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March 24, 2023
The Long Blue Line - 20 Years OIF: Holly Harrison—Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran and Bronze Star Recipient
First woman to command a cutter in a combat zone and the first woman in service history to receive the Bronze Star Medal.
March 23, 2023
The Long Blue Line - 20 Years OIF: “Tip of the Spear” Coast Guard Cutter Adak combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Of the 146 Coalition naval units in the Persian Gulf, Adak served deepest in enemy territory and served as the “tip of the spear” for Coalition naval forces.
March 22, 2023
The Long Blue Line - 20 Years OIF: This is the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut's story about deploying to the Persian Gulf for buoy tender operations
The cutter deployed to the Persian Gulf to defend against environmental warfare in the form of oil spills.
March 19, 2023
The Long Blue Line - 20 Years OIF: Coast Guard combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom began 20 years ago.
March 17, 2023
The Long Blue Line: Skipper, jeep driver, and bandmaster forgotten by history
Coast Guard women of World War II’s temporary reserve.
March 10, 2023
The Long Blue Line: OCS and female trailblazers in the Coast Guard’s officer corps, 1973-2010
I’m very, very aware of the extremely qualified women with tremendous potential right behind me. Vice Adm. Vivien Crea, U.S. Coast Guard retiredAs the above quote indicates, during her active duty years, Vice Adm. Vivian Crea saw many highly skilled women serving in the United States Coast Guard. In the early 1970s, the Coast Guard moved to the
March 3, 2023
The Long Blue line: Greenland—Coast Guard’s Arctic combat zone of World War II, 1940-41
Securing mineral rights in Greenland allowed the US to build warships swiftly.
Feb. 24, 2023
The Long Blue Line: Remembering centurium Alphonzo Barbour—eyewitness to African American history
The Coast Guard's 8th MCPOCG shares his time with a centenarian.
Feb. 17, 2023
The Long Blue Line: The mystery of “River Cutter” Yocona the Coast Guard's first desegregated cutter homeported in the Deep South.
Homeported in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Cutter Yocona’s achievement remains an important chapter in American minority history.
Feb. 10, 2023
The Long Blue Line: WWII recruit training at Manhattan Beach and desegregating the U.S. military
Many African American Coast Guard recruits trained in the New York facility prior to serving their country.