Tag: U.S. Army

The Long Blue Line: Quentin Walsh’s long, colorful career

Capt. Quentin Walsh experienced one of the most colorful careers in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. From chasing rumrunners, to enforcing whale treaties, planning D-Day operations and liberating a port during World War II, Walsh made his mark on our service.

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.

Armed Forces Recreation Centers: Vacation and value

Are you looking to go on a vacation – and save some cash? Look no further! The U.S. Army Installation Management Command operates affordable joint service resorts, known as the Armed Forces Recreation Centers. As part of the U.S. Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, these resorts offer a full range of opportunities for rest and relaxation.

‘Nothing less than full victory’

Reflecting

Seventy years ago today 160,000 allied troops put their lives on the line in defense of freedom. Collectively they have been recognized for decades as The Greatest Generation. Today we bring you the stories of four members who would accept “nothing less than full victory.”

Shipmate of the Week – SN Cody Reed

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Coast Guard members display various awards, ribbons and badges they have earned throughout their careers upon their chests. From pilot wings to marine safety pins, the insignia worn on a uniform can tell you a lot about a servicemember’s career. One member, though early in his career, has something rare on his Coast Guard uniform – the coveted Army Air Assault Badge.

Honor Flight: Welcoming American heroes to DC

Welcome

The Honor Flight Network brings senior veterans to Washington free of charge to see, for the first time, the monuments for the wars they fought in, with priority given to veterans from World War II and veterans who are terminally ill.

Bringing Eleanor home

Eleanor

On paper, it’s referred to as a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, one of the 281,000 built since the Humvee’s adoption by the U.S. military in 1985. To friends and historians, the sand-colored military vehicle is known instead as Eleanor II, and she’s one of a kind. She not only symbolizes the Coast Guard’s quiet contributions to the war in Afghanistan, but this particular Humvee also represents the layered connections between history, family and military service.

Shipmate of the Week – AUX Don Goff

Potomac

Auxiliarist Don Goff has been supporting Station Washington and the surrounding area for more than five years in a variety of roles and responsibilities. Crewmembers at Station Washington, like all boat stations across the country, stand watch, rain or shine, hot or cold, 365 days a year. They remain ready to respond at a moment’s notice, and Goff helps them maintain that readiness with his expertise, particularly in communications.

Shipmate of the Week – MSTC Jessica Snyder

MSTC Jessica Snyder

Chief Petty Officer Jessica Snyder, the 2012 Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year, gives remarks at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. How does a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice end up in Iraq assigned to a U.S. Army transportation battalion? She volunteers

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Coast Guard trains with the A-Team

Members of the U.S. Army's 7th Special Forces Group jump out of an Coast Guard aircraft for a training exercise near Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Fla. The training exercise was the first of its kind between the Coast Guard and the Army. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.

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