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Ringing in 2012 with rhyme: Ashore

The act of writing a ship’s log… there’s nothing special about it. Deck logs are the permanent record of day-to-day life aboard a vessel. They must include who is in command, what the status of the ship is and various other aspects of the ship’s operations. Written in all-caps, the logs are ordinary every day

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Shipmate of the Week – Master Chief Lloyd Pierce

Master Chief Pierce

Master Chief Petty Officer Lloyd Pierce, command master chief at the Coast Guard Academy, speaks after becoming the Coast Guard's Silver Ancient Mariner. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. The lore of being at sea has inspired generations of sailors since the very foundation of our country. Life aboard a

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Class of 2014 – Welcome to the corps

Class of 2014 shoulder boards

Swab summer at the Coast Guard Academy officially ended this past Monday. Of the original 295, 278 swabs were still standing and took a small but significant step towards becoming vital members of the corps of cadets as they earned the privilege of wearing their rank at a shoulder board ceremony. Fourth Class Cadet Andre

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Guardian of the Week – EMCM Vobornik

Senior Chief Petty Officer Chris Kukla, the 8th Silver Ancient Mariner, removes the distinctive lighthouse keeper's hat as Master Chief Petty Officer Richard Vobornik assumes the watch as the 9th Silver Ancient Mariner. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick) On July 17th, EMCM Richard S. Vobornik relieved GMCS Christopher C. Kukla as

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