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  • African Americans in the Coast Guard: A Historical Chronology 02 Feb '16, 7pm

    During his inaugural parade, President John F. Kennedy noticed that there were no African-Americans in the Coast Guard Academy cadet unit marching in the parade. He told his speechwriter, Richard Goodwin, "That's not acceptable. Something ought to be done about it." Goodwin called Sec...

  • Search and Rescue - Chapter 9 12 Jan '16, 10pm

    The Coast Guard operates the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) to promote self-help by mariners. The Coast Guard also uses its facilities to pass medical information to distressed seamen and to provide emergency medical services and maintains facilities to monit...

  • #TBT Korean War began #OTD in 1950. #USCG set up air, sea support in Pacific. Read more here:

    The U.S. Coast Guard in the Korean War 25 Jun '15, 4pm

    After fifteen minutes, with the seas rising he gave up the search and attempted to take off. The JATO rockets fired as the PBM lifted into the air. Vukic remembered: "There was a 15-foot sea and a 25-mile wind." He feared that the heavy seas would swamp his seaplane if he waited for t...

  • USCG: Living Marine Resources & Marine Protected Species Enforcement Division (CG-5314) 08 Jun '15, 1pm

    Coast Guard marine protected species program efforts must be closely aligned with the NMFS and the FWS management goals. The goal of the Coast Guard's marine protected species program is to assist the NMFS and the FWS in the development and enforcement of those regulations necessary t...

  • Daily U.S. Coast Guard Historical Chronology: January 07 Nov '15, 8am

    received a request from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on 3 January 2014 to assist the Russian-flagged Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese-flagged Xue Long , reportedly ice-bound in the Antarctic. The Russian and Chinese governments also requested assistance from the United Stat...

  • And here's my Uncle Ed. Commandant of the United States Coast Guard:

    Edwin J. Roland, USCG 05 Jul '15, 5am

    Edwin John Roland was born on 11 February 1905, at Buffalo, NY. where he graduated from Canisius High School and attended Canisius College. Appointed a Cadet in 1926, he graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and w...

  • @jaketapper remembering Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, the only @USCG Medal of Honor recipient.

    Douglas Munro, USCG 24 May '15, 11pm

    In the engagement in which he gave his life, Munro had already played an important part, having been in charge of the original detachment of ten boats that had landed the Marines at the scene. Having successfully landed them, Munro led his small boat force to a previously assigned ral...

  • USCG Mobile App 20 May '15, 2pm

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