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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Oct. 26, 2022

Help the Coast Guard document its response to Hurricane Ian

By Zach Shapiro, MyCG Writer 

Attention, workforce! Help document the Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Ian. Submit your artifacts and materials to the Historian’s Office to help preserve the historical record. 
The Coast Guard Historian’s Office is seeking artifacts that provide historical context regarding pre-hurricane planning, post-hurricane performance, and continuity of operations. Items documenting the Hurricane’s effects on service resources and archival materials are also of interest. These include press releases, clippings, photos, and links to relevant online resources. The Historian’s Office is also seeking oral histories, written memoirs, and releasable Coast Guard documents. 

“Hurricane Ian caused substantial damage in the Southeast triggering a nationwide Coast Guard response,” said Beth Crumley, the Coast Guard’s assistant historian. “Our members honored the tradition of mission excellence in their dedicated response, and we want to properly document their response for the historical record.” 

If you have any questions, please contact Crumley about archival materials and to refer candidates for oral histories. Please contact Coast Guard Curator Arlyn Danielson about artifacts.  

As a reminder, please contact the Coast Guard Assistant Historian and/or the Coast Guard Curator before shipping any artifacts or archival materials to the Historian’s Office.