Tag: Robert Parker

War of 1812: Their legacy our heritage

Two hundred years ago, the United States, independent for less than 30 years, went to war with Great Britain to preserve its economy, its way of life and its independence. Beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2015, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard will commemorate the bicentennial of the War of

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The manners of our profession: remembering lives that ended tragically and too soon

Yesterday marked 32 years since the sinking of Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn. Twenty-three of the Blackthorn’s 50 crewmembers lost their lives during the Coast Guard’s worst peacetime disaster, and a memorial inscribed with the names of the crewmembers that perished now stands two miles north of the accident site. Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, Atlantic

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Coastie for a day, hero forever

Rescue swimmers from Coast Guard Aviation Center Mobile show Luke Wiedeman how to properly inflate his life jacket. Crewmembers from ATC Mobile worked with the Mobile chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help Luke realize his dream of becoming a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann.

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Maritime forces at work

Canada’s Halifax-Class patrol frigates, HMCS Toronto and HMCS Calgary recently participated in Operation Caribbe. HMCS Toronto, depicted here, operates out of her home port of Halifax, N.S. Formation Imaging Services photo by Royal Canadian Navy Cpl. Peter Reed. Whenever a Coast Guard boatcrew conducts a drug-enforcement patrol or an aircrew flies over one of our

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Forward deployed: Africa bound

CGC Forward deploys to Africa

A Liberian coast guard member demonstrates a front snap kick as part of law enforcement training aboard Coast Guard Cutter Forward May 26, 2011. Six Liberian coast guard members joined Forward’s deployment on an African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership mission in an effort to increase resident host nation capabilities and to build maritime safety and

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