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Coast Guard names new cutters after 9/11 heroes
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 23:27:09 +0000
by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower Few people are considered heroic enough to have a Coast Guard cutter named in their honor. The Coast Guard held a ceremony on November 12 to announce two of its new Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) will be named after two such men who served in the Coast Guard. These […]
The Long Blue Line: “CG 1”—the Coast Guard’s first aircraft
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:23:21 +0000
 By mamanning1in History onNovember 20, 2019No comments John Moseley, Historian, Coast Guard Aviation Association The first aircraft built for the U.S. Coast Guard was a Loening OL-5 delivered to the Service in October 1926. A decade earlier, Coast Guard aviation was established by an act of Congress. It authorized the Treasury Department to establish 10 Coast Guard Air […]
The Long Blue Line: Shooting history–Coast Guard Photographer’s Mates
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 23:20:18 +0000
 By mamanning1in History onNovember 14, 2019No comments LCDR Matthew M. Kroll, U.S. Coast Guard The Coast Guard’s involvement with operational photography began in 1903. That year, Surfman John T. Daniels, of the Kill Devil Hills Lifesaving Station, shot the iconic photograph of the Wright Brother’s “First Flight” at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. However, the Service did not formally designate […]