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Coast Guard’s Greatest Recsue

| February 18, 2021 | 7 Comments
Coast Guard’s Greatest Recsue

SS Pendleton Nearly seventy years ago SS Pendleton, a T2-SE-A1 class oil tanker came to grief bound for Boston, Massachusetts. She encountered a powerful Nor’easter storm generating waves up to 70 feet in height, and basically broke in half. Most of the crew was able to evacuate to the stern section, which amazingly still had […]

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Valor Friday

| January 1, 2021 | 19 Comments
Valor Friday

When researching past heroes, it’s common to see a phrase like “most decorated soldier” of a particular war, but what exactly does that mean? It’s largely open to some interpretation. Both the Army and the Air Force have point based systems in place for awards and decorations when it comes time to promote to certain […]

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Capsized Car Carrier Starts Lift

| November 29, 2020 | 17 Comments
Capsized Car Carrier Starts Lift

Capsized Car Carrier MV Golden Ray The MV Golden Ray is a 200-meter-long car carrier that capsized on 8 September 2019 in St. Simons Sound near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia, United States. She was declared a total loss, and is being removed as scrap. On Saturday, September 8, 2019, Golden Ray capsized within […]

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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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