Tag: Master Chief Mark Allen

Remembering 9/11: Flags Across America

Sporting t-shirts with the motto, "Our heroes will not be forgotten," Flags Across America volunteers remember American Airlines Flight 77, hijacked by terrorists on 11 September 2001 and crashed into The Pentagon. Photo courtesy of retired Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Petty Officer Mark Allen.

The U.S. Coast Guard Flags Across America program, sponsored by the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association, gathers on Sept. 11 each year to honor the 184 American patriots who gave their lives on 9/11 at the Pentagon. Sporting t-shirts with the motto, “Our heroes will not be forgotten,” the Flags Across America volunteers remembered American Airlines Flight 77, hijacked by terrorists on 11 September 2001 and crashed into the Pentagon after it took off from Washington Dulles International Airport.

Flags across America

Coast Guard recruits spread out across Arlington National Cemetery as part of Flags Across America. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Patrick Kelley. As the sun rose over Arlington National Cemetery, a group of Coast Guard members and their families gathered. With steam rising from their coffee cups, they set out amongst the

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Next Coast Guard reserve force master chief ready to lead

This feature post comes to us from the Coast Guard’s 7th District and Petty Officer 3rd Class Cindy Beckert who sat down with reserve Master Chief Petty Officer Mark Allen to discuss his next leadership challenge: serving as the Coast Guard’s fifth master chief petty officer reserve force. Post written by Petty Officer 3rd Class

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