Category: History

Duck Hunt – September 2009 Expedition Photos

If you’ve been following our coverage of the search for two missing World War II-era Coast Guardsmen you know that the Coast Guard sent a team to Greenland last September to search for the crash site.  Their journey began at Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., where they boarded an HC-130J and flew into the tiny

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History: The Piracy Mission – Then and Now

This month’s history post tells the story of two Coast Guard cutters separated by nearly 200 years of history that have one thing in common – they led the way in combating piracy that threatened American vessels. As told by Dr. David Rosen, the Coast Guard historian for the Pacific Area, this story begins with

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VADM Crea inducted into Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame

ORLANDO, Fla. – Coast Guard aviators and distinguished guests pose for a group photo Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, during the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. The three-day conference included a trade show, many educational seminars and aviation networking opportunities for members of the aviation industry. (U.S.

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Discovery Channel features the Coast Guard Wednesday

Tomorrow night at 9 p.m. local, the Discovery Channel will air “Mayday! Bering Sea,” a documentary featuring the rescue of 42 fishermen onboard the Alaska Ranger, a 189-foot fishing vessel that sunk about 800 miles west of Kodiak in the Bering Sea on Easter morning, March 23, 2008. Several Guardians participated in the filming –

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Waesche welcomed to new home

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Harrison, a food service specialist, embraces his son after arriving in Alameda, Calif., Feb. 28, 2010. Harrison, a crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, was part of the cutter’s initial voyage to its new homeport at Coast Guard Island. The Waesche is the Coast Guard’s second

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Guardian of the Week – LTs Hannah Bealon and Randall Black

Lt. Black was awarded the Department of Defense African American History Month Recognition Award, last week in Atlanta. (Coast Guard photo) Lt. Bealon was awarded the Department of Defense African American History Month Recognition Award, last week in Atlanta. ( Photo courtesy of Lt. Bealon) Last Wednesday Lieutenants Randall Black and Hannah Bealon where recognized

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Duck Hunt – Lt. Pritchard’s last flight

Lt. Pritchard prepares for takeoff. (Coast Guard photo) In our first post in this series, we gave you an overview of the crash of the Grumman Duck in Greenland during WWII and the efforts to find the missing crew.  The effort to recover the two MIA Coast Guardsmen is exciting all by itself but there

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Duck Hunt – The search for a missing WWII air crew

During World War II two Coast Guard aviators died in Greenland attempting to rescue a downed B-17 crew. Their bodies were never recovered but 67 years later the search is on and investigators are hot on the case, hopeful to bring the missing heroes home next year.

“Rescue Men” – The story of the Pea Island Surfmen

Click on the image to watch a trailer of the documentary, “Rescue Men – the story of the Pea Island Surfmen.” “Rescue Men – The story of the Pea Island Surfmen” is a 90-minute documentary about to be released recognizing the extraordinary historical significance of the Pea Island Lifesaving Station. “Station 17” was manned by

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