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Coast Guard Heroes: Oliver F. Berry

Chief Machinist’s Mate Berry became one of the world’s first helicopter maintenance specialists. A distinguished expert mechanic on original Coast Guard aircraft including landplanes and seaplanes as well as helicopters, he was lead instructor at the very first U.S. military helicopter training unit, the Rotary Wing Development Unit…

Coast Guard Heroes: William C. Hart

Rescued Crew from the Tug Thomas Tracy

In November 1926, CG-213, with Hart in charge, stood out toward Absecon Bar to assist the stranded tug Thomas Tracy. Owing to the prevailing heavy seas, accompanied by a 70-mile gale, it was found necessary for the crew to abandon ship.

Coast Guard Heroes: Benjamin A. Bottoms

Benjamin Bottoms eagerly volunteered to accompany the pilot, Lt. John A. Pritchard, of the cutter’s plane on the hazardous rescue flight. Though no one ever before had successfully landed a plane on the ice cap, the two men were confident that the rescue could be accomplished.

He is our hero. We are his legacy.


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.

Guardians of the Week – The Udland Family

The Udland family, 2009 Coast Guard Family of the Year, takes a break after a tour of the White House, Oct. 28, 2009. From left to right: Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Udland, daughter Sierra, 15, sons Michael, 15, and Michael, 12 and wife Shannon. Not pictured is daughter Austyn, 10 months old. (U.S. Coast

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ItCG- Ice breakers a priority, a Silver Life Saving medal, repatriated migrants

ItCG (In the Coast Guard) posts are a daily feature in the Coast Guard Compass to cover media reports and blog pieces of interest. Ice breakers are a top priority for the Coast Guard when it comes to our emerging role in the Arctic, the Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen told an audience (mostly

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ItCG-Stories honoring WWII veterans, the Saturday image a veteran returns to France

Today it seems fitting to focus on the Coast Guard veterans who participated in the invasions of D-Day which happened 65 years ago today. The Coast Guard, which was serving as a part of the Navy during the conflict, fought hard along side the other American service members, as Coast Guardsmen have been fighting in

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Guardians of the Week- Off Duty Guardians to the rescue

Image of a rescue. RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. 25 February 2008 — A Coast Guard HH-65 Helicopter for Air Station Los Angeles searches for a man that was swept out to sea off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes late on the night of the 24th. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Tina Epperson) This week

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Guardian of the Week- The Coast Guard Families

On Fridays we are going to be featuring a Coast Guard hero, the “Guardian of the Week”. This will be someone who has done something that makes them stand out, saving a life, a great achievement in their field, doing something that made a mission a success, etc. At the top of the page you

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