Posted 1 day ago

inesgvl:

Old Woman and the U.S. Coast Guard as seen from Pier 39 in San Francisco.

That’s my ship!!

Posted 4 days ago

deakens:

Perfect form on the leap!

Posted 4 days ago

hanspanzer:

USCGC Hamilton (WMSL-753

Posted 1 week ago
Robin Williams was a great supporter of our troops. May he rest in peace. We left behind are eternally grateful for the laughs, tears, and emotions he brought to a generation of people.

Robin Williams was a great supporter of our troops. May he rest in peace. We left behind are eternally grateful for the laughs, tears, and emotions he brought to a generation of people.

Posted 2 weeks ago

In Celebration of Coast Guard Day…

Share with me your greatest Sea Stories! Let me know when you caught a drug runner, when you broke into McMurdo, or when you pulled a drowning person from the water.

What is your greatest sea story? I’ll share the best ones here.

Happy Coast Guard Day!

Posted 2 weeks ago

sixfrigates:

Tomorrow is Coast Guard Day.  On August 4, 1790 the United States Revenue Cutter Service was founded.  The Cutter Service would go on to become the U.S. Coast Guard.  Tomorrow’s posts will be dedicated to this illustrious service.

As part of the day’s events I want to ask you if you have served.  Do you have any stories to share or know someone who does?  Send them to me and I’ll reblog them and share them with the rest of tumblr.  Sound good?

Posted 2 weeks ago
Posted 2 weeks ago

greatestgeneration:

German trawler trapped in Arctic ice floes found by Coast Guard in radio base search— Caught in a death trap between grinding ice floes, this Nazi trawler was found by Coast Guardsmen during ten weeks of action that led to the capture of another brand new enemy trawler, the scuttling of a third, the capture of 60 Nazis and the destruction of two German radio-weather stations. This ship was found deserted on Greenland’s east coast. Coast Guardsmen seized large piles of ammunition and food supplies, near the vessel which was four miles from an abandoned radio shanty. The Coast Guard landing party hiked more than 15 miles through tortuous, twisting ice trails to cover the four miles to the ship, which had been burned out before the enemy left it. The Coast Guard cutter Northland is in the background.

U.S. Navy Official photograph, Gift of Charles Ives, from the collection of The National World War II Museum

Posted 1 month ago
How do the formal dances work? Is it only for upperclassmen?
sorrythatwasrudeofme asked

Hey! Sorry for the delay, I’ve been quite busy with work lately. Formals are pretty straight forward. There are a couple each year. The winter formal is open to any cadet at the Academy, it’s typically held in early to mid december. Then each class has their own specific formal in the spring. Every cadet is required to attend at least one formal a year.

Posted 1 month ago

Sunset while on duty aboard USCGC POLAR STAR (WAGB 10)

Posted 1 month ago

everestless:

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadets Second Class Aurimas Juodka, left, and Sheila Bertrand with prospective cadet, or ‘swab,’ Kevin Lennox at Bravo Company’s reporting-in day. Monday began the seven-week ‘Swab Summer’ for the class of 2018, in New London, Conn., where 250 prospective cadets start the program designed to indoctrinate them to the military life. Associated Press
Posted 1 month ago
If they're not a cadre, what do the 1st, 2nd, etc do during the summers? Is it only they're incoming year that they don't have a full summer vacation? When does the school year usually end at the Academy? And what was your experience with Swab Summer like? Would you say letters help? If you can't tell, I have a friend currently starting his journey with the Academy. Anything else I should know?
nikkiwikkink asked

Hey, sorry for the delay, I just got back off leave for a classmate’s wedding. I figured I would just answer your questions here in bullet points:

  • They will never have a full sumer vacation. Every summer is a training opportunity. Their first summer is “boot camp.” Their second summer is spent experiencing life as a junior enlisted person and on EAGLE. Their third summer is spent being cadre to the incoming Swabs (Doing all the yelling) and the fourth summer is spent back in the fleet training to be Junior Officers. They will get about 3 weeks off during each summer other than the first though.
  • School year ends in mid-may where they then head out to their respective units/training.
  • My experience with Swab Summer was the same as everyone else’s… its absolutely terrible while you’re doing it, and then afterwards, the only thing you can remember were all the “hilarious” things that happened.
  • Letters are definitely helpful.
  • Be supportive and realize when he comes home for the first time, he’s going to be weird. He’s going to be different, and he’s going to tell stories that he thinks are absolutely hilarious, but which to you will sound quite… dumb. It’s one of those “you had to be there” things.

As always, if anyone has any questions, I’ll do my best to answer those I”m knowledgable about, and direct you towards resources for those that I’m not.

Posted 1 month ago

deakens:

Set the buoy! Even volcanic eruptions won’t stop USCG cutter Hickory from getting the job done.

Posted 1 month ago

braksandwich:

Coast Guard Tall Ship

Posted 1 month ago

ultradjgirl:

Great video with all the #armedforces #army #navy #airforce #marines #coastguard songs Armed Forces Medley: http://youtu.be/bDF6GQSd7yc