My Coast Guard
Category: Veterans

Jan. 14, 2022

Message from the Commandant: Serving our communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off.

Jan. 14, 2022

The Long Blue Line: “Men against the Sea”—anatomy of a Coast Guard cutter lost at sea

[This essay is adapted from the non-fiction book chapter “Men against the Sea,” Sea, Surf and Hell: The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II (New York: Prentice-Hall, 1945), 72-78.]The Coast Guard patrol craft Wilcox was lost off the Mid-Atlantic coast Sept. 30, 1943. The following account is taken from the statement made by its commanding officer, Lt.

Jan. 11, 2022

Military: what you need to know about the digitization, archiving of medical records

 Military health records being digitized, archived

Jan. 11, 2022

Sector Jacksonville reserve lends support to the U.S. Space Program 

Coast Guard reserve members assists with space launches.

Jan. 7, 2022

Coast Guard repatriates 119 Cubans to Cuba, Key West, Fla., and more.

Coast Guard repatriates 119 Cubans to Cuba, Key West, Fla; Coast Guard breaks ice in northern Michigan; Snowbound campers rescued from Oregon mountain; Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region brings awareness to dangers of colder water temperatures in Baltimore

Jan. 7, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Captain Handy—savior of the Coast Guard Reserve!

Learn about Capt. Handy's rich career saving the Coast Guard Reserve.

Jan. 4, 2022

Reserve on active duty orders: Speaking both languages of operations

Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Lopez del Castillo, a member of Station Miami Beach, Fla., is a veritable trove of local knowledge for her unit.  

Jan. 3, 2022

24 hours in every day = full-time hustle 

​Courtesy Coast Guard Reservist Magazine Reservists of any military branch know the value of time management. Balancing family obligations, civilian employment, and a military career takes discipline and dedication.   One Coast Guard reservist has a pattern of taking on challenges using a time-bending technique.  Cmdr. Loraleigh Hild graduated from

Dec. 31, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Station Nome—saving lives near the top of the world!

Of all the lifesaving stations in Coast Guard history, by far the most remote station was located at Nome, Alaska, on the northern Bering Sea coastline. The Life-Saving Service station at Nome was in operation from 1905 to 1947 and its isolation resulted in a unique history.Established in the summer of 1899, the coastal town of Nome was the

Dec. 29, 2021

Coast Guard member serves as head coach of USA Armed Forces Basketball Team in Europe 

Forging partnerships, collaboration through the love of the game