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  • U.S. Coast Guard and Vietnam 19 Sep '16, 8pm

    Shortly after the trawler incident, Commander, Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV) considered maintaining surveillance and patrols on the inland and coastal waters of the Republic of Vietnam . Soon the need for Coast Guard units was recognized and the Secretary of the Navy asked the Sec...

  • Coast Guard Reading List, Office of Leadership (CG-12C) | USCG 09 Aug '16, 6pm

    2015 Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff (ISBN: 0062133438) Two harrowing crashes ... A vanished rescue plane ...A desperate fight for life in a frozen, hostile land ...The quest to solve a seventy-year-old m...

  • U.S. Coast Guard Historic Polar & Ice Operations Index 07 Jun '16, 7pm

    "Report of the Preliminary Results of the Aeroarctic Expedition with [the dirigible] 'Graf Zeppelin,' 1931." A technical article published in the Geographical Review written by Coast Guard officer Edward H. Smith & Lincoln Ellsworth. The article describes their aerial expedition over ...

  • U.S. Coast Guard Oral History Program 24 Apr '16, 7pm

    DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal, USCG, was killed in action at the Khawr Al Amay Oil Terminal off the coast of Iraq on 24 April 2004. He was killed in a terrorist-suicide bombing when a dhow that he and his team intercepted near the terminal exploded. The explosion overturned the boarding team...

  • It's #406Day! Learn how emergency beacons could save your life:

    USCG Office of Search & Rescue (CG-SAR) 06 Apr '16, 2pm

    International Cospas-Sarsat Program Agreement In fostering international cooperation for search and rescue, the purpose of this Agreement is to: (a) assure the long term operation of the System; (b) provide distress alert and location data from the System to the international communit...

  • 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...

  • #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...

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