July 1, 2022

The Long Blue Line: The journalist rating

From wartime communications PAs tell our service's story

June 6, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Katmai—Part I. America’s worst volcanic eruption and the Revenue Cutter’s humanitarian response

The Revenue Cutter Service was one of the agencies that combined to create to the U.S. Coast Guard. This is their story

June 3, 2022

The Long Blue Line: D-Day, 1944—MoMM2 Swierc and the heroic saviors of CG-16

The night of the invasion was unbelievable. There was a continuous flash of light in the sky and we could hear the bombs. It was nonstop fire.   - Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Mike SwiercNearly 80 years have passed since Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Michael J. Swierc served on the Coast Guard Cutter CG-16 off Utah Beach during the

Officers & crew of Coast Guard Destroyer BEALE
A picture of future-Commandant then-Lieutenant Russell R. Waesche, Sr.
USCG Destroyer Beale, CG-9
Engineroom Force of CGC PONTCHARTRAIN, 1929
Coast Guardsmen
"Crew of the Patrol Boat CG-237. 4-14-[19]26."
A photo of a Board of Coast Guard Officers convened by Admiral F. C. Billard to formulate plans for an anti-smuggling campaign. Reading from left to right - Commander L. C. Covell; Captain W. H. Munter and Commander L.C. Farwell. 8-21-23.
Commandant (RADM F.C. Billard) and administrative staff, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, October 27, 1928.
A photograph of U.S. Coast Guard Base 4 in New London, CT, circa late 1920s (scan provided courtesy of Laurie Friel, the granddaughter of Coast Guardsman Clifford Gardner who served during Prohibition.
A photo of Coast Guard Destroyer (CG-23) TUCKER, date unknown.

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