African Americans comprise the longest serving minority in the United States Coast Guard. They were the first to serve and, in many ways, were the first to sacrifice, pioneering the way ahead for all minorities in the Coast Guard, U.S. military, and the nation.
Members from the Coast Guard Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Response, Coast Guard 5thDistrict and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management recently collaborated to bring an exciting emergency management training opportunity to the field: a CG-VDEM pilot of the National Emergency Management Basic Academy.
Military families share what they’re thankful for in this November edition of Dear Coast Guard Family.
The U.S. Coast Guard recycled more than 140,000 pounds of concrete buoy sinkers on an artificial reef near Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Coast Guard Cutter Oak and Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole used the discontinued concrete sinkers to support the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries’ artificial reef program.
Lieutenant Warren Gill was the only Coast Guard Reservist to receive the Navy Cross. After surviving a deadly explosion on a Navy Landing Ship-Tank being manned by the Coast Guard, Gill returned to his home state where he practiced law and served as an elected official.
Throughout her pioneering career as a service member, Becker’s accomplishments included becoming the first woman in the radio technician rate and later becoming an instructor for the rating.
Have you been struggling to find the perfect gift for your friendly fisherman or avid boater? You can give them a gift that will keep them safe while they are out on the water this season.
Learn about some of the current ADOS opportunities available for Reservists. This does not contain all of the ADOS opportunities, just select ones. To view all of the current long/short term opportunities go to Direct Access, then Mobilization Resume.
Coast Guard families share their experiences with adoption during National Adoption Month
Few people are considered heroic enough to have a Coast Guard cutter named in their honor. The Coast Guard held a ceremony on November 12 to announce two of its new Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).