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Dec. 8, 2023

The Long Blue Line: The loss of Morning Dew and genesis of Rescue 21

By harnessing state-of-the-market technology, Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to execute its search and rescue missions with greater agility and efficiency.

Dec. 6, 2023

Commandant sets course for Coast Guard to improve accountability, transparency

Adm. Linda Fagan directs specific actions based on the Accountability and Transparency Review report.

Nov. 23, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Happy Thanksgiving! — The Tampa Trunk artifacts and legacy of the lost World War I cutter

Tampa’s brief, but illustrious, story is one of selfless service, valor, and ultimately human tragedy amidst the destruction of war. It was the nation’s single largest naval combat loss of World War I. Because of the Tampa Purple Heart Project, we now know more about its crew.

Nov. 17, 2023

The Long Blue Line: CW0-4 McGhee — Coast Guard trailblazer in health science and law enforcement

After experiencing the pinnacle of personal fulfillment and becoming both a health services professional and an operational member of a TACLET, McGhee realized that the Coast Guard was full of opportunity, as long as he was willing to ask for it.

Nov. 13, 2023

Prior Coast Guard officers can apply to re-enter service

Coast Guard Recruiting Command’s prior trained military officer panel is open for officers who resigned their commissions.

Nov. 10, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Lest we forget — the Coast Guard Memorial at Arlington Cemetery (Part 2)

The Coast Guard War Memorial represents valor, bravery, and ultimate sacrifice during a war unlike any other time. Lest we forget these men, the Coast Guard carries on its missions in their memory.

Nov. 9, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Lest we forget — the Coast Guard Memorial at Arlington Cemetery (Part 1)

The presence of family and friends was a potent reminder of the war’s toll on the Coast Guard community and reflected the members’ shared grief, sacrifice and patriotism.

Nov. 6, 2023

CGA Alumni Association hosts community healing event Nov. 14-15

The event creates a safe space for CGA alumni and allies to foster transparency about the ongoing response to the Fouled Anchor report and provide resources to survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

Nov. 3, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Aviator #8 recounts the early days of Coast Guard flight

“I didn’t know whether he should have a court-martial for risking the plane and his life or be recommended for a medal for bravery beyond the call of duty. He retired as Rear Admiral.”

Oct. 20, 2023

The Long Blue Line: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

"The three of us will probably die trying to save one guy who will die also. Get in the boat—we have a job to do!”