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Oct. 6, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Latinas in the Coast Guard—trailblazers of service

The first Latina women to don a Coast Guard uniform served in World War II

Oct. 4, 2023

School agreements streamline the Lateral Entry Program

New talent management policies enable advanced paygrade enlistments for qualified candidates.

Sept. 21, 2023

You can make a difference in boating safety

Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety needs your input for National Recreational Boating Safety Survey questions

Sept. 8, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Peacock—Coast Guardsman and “World’s Fastest Human” 90 years ago

He initially advanced to coxswain designation, but later became a Boatswain’s Mate First Class. Ultimately, he was designated Chief Specialist in athletics.

Sept. 1, 2023

The Long Blue Line: The infamous James Alderman and redemption of CG-249 100 years ago

The next morning, they would return to Fort Lauderdale and resume the grind of chasing rum runners. 

Aug. 23, 2023

The Long Blue Line: A tragedy remembered — SS Marine Electric sinking 40 years ago, part three

The shipwreck that prompted the creation of the Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Program is recalled by the pilot of one of the helicopters sent to rescue survivors on that fateful night.

Aug. 21, 2023

The Long Blue Line: A tragedy remembered — SS Marine Electric sinking 40 years ago, Part Two

The shipwreck that prompted the creation of the Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Program is recalled by the pilot of one of the helicopters sent to rescue survivors on that fateful night.

Aug. 14, 2023

Coast Guard announces Return to Service Team initiative

Campaign supports members separated due to COVID-19 vaccination status

Aug. 11, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Coxswain Canavan’s impossible story of survival at Guadalcanal 80 years ago

“I did more praying in those hours I spent in the water than I had done in the twenty previous years of my life.”

Aug. 7, 2023

The Long Blue Line: The Ironwood—wartime ATON in Vietnam

"Back then it was less expensive to repair a ship in Japan than in a U.S. shipyard."