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Geotraces 2015: Chiefs of the Arctic realm

Geotraces 2015: Chiefs of the Arctic realm

On Sept. 6, three Coast Guard Cutter Healy crewmembers walked down the ship’s brow onto a large ice floe at the North Pole. Twenty-two of their shipmates followed. The Arctic wind was howling, bringing the temperature down to a biting negative seven degrees. In spite of the environment, these three stood proudly in their service dress bravos as their shipmates pinned anchors to their collars, bestowing upon them the title of indoctrinated chief petty officer.

Participation needed, Revisions coming to EPME requirements

“As the principal ones impacted by any change to the EPME system, polling our current enlisted workforce is an absolutely critical step in improving the process,” said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell. “I look forward to seeing the results of the survey and the direction those results take us.”

First female rescue swimmer promoted to chief petty officer

Chief Petty Officer Karen Voorhees

Chief Petty Officer Karen Voorhees is the first woman to advance to chief petty officer in the rate of aviation survival technician since women were integrated into Coast Guard active duty service in 1973.

Shipmate of the Week – DCC Dennis Amerson

DCC Amerson

Chief Petty Officer Dennis Amerson, fire chief at the Coast Guard Fire Department at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, talks to the fire team on the radio during a drill at the yard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg. Written by Lt. j.g. Stephen Henderson, Yard Facilities management department.

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Shipmate of the Week – BMC Keith Cupples

Written by Lt. Jon Bernhardt, seaward security officer, Commander Task Group 56.5. Chief Petty Officer Keith Cupples, a reservist with Port Security Unit 305. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The Coast Guard’s chief petty officer charge says as a chief, “It is now required that you be the fount of wisdom, the ambassador of good will,

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Preserving a national treasure

With over 50 years of service around the world, Coast Guard Cutter Ingham is a quintessential portrait of Coast Guard history from 1936 to 1988. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum & National Historic Landmark. At the heart of Old Town Key West, Fla., nestled alongside a pier at Truman Waterfront, is

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What a mess…

After nearly 45 years of service to the nation, Coast Guard Cutter Dallas is being decommissioned. From performing naval gunfire support missions off Vietnam to being the command ship during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift, Dallas has truly seen it all. As Dallas is decommissioned, a new fleet of national security cutters are coming on the

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Adm. Papp on the role of the chief

Adm. Papp

The United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association held their 43rd Annual Convention in Daytona, Fla., from August 15 to 19. At their annual convention, chiefs and their retired counterparts meet to discuss issues facing Coast Guard leadership over the past year and work towards solutions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd

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Shipmate of the Week – AMTC Troy Brevik

AMTC Brevik

Petty Officer 1st Class Troy Brevik, before his meritorious advancement to chief petty officer, examines an engine on an MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. Situated on the western edge of Alaska’s Baranof Island is the seaside town of

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