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Nov. 8, 2021

Changes to federal program make it easier for more public servants to receive student loan forgiveness

Some borrowers will be eligible for immediate discharge of debt

Nov. 5, 2021

Retired Vice Adm. Manson Brown shares mentoring lessons on National Mentoring Day  

The mentoring program launches its mobile app and program milestones 

Nov. 5, 2021

The Long Blue Line: “Sooner Squadron”—First Native American Women to enlist in the Coast Guard 

At least six women from Oklahoma’s tribal nations served in the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserves (“SPARS”) during World War II. They enlisted for the same reasons as other American women and performed the same duties, yet newspaper reporters sensationalized their stories with popular culture stereotypes. These SPARS allowed male Coast Guardsmen

Nov. 4, 2021

Frontline Focus: Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department urge safe practices for anglers along state waterways, coasts, and more. 

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department urge safe practices for anglers along state waterways, coasts; Coast Guard medevacs man from Patricia Lee, 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor; and Coast Guard repatriates 32 Cubans to Cuba; one smuggler detained.

Nov. 4, 2021

BZ: Coast Guard Academy, Adm. Nimitz Pistol Competition, Coast Guard and Aviation History Month

Bravo Zulu to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for ranking among the nation’s top institutions of higher learning. This year the academy once again ranked No. 1 in the Top Public Schools Regional Colleges North and the overall Regional Colleges North categories in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges magazine. The academy was also ranked No.

Nov. 2, 2021

Captain Healy’s Cutter Bear—once lost, now found! 

As with so many forgotten Coast Guard stories of heroism, bravery, and courage, the story of Michael Augustine Healy and his trusty cutter Bear is unknown to most Americans. Healy was born in 1839 on a plantation in Georgia to a plantation owner and a slave. His father sent Healy north with his siblings so they would escape enslavement in the South

Oct. 29, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Cold War Cutter Courier—“Valiant fighter in the cause of freedom” 

I am speaking to you today from a ship. It is a special kind of ship, and it will perform a very special mission. This vessel will not be armed with guns, or with any instruments of destruction. But it will be a valiant fighter in the cause of freedom. It will carry a precious cargo--and that cargo is truth. ~ President Harry S Truman, U.S. Coast

Oct. 28, 2021

Frontline Focus: The first Coast Guard Reserve Aviators have ‘landed’ at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile and more. 

Frontline Focus: The first Coast Guard reserve aviators have ‘landed’ at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile; Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home from 61-day counter-narcotic deployment; Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel, 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska; and Coast Guard holds Arctic discussions in Boston aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy.