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2012 Videos of the Year: Cutter Dallas gunnery exercise

Cutter Dallas featured image

Our video of the year nominee today showcases the weaponry aboard Coast Guard Cutter Dallas in one of the last gunnery exercises this vessel performed before being decommissioned. The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2013. Tomorrow we will publish our final video of the contest. Make sure to

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Dallas’ everlasting impact

After nearly 45 years of service to the nation, Coast Guard Cutter Dallas has been decommissioned. We’ve shared with you stories from their last patrol, tales from the chief’s mess and even a note from the cutter’s last commanding officer. Dallas has seen thousands of men and women aboard its decks, so it seems no

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Semper nostra optima

The instant the keel of a new Coast Guard cutter is laid, the ship begins the journey toward its eventual decommissioning. The Coast Guard Cutter Dallas began the voyage in the 1960s and approached that inevitable fate today as the ship sailed into homeport after its last patrol as a U.S. warship.

Farewell to Dallas – A word from the commanding officer

Endings usually stir a little melancholy. I am not talking about the end of a long deployment – which is normally reason for some celebration – but something a bit more weighty: the last patrol for a Coast Guard ship in a nearly 45-year-long career. Such is the case aboard Dallas as we sail homeward bound for the last time as a Coast Guard cutter.

What a mess… again

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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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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Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Atlantic Area

From the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf; Canada to the Caribbean Sea, the men and women of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area have served our nation well in 2011. The past year has been a challenging one with several crisis events, a new threat emerging in the Caribbean Sea and continued demands to serve the maritime community.

Ringing in the new year with rhyme: Afloat

Let freedom ring

The Coast Guard as a service embraces many traditions that binds us together and enriches our heritage. One of these maritime traditions falls but once a year, on New Year’s Eve, and allows watchstanders to show their penchant for prose as they write log entries in rhyme. Writing a log entry onboard a Coast Guard

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Ensign Cook Reports – Air Station Elizabeth City Part II

Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, The last few days I’ve been getting acquainted with the air station but I decided to focus on getting to know some of the personnel that make the air station run. One of the first people that I met at the air station was Yeoman, 1st class,

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