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March 5, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Japanese “Good Luck” Flag captured in the Battle of Eniwetok
Most Good Luck Flags date from before or during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II from 1937 to 1945.
Feb. 26, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard's Fifth District—Home of Founders, Firsts and Flight for over 230 years!
Coast Guard men, women and assets associated with the Fifth District began playing a vital role in Coast Guard history the year the Constitution was signed.
Feb. 19, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Lt. j.g. Harvey Russell--African-American trailblazer in the U.S. Sea Services
Celebrating African American Heritage with the second African American who attended officer candidate school.
Feb. 11, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Lt. j.g. Joseph Jenkins—first African American commissioned officer in the 20th century
Celebrating African American Heritage Month - the Coast Guard's first African American commissioned officer
Jan. 22, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Lost at Sea—the origins of our SAR mission
How did we get from Alexander Hamilton's Revenue Cutter Service to the modern day U.S. Coast Guard?
Jan. 15, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Minots—loss of the deadly “Lover’s Light” 170 years ago!
It shines "one, four, three" in the waters off Boston. Here's the story of Minot's Light.
Jan. 8, 2021
The Long Blue Line: So that others might live—Earl Cunningham’s final rescue
In the 1930s, before modern search and rescue systems like the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 system and ubiquitous marine radios, Coast Guardsmen stood watch on the shore to watch for those in need.
Dec. 31, 2020
The Long Blue Line: USS Wakefield—the Coast Guard’s “B & L Ferry” 75 years ago
In World War II, the USS Wakefield (AP-21) served as a fast troop transport whose role was to deliver military personnel and supplies to the war front.
Dec. 24, 2020
The Long Blue Line: Yuba City—A Christmas rescue that changed aviation history 65 years ago!
Read about a Christmas Eve miracle.
Dec. 18, 2020
The Long Blue Line: “American Healer”—A Coast Guard Corpsman in Vietnam 50 years ago
Here is a first-hand account of Coast Guard operations in Vietnam.