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Nov. 17, 2023
Journey of a Coast Guard Museum Artifact: The Sign
The transformation of the Air Station New Orleans sign from a functional marker to a rallying relic.
July 19, 2023
USCGR Holds Change of Command for INDOPACOM Unit
Coast Guard Capt. Scott Wolland took command of the Coast Guard Reserve Unit at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command from Capt. Tabitha Schiro, in a ceremony on the historic USS Battleship Missouri Memorial.
July 7, 2023
The Long Blue Line: Omitted — Coast Guard’s forgotten evacuation of typhoon-ravaged Wake Island 55 years ago!
Being the first aircraft to arrive, the C-130 landed about 11:00 a.m. Wake Island time or just over 12 hours following the storm’s passage.
Feb. 18, 2022
The Long Blue Line: Louis Etheridge—Gun captain and African-American war hero
Read about the courageous actions resulting in the Coast Guard’s first military medal bestowed on an African American Coast Guardsman for combat heroism.
Jan. 14, 2022
The Long Blue Line: “Men against the Sea”—anatomy of a Coast Guard cutter lost at sea
[This essay is adapted from the non-fiction book chapter “Men against the Sea,” Sea, Surf and Hell: The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II (New York: Prentice-Hall, 1945), 72-78.]The Coast Guard patrol craft Wilcox was lost off the Mid-Atlantic coast Sept. 30, 1943. The following account is taken from the statement made by its commanding officer, Lt.
Dec. 3, 2021
The Long Blue Line: The attack on Pearl Harbor—“a date that will live in infamy”—80 years ago
In his war declaration speech, President Franklin Roosevelt labeled Dec. 7, 1941, as a “date that will live in infamy.” On that day, without forewarning or a declaration of war, forces of Imperial Japan attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In the battle, Coast Guard units served alongside the Navy firing anti-aircraft barrages
March 26, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Barbara Mabrity—Long-time Lighthouse Keeper and Hurricane Heroine
Barbara Mabrity, or someone from her family, kept the Key West Light for 82 of its 89 years of manned operation. And, for most of the Mabrity years, a female family member oversaw operation of the light.
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. 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