Coast Guard unit recognizes 50 years of service

Coast Guard unit recognizes 50 years of service
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Members assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., held a 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony Thursday. During the event, the unit’s contributions to the communities they serve within the Seventh Coast Guard district were highlighted, including significant rescues from the past up to the present. Rear Adm. John H. Korn, commander of the 7th Coast Guard District, addresses...

From the Bridge Wing 9-9-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-9-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1942 – The Coast Guard-manned weather ship USS Muskeget disappeared without a trace while on weather patrol in the North Atlantic during World War II.  Her entire crew of nine officers and 111 enlisted men were lost.  After the war the U.S. Navy determined that she had been torpedoed and sunk with all hands by the German submarine U-755. 1943 – The...

From the Bridge Wing 8-29-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-29-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1820 – The Revenue Cutter Louisiana captured four pirate vessels. 1916 – The Secretary of the Treasury was authorized to procure three light craft river steamboats, including lifeboats and other necessary lifesaving appliances and equipment for rescuing lives and property and distributing food and clothing to marooned people during Mississippi and...

From the Bridge Wing 8-23-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-23-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1820 – The Revenue Cutter Louisiana captured four pirate vessels. 1893 – “This was the first instance in the history of the United States Light-House Establishment in which a light-ship has foundered at her moorings,” reported the Lighthouse Board, when Lightship No. 37 was lost in rough seas at her station at Five Fathom Bank off the...

Oil Spill Response: Knowing Your Enemy

Story by Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers and Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Schofield KNOWING YOUR ENEMY Make no mistake ladies and gentlemen; an oil spill is a war to save the environment. In this war, the oil is our enemy. And to defeat this enemy, we need to know what it is and what are its tendencies so we can figure out how best to defeat it. We have to know our enemy. This...

Coast Guard 5th District recognizes Katrina anniversary

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana, becoming one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.

Video – America’s Maritime Guardian

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Coast Guard’s latest video on the roles and missions of the Coast Guard.