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The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard’s Anchorage Flag and early port security
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:16:54 +0000
 By mamanning1in History onJuly 9, 2020No comments Special Agent Keith J. Bassolino United States Coast Guard Reserve The Coast Guard is known for having two official flags: the U.S. flag and the Coast Guard ensign. But as a maritime service, there are several flags that have flown over Coast Guard cutters and stations over the past 230 years. […]
 
The Long Blue Line: BMCM “Big Wave” Dave Duren–leader, mentor and FRC namesake
Sat, 01 Aug 2020 21:24:03 +0000
 By readuscgin Operations onJuly 23, 2020No comments Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class William A. Bleyer, United States Coast Guard Duren’s peers considered him an outstanding boat driver who operated with common sense and a great respect for the sea. He never asked anything of his crew that he hadn’t already done or was willing to do at the time. PA1 […]
 
The Long Blue Line: Hurricane Katrina and the Coast Guard set records 15 years ago!
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 21:25:34 +0000
 By readuscgin Operations onJuly 28, 2020No comments William H. Thiesen, Historian Coast Guard Atlantic Area Hurricane Katrina began the modern era of North American superstorms as part of the record-setting 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. The tropical depression that developed into Katrina formed over The Bahamas on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. By the weekend, evacuations were underway all along the […]