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Coast Guard Unicorn Redux

| September 29, 2020 | 12 Comments
Coast Guard Unicorn Redux

Unicorn Rescued From Shark Attack Posted here earlier, the crew of USCGC Kimball were enjoying swim call in the middle of the Pacific Ocean when an uninvited guest swam up to investigate. The intruder was spotted by the Shark Watch, Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist First Class Cintron, who opened fire on the Mako. He managed […]

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Military services working to remove all identifying information from promotions processes

| September 25, 2020 | 64 Comments
Military services working to remove all identifying information from promotions processes

ninja sends us this article from Stars and Stripes.  Top leaders for each of the Defense Department’s military services are working to remove all personal identifying information from promotions packets, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. The top uniformed officers and the civilian secretaries of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force have […]

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Feds ask court to uphold Coast Guard officer’s sentence

| September 7, 2020 | 7 Comments
Feds ask court to uphold Coast Guard officer’s sentence

We talked about former Lieutenant Hasson here; Coast Guard officer plotted to ‘murder innocent civilians’ and Such a Jerk. It looks like he previously pled guilty to some of the charges (though not specifically a terrorism charge) and was sentenced to 13 years due to an enhancement for terrorism. Now his lawyers believe the judge misapplied […]

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Well, if it’s for the veterans, I have to buy one. It’s my civic duty!

| September 1, 2020 | 12 Comments
Well, if it’s for the veterans, I have to buy one. It’s my civic duty!

Pin Ups for Vets has released their 2021 calendar. The calendar filled with lovely ladies in retro 40’s garb is to raise money to benefit hospitalized veterans. All of the models in the calendars are themselves veterans. Thus far they’ve donated $70,000. Normally the gals would be on a 50-state VA hospital tour this time […]

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Shoot sharks, save lives, see the world

| August 28, 2020 | 9 Comments
Shoot sharks, save lives, see the world

This should be the new recruiting motto for the US Coast Guard. The crew of USCGC Kimball were taking a well earned break. The skipper had rewarded them with a swim call, where everyone jumps into the ocean and it’s party time. I understand for those nautically inclined service members this is a big deal. […]

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New ID cards coming for retirees, dependents

| August 28, 2020 | 18 Comments
New ID cards coming for retirees, dependents

For the first time in almost 30 years, the DOD is changing the ID card. It looks a lot like the CAC many will be familiar with, but is for those who do not rate a CAC. From the DOD; The Department of Defense is transitioning from its current paper-based Uniformed Services Identification (USID) card […]

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US Navy taking billions from drug traffickers

| August 17, 2020 | 11 Comments
US Navy taking billions from drug traffickers

Stars and Stripes reports that since April 1st the USN has been taking part in anti-drug running operations hand-in-hand with the US Coast Guard in the Caribbean and in the Pacific. The operations are collecting massive amounts of drugs from cartel sources before they can arrive in the US. The picture above shows; More than […]

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Coasties earn awards for rescuing firefighters

| August 13, 2020 | 7 Comments
Coasties earn awards for rescuing firefighters

Stemming from an incident last September, four men of the US Coast Guard have received medals for their part in rescuing two injured firefighters. The firefighters were battling the Middle Fire in northern California. They’d been injured by falling rocks and were reported to have serious head, neck, and back injuries. The US Forest Service […]

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