Tag: Admiral Russell R. Waesche

The Long Blue Line: local enforcer to global responder—nearly 230 years of Coast Guard evolution!

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, April 21, 2010. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors April 21. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon's 126 person crew. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

In 1790, Alexander Hamilton established a small fleet of coastal law enforcement vessels to patrol off East Coast seaports. Over the next 228 years, the service experienced rapid growth in its geographic area of responsibility, mandated missions, and organization through mergers with other maritime services, reorganizations, and transfers from one federal agency to another. These frequent changes demanded remarkable flexibility and resourcefulness of the Coast Guard. The service has lived-up to its motto Semper Paratus by adapting and evolving to meet the nation’s changing needs emerging as a global responder known and respected at home and abroad.

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche joins the fleet

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche man the rails during the ship’s commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sherri Eng) The Coast Guard commissioned the second National Security Cutter, CGC Waesche, last Friday in Alameda. Named after Coast Guard legend Admiral Russell Waesche, who served as Commandant of

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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 – LT Jacob Katz

WASHINGTON-Lt. Jacob Katz, a reserve officer at Coast Guard Sector Guam, is presented the Reserve Officer Association Outstanding Junior Officer Award for 2009 by Rear Adm. Daniel May, Director of Reserve and Leadership, in Washington, D.C., February 9 before the official ceremony the following day. Photo courtesy of Eric Minton. Today is the 69th anniversary

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