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Dec. 3, 2021

The Long Blue Line: The attack on Pearl Harbor—“a date that will live in infamy”—80 years ago

In his war declaration speech, President Franklin Roosevelt labeled Dec. 7, 1941, as a “date that will live in infamy.” On that day, without forewarning or a declaration of war, forces of Imperial Japan attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In the battle, Coast Guard units served alongside the Navy firing anti-aircraft barrages

Dec. 2, 2021

Frontline Focus: Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for person in the water in Baltimore Harbor and more. 

Coast Guard, partner agencies suspend search for person in the water in Baltimore Harbor; Bidens visit Coast Guard station, meet virtually with service members around the globe on Thanksgiving; Coast Guard is searching for about 10 missing migrants near Mona Island, Puerto Rico.

Dec. 2, 2021

Coast Guard honors first African American Diver, 2021 League of United Latin American Citizens Excellence in Service Award recipient, “Wall of Gallantry” inductee, 3 lifesaving rescues

The Coast Guard recently honored the service's first African American diver, in a ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, NC. In 1979, Ralph Berry became the first African American to graduate from the Navy Dive and Salvage Center in Panama City, Fla. He was assigned to the Atlantic Strike Team in Elizabeth City and dove on the sunken

Nov. 30, 2021

November is National Adoption Month: A roadmap to adopting a child

Here are some guidelines to expanding your family through adoption

Nov. 29, 2021

Volunteer for the Coast Guard Academy Admissions Partner program or the Academy Minority Outreach Team

Volunteer solicitation for the USCG Academy Admissions Partner (AAP) and Academy Minority Outreach Team (AMOT) Program

Nov. 26, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Charleston—over 230 years of Coast Guard service and growth in South Carolina!

The City of Charleston, S.C., has been a Coast Guard base of operations for over 230 years and its importance to the service has increased throughout its history.The nation’s first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, founded the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service in 1790, stationing one of the “first fleet” of 10 cutters, the South Carolina, in

Nov. 23, 2021

Training Center Petaluma grows organically

Training Center Petaluma has over 300 acres of the training center property dedicated to organic farming

Nov. 22, 2021

Here’s how to access your military records as the Coast Guard transitions to new record management system 

The Coast Guard is currently transitioning the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) previously known as the EI-PDR, to its new Human Resource Data Base, the Interactive Personnel Electronics Records Management System (iPERMS). iPERMS will improve Records Management and provide a compliant electronic records management of military human resource

Nov. 19, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Catching the rumrunners—Coast Guard adopts new technology during Prohibition

[Prohibition] was a hard unremitting war with few of the rewards normally accompanying performance of such duty. Yet under the law, the Coast Guard had no alternative but to conduct it with zeal and dedication, utilizing all the resources at its command. The story of the “Noble Experiment” is in large part a Coast Guard story.    Commandant Edwin