Posted 2 weeks ago

deakens:

CGC Stratton makes Kodiak port call on its trip to Barrow.

Posted 2 weeks ago

The US Coast Guard remembers Alexander Hamilton

theahasociety:

The official blog of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary recently posted about the Coast Guard’s participation at the 210th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton’s funeral. The event was held at Trinity Church in New York City on July 14, 2014 as part of CelebrateHAMILTON.

Auxiliarist, Louis DiLeo singing the Star Spangled banner in front of Hamilton's grave in New York City on July 14th, 2014. Auxiliarist, Louis DiLeo singing the Star Spangled banner in front of Hamilton's grave in New York City on July 14th, 2014.Auxiliarist Louis DiLeo…

Posted 2 weeks ago

just-a-misplaced-misfit:

Graduated from boot camp today. It was a hard amazing journey. Here’s my favorite and funniest company commander (drill instructor) USCG

Congratulations and Welcome to the fleet!

Posted 2 weeks ago

You have to wonder if it's really worth it

uscginger:

As a cadet, I had always joked that football should’ve been traded in for rugby; it was obvious that the rugby club team was more successful than the varsity football team, why did we spend so much time/money on one sport when there were so many others to support, etc. 

But this article is really insulting on multiple fronts. 

One, we continue to offer football due to its traditional value and noted public access. 

Two, you can’t “[bend] a heigh and weight requirement or two in the name of practicality” in the military. In case it was forgotten, the Coast Guard Academy is a military institution. Cadets aren’t there to play football, they’re there to serve as future commissioned officers, and suggesting to bend the weight standards that every Coast Guard member is held to for the sake of football season is ridiculous. 

Finally, my favorite section from this article is the criticism of less athletic cadets with the question asked:

But whom would you rather have in charge of a ship chasing the bad guys: former football linemen with the experience of hand-to-hand combat against other behemoths, or somebody who might be good at differential equations but as the athletic ability of a rhododendron?

I guess the author hasn’t heard of diversity, or the fact that differential equations is required for practically every major at CGA (Bachelors of Science, not Arts), or that hand-to-hand combat maybe isn’t that applicable to being a deck watch officer, engineering officer, sector officer, or pilot.

Which is the whole point of the Academy. Not winning football games. 

Posted 1 month ago

deakens:

CGC Stratton makes Kodiak port call on its trip to Barrow.

Posted 1 month ago

goodcopbearcop:

Coast Guard Flyby. 

Posted 1 month ago
just-a-misplaced-misfit:

Hello followers. Still at boot camp. Got my phone for liberty for a little. 13 days til graduation!!! Wish me luck. I’m going to cape canaveral Florida for 4 years at a small boat station!

just-a-misplaced-misfit:

Hello followers. Still at boot camp. Got my phone for liberty for a little. 13 days til graduation!!! Wish me luck. I’m going to cape canaveral Florida for 4 years at a small boat station!

Posted 1 month ago

thats-that-stress:

2009. USCG Plane. MacDill AFB.

Posted 1 month ago

inesgvl:

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

That’s my ship!!

Posted 1 month ago

deakens:

Perfect form on the leap!

Posted 1 month ago

hanspanzer:

USCGC Hamilton (WMSL-753

Posted 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago