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  • Coast Guard Reading List, Office of Leadership (CG-12C) | USCG

    uscg.mil 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

    uscg.mil 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

    uscg.mil 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)

    uscg.mil 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

    uscg.mil 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

    uscg.mil 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

    uscg.mil 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...

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