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June 24, 2022

The Long Blue Line: The shipwreck that changed the Coast Guard forever

Taken from the old CGBlog as it appeared in 2019

June 8, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Katmai—Part III. Modern world’s largest eruption and the Coast Guard responds!

The three-part conclusion of the three day eruption in what would become Katmai National Park in 1918.

June 6, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Katmai—Part I. America’s worst volcanic eruption and the Revenue Cutter’s humanitarian response

The Revenue Cutter Service was one of the agencies that combined to create to the U.S. Coast Guard. This is their story

June 3, 2022

The Long Blue Line: D-Day, 1944—MoMM2 Swierc and the heroic saviors of CG-16

The night of the invasion was unbelievable. There was a continuous flash of light in the sky and we could hear the bombs. It was nonstop fire.   - Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Mike SwiercNearly 80 years have passed since Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Michael J. Swierc served on the Coast Guard Cutter CG-16 off Utah Beach during the

April 29, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Prinsendam—Coast Guard’s “Miracle Rescue” over 40 years ago!

Editor’s note: This article initially published Nov. 24 in the Commandant’s Bulletin Magazine.The town of Valdez, Alaska, fell behind the U.S. tanker Williamsburgh. Full of oil, the ship headed for Texas. The bridge crew sighed relief—one more successful trip through the narrow channel. Midnight was approaching, bringing in Saturday, Oct. 4, 1980,