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Coastie earns lifesaving medal

| August 4, 2020 | 6 Comments
Coastie earns lifesaving medal

We have a valor story early this week. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Victoria Vanderhaden was presented the rare Silver Lifesaving Medal this week for her actions on a beach in Long Island, NY back in 2018. You might notice that she was presented the award by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the […]

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Valor Friday

| July 24, 2020 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Coast Guard Senior Chief Terrell Horne III For today’s Valor Friday Mason brings us Senior Chief Terrell Horne III, USCG, and his remarkable heroism in the “Other” War, the War on Drugs. Mason The Korean War is often called “The Forgotten War”. Overshadowed by the much larger World War that preceded it by only five […]

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They Are Everywhere

| July 10, 2020 | 22 Comments
They Are Everywhere

  US Coast Guard Photo – Vigilant WMEC 617 Every now and then, I try to present something on the other branches of the US armed services, which includes the puddle pounders, a/k/a the Coasties and water dogs – or some such stuff. And occasionally, something happens that gets more than average attention. They were, […]

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USCGS Taney Name Change

| July 1, 2020 | 53 Comments
USCGS Taney Name Change

The USCGC Taney resides on Pier 5 along with the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse in the Inner Harbor. Additionally, the Taney participates in educational and overnight programs for all ages. Taney’s keel was laid on May 1st, 1935 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard alongside her sister ships: Campbell, Duane, and Ingham. She was built to […]

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Armed Forces Day

| May 16, 2020 | 8 Comments
Armed Forces Day

Happy AFD, TAH Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. Jeff LPH 3 sends. Armed Forces Day 2020 Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. Thanks to President Harry S. Truman, it’s a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. President Truman led the effort to establish […]

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Iran’s Gulf Harassment Incurs Ire. Update.

| April 22, 2020 | 82 Comments
Iran’s Gulf Harassment Incurs Ire. Update.

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy Gunboat Nearly a dozen Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels harassed a formation of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in the northern Persian Gulf, the Navy announced. Eleven Iranian vessels “repeatedly conducted dangerous and harassing approaches of USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60), USS […]

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Boomer’s Request Video

| January 14, 2020 | 8 Comments
Boomer’s Request Video

Boomer sends me videos as well as his famous ‘toons, but I simply don’t have the bandwidth to view, edit, and post them up. Here’s an exception to the rule. Enjoy!

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Rescue swimmer awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for swimming through hell to rescue 59 others

| December 27, 2019 | 19 Comments
Rescue swimmer awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for swimming through hell to rescue 59 others

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 28: A Coast Guard helicopter hoists a wheel chair on board after lifting a person to safety from the area that was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards […]

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