bogue Sound, North...

Survivor of the 1978 Cuyahoga tragedy to speak at memorial service

Survivor of the 1978 Cuyahoga tragedy to speak at memorial service
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School will hold the 35th annual Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga memorial service at 10 a.m., Oct. 18, 2013 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The cutter Cuyahoga was on a training cruise for officer candidates when it collided with an Argentine freighter at the mouth of the Potomac in 1978. The cutter capsized and went down with eleven Coast...