Tag: African American History Month

The Long Blue Line: African-Americans in the U.S. Coast Guard (Part 2)

In the second part of the history of African-Americans serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, we recognize several members who have made an impact on the Coast Guard and the many firsts they have accomplished.

The Long Blue Line: African-Americans in the U.S. Coast Guard (Part 1)

The history of African-American participation in the Coast Guard and its predecessor services dates back to the very founding of the service in 1790. In over 225 years of Coast Guard history, African-Americans have been the first minority group to serve, first to fight and the first to sacrifice.

Mapping the way to equality

USS Sea Cloud and Joseph Jenkins

National African American History Month, celebrated in the U.S. during February, is an international annual observance for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African people living outside the continent of Africa. The Coast Guard honors those who have faced adversity and overcome not just this month, but every month as Coast Guardsmen face peril in emergency situations every day keeping our waters safe.

He is our hero. We are his legacy.

Memorial

This blog entry comes from a recruit who attended the building dedication aboard Training Center Cape May for Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, who died during combat operations off the coast of Iraq. The ceremony was held today, the 13th anniversary of Bruckenthal’s graduation from basic training. Seaman Recruit Johnson was tasked with holding Bruckenthal’s company flag. Johnson’s company was also in attendance to the ceremony and they recited The Coast Guard Ethos. This is his story from that day.

A Bear of a sea story

CGC Bear featured image

Revenue Cutter Bear before WWI. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Frederick, Atlantic Area public affairs. Coast Guard Cutter Bear fittingly celebrated 30 years of commissioned service with a recent return to homeport after a successful eight-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Bear is the oldest of the Famous-class medium endurance cutters

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African American History Month: VADM Manson Brown

Vice Adm. Brown

Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, the Compass has asked Coast Guard men and women about the valuable role mentoring plays

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African American History Month: CAPT Bobby Wilks

Capt. Wilk

Written by William Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian As a minority officer, Wilks led the service towards greater diversity post-World War II by breaking the color barrier in several areas of the service. U.S. Coast Guard photo. In the United States Coast Guard, there are thousands of highly motivated men and women doing extraordinary

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African American History Month: Carrying on a proud tradition

The crew of CG-2307 Lt. Eric Wilson, Lt. Bryan Brownlee, Lt. j.g. Lewis Johnson, Petty Officer 2nd Class Katrina Cooley, Petty Officer 3rd Class Sudan Hameen, and Lt. Terdell Nash. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Lt. Bryan Brownlee, Aviation Training Center Mobile February is African American History Month which represents a period of reflection

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African American History Month: Gail Jackson

Gail Jackson

Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, the Compass has asked Coast Guard men and women about the valuable role mentoring plays

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