There is a long tradition in many of the armed services called the wetting down. What exactly is a wetting down? Well, there are a lot of different stories about where the tradition comes from. Here is one explanation: I n the old Navy, an officer’s commission was hand-written on heavy parchment. According to some
Quote of the day “The Coast Guard provides the best bang for the buck”- Congressmen Howard Coble. The Commandant’s post on the Coast Guard Caucus Breakfast here.
Hurricane season is here, and it is a busy time for the Coast Guard. Here are two stories about training and preparation in Florida. Story here Story here The Coast Guard is stocking up on LED Marine Lanterns for hurricane season. The LED Marine Lanterns are more environmentally friendly. Replacing the traditional lanterns with the
The MK Shop has a set of pictures up that are very fitting with yesterdays feature piece about our fleet. Side by side pictures of the engine rooms of a 378, then and now. Take a look here.
SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bertholf approaches U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eagle in the San Francisco Bay here July 23. This represents the first time the oldest built cutter and the newest built cutter in the Coast Guard have transited together. U.S.C.G. photo The Office of Acquisition has been working hard to
In the Coast Guard- June 2, 2009 As you can see the In the Coast Guard title has been shortened to ItCG (you know how we like acronyms in the Coast Guard!), there is also a bit more in the title to let you know what is in store in each post. As hurricane season
theMKShop.com is really a lot of fun to peruse and pretty informative. It isn’t just for the MKs either, anyone interested in what makes the engines in the Coast Guard run might enjoy this site. Check it out!
Station Grand Isle has a unit spotlight in the Commandant’s blog, well worth a read! Link
A 41-foot boat with 27 people onboard that was taking on water about three miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge was assisted by the Coast Guard yesterday. When the Coast Guard got onscene the vessel had some standing water but did not appear to be taking on any more, so they were escorted back
Here is your humor for this Sunday! The CGScuttlebutt comic is drawn by PA3 B. Patton.