Author: LT Connie Braesch

#SAS12: Sea-Air-Space Expo

Admiral Papp and General Amos

This week, the largest maritime exposition in the United States is taking place in the nation’s capital and the Coast Guard is center stage. Since 1965, the Sea-Air-Space Exposition has brought together the U.S. sea services, private-sector companies and key military decision makers for an innovative, educational, professional and maritime based event. The expo features

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First Lady welcomes newest cutter

First Lady welcomes Coast Guard's newest cutter

First Lady Michelle Obama poses for a group photo with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton before the ship’s commissioning ceremony in Alameda, Calif., March 31, 2012. Obama is the official sponsor of Stratton and is the first First Lady to sponsor a Coast Guard cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer

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Stratton: 100 years of legacy

A World War II veteran. A Coast Guard SPAR.

Coast Guard SPARs, Dorothy Kurtz (left) and Margaret Beeler, chat during a reception aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton March 29, 2012. The Stratton, which was named after Dorothy Stratton, the first director of the SPARs, will be officially commissioned on March 31. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sherri Eng. Do

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White House honors nation’s warriors

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt along with Lt. James Cullen, Petty Officer Second Class Lawrence Benson and Chief Petty Officer Joseph Castro pause for a photo while attending "A Nation's Gratitude: Honoring the U.S. Troops of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn," hosted by President Barrack Obama at

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UPDATE 2: Search continues for 3 after Coast Guard helicopter crash in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter UPDATE: This post has been updated to include the names of the crew members of CG-6535. UPDATE 2: This post has been updated to include the recovery of two additional crew members of CG-6535 and the suspension of active search and rescue operations. The Coast Guard recovered two crewmembers, Thursday,

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Dr. Olivia Hooker: Veteran trail blazer

Dr. Olivia Hooker

Dr. Olivia Hooker, 97, addresses an audience at a Women's History Month celebration in Manhattan's Federal Hall on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Dr Hooker, who went on to earn her doctorate in psychology, joined the service as a SPAR – Semper Paratus, Always Ready – the acronym used for female service personnel during World War

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The art & science of ice breaking

The art and science of ice breaking

The Russian tanker Renda transits through the Bering Sea with Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s assistance Jan. 10, 2012. The Renda is carrying 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products for delivery to Nome. U.S. Coast Guard photo. As the nation continues to track the historic journey of Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Russian-flagged tanker Renda through

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Healy breaks path to Nome

CGC Healy breaks ice for Russian tanker

UPDATE: Video of the ships breaking through the ice is available on YouTube and in the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery. The Coast Guard Cutter Healy escorts the Russian-flagged tanker vessel Renda 250 miles south of Nome, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2012. The vessels are transiting through ice up to five-feet thick in this area. U.S.

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Lady Liberty turns 125!

Statue of Liberty

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Anatoliy Gryshchenko takes the Oath of Allegiance as one of 125 people participating in a naturalization ceremony during the Statue of Liberty's 125th anniversary celebration Oct. 28, 2011, on Liberty Island in New York City. Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen

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