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Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Dessert: Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

1 hour 56 min ago
Pumpkin pie is great but sometimes it's nice to try new variations on pumpkin desserts. We've already shared with you recipes for an appetizer, salad, side dish and how to roast and slice a turkey. Now it's time for dessert. Impress your family and friends this Thanksgiving with this pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake with salted caramel sauce that our culinary specialists have beautifully demonstrated for us. Happy Thanksgiving!
Categories: Marine Safety

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Petty Officer 1st Class Walter Kendall, Auxiliarists Robert and Patti Brody

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:12
The 37th Annual Salute to the Coast Guard was held Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City, to honor Coast Guard heroics from around the country. The evening honored Petty Officer 1st Class Walter Kendall, a boatswains mate at Coast Guard Station Erie, and Coast Guard Auxiliarists Robert and Patti Brody of Coast Guard Station Rochester who received the Foundation’s National Award for Heroism.
Categories: Marine Safety

The Long Blue Line: Lt. John Farrell McGourty in WWI

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:57
Lt. John McGourty, 36, was a career Coast Guardsman, serving 13 years. He was also a father and a husband who lost his life when a German submarine sank Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, killing all 138 people aboard, off the coast of Wales just weeks before World War I ended in 1918.
Categories: Marine Safety

Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:53
Preparing a turkey for friends and family can seem intimidating but our Coast Guard culinary specialists have broken down how to make a roasted turkey that can be shared during Military Family Appreciation Month and/or Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
Categories: Marine Safety

Adm. Zukunft Testifies Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:21
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today to discuss Coast Guard Search and Rescue and its response to the 2017 Hurricanes. The Commandant began his testimony stating that the Coast […]
Categories: Marine Safety

Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Wild mushroom, walnut and sausage dressing

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:11
There's nothing better that goes with a Thanksgiving turkey than stuffing. Here's a Coast Guard take on stuffing to make for your family and friends this Thanksgiving and/or Military Family Month celebrations.
Categories: Marine Safety

Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation: Arctic Navigational Safety Information System

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:00
Mariners face a multitude of hazards in the Arctic. The extensive seasonal melting of sea ice, reduction of multi-year ice and increase in first-year ice throughout the Arctic has generated an increase in maritime traffic. To help mitigate some of the risks associated with that increase, the Coast Guard has partnered with the Marine Exchange of Alaska (MXAK) to provide critical navigational safety information to Arctic mariners via digital means.
Categories: Marine Safety

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Petty Officer 2nd Class Cassandra Kintzley

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:00
With a sharp eye and soft hand, Petty Officer 2nd Class Cassandra Kintzley trains Coast Guard men and women who enforce maritime laws, and protect Northeast ports and waterways. Her delicate instructing style helps ease newcomers’ nerves on the range. Her goal is not only teaching people to shoot, but to instill necessary confidence when using a weapon.
Categories: Marine Safety

The Long Blue Line: Commodore Barry and the Battle of Little River

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:00
Revenue Cutter Commodore Barry defended the American freedom against units of the Royal Navy off the coast of Maine. This was the first of many wartime encounters between revenue cutters and the enemy in which brave cuttermen were vastly outnumbered and outgunned yet fought bravely nonetheless.
Categories: Marine Safety

Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Slaw

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:19
While you're planning your menus for Thanksgiving, take a look at what our Coast Guard culinary specialists whipping up for the holidays. This is perfect for sharing with friends and family during Military Family Month, too!
Categories: Marine Safety

A higher caliber of skill

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:50
This year the Alaska National hosted 11 four-person teams and a few individual shooters for The Adjutant General Match, an annual marksmanship competition, held on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 8-10, 2017. The Coast Guard brought a four-man team composed of members from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage.
Categories: Marine Safety

Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Maple Bacon Baked Brie

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 13:34
Throughout the month of November, we are sharing a series of recipes prepared by Coast Guard culinary specialists in Petaluma, California. These are perfect for sharing with family and friends as we celebrate Military Family Appreciation Month and Thanksgiving.
Categories: Marine Safety

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard ice operations

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:19
For 150 years, the Coast Guard and its ancestor agencies have played a vital role in Alaska and the Arctic. The service’s ice operations provide the U.S. with the capability to support national interests in ice-bound waters, including the movement of maritime transportation, search and rescue, law enforcement, environmental protection and the pursuit of marine science. The service continues to make an impact in Alaska and Arctic waters and the Coast Guard’s ice operations mission remains as important as ever.
Categories: Marine Safety

24th Fast Response Cutter commissioned, begins watch over Hawaiian Islands

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:59
The Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry is the first of three operational fast response cutters to be commissioned in Hawaii. The FRCs are named after Coast Guard enlisted heroes and replace the 110-foot Island-class patrol boats.
Categories: Marine Safety

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard chaplains during 2017 hurricane season

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 08:00
Day in and day out, rain or shine, Coast Guard chaplains are ready and there to walk through the physical, emotional, and spiritual storms people face with a ministry of presence. Chaplains from across the country, particularly from the Coast Guard's 7th and 8th Districts provided support to Coast Guard families evacuated and displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria during the 2017 hurricane season. Coast Guard chaplains live by the saying, “Where it matters, when it matters, with what matters.”
Categories: Marine Safety

The Long Blue Line: Cutters Sea Cloud and Hoquiam—Barrier-breaking ships in U.S. Desegregation

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 08:58
In 1943, the Coast Guard-manned USS Sea Cloud had served as the federal government’s first deliberate test of desegregation aboard a U.S. ship. A year later, USS Hoquiam followed suit in barrier-breaking efforts allowing white and black crew members to serve in various capacities, share sleeping quarters and eat at the same mess table. This opened the door for black Coast Guard members to reach new heights including commanding cutters.
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