USS Sea Cloud and Joseph Jenkins

Mapping the way to equality

National African American History Month, celebrated in the U.S. during February, is an international annual observance for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African people living outside the continent of Africa. The Coast Guard honors those who have faced adversity and overcome not just this month, but every month as Coast Guardsmen face peril in emergency situations every day keeping our waters safe.


Memorial

He is our hero. We are his legacy.

This blog entry comes from a recruit who attended the building dedication aboard Training Center Cape May for Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, who died during combat operations off the coast of Iraq. The ceremony was held today, the 13th anniversary of Bruckenthal’s graduation from basic training. Seaman Recruit Johnson was tasked with holding Bruckenthal’s company flag. Johnson’s company was also in attendance to the ceremony and they recited The Coast Guard Ethos. This is his story from that day.


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A Bear of a sea story

Written by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Frederick, Atlantic Area public affairs. Coast Guard Cutter Bear fittingly celebrated 30 years of commissioned service with a recent return to homeport after a successful eight-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Bear is the oldest […]


Vice Adm. Brown

African American History Month: VADM Manson Brown

Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, […]


Capt. Wilk

African American History Month: CAPT Bobby Wilks

Written by William Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian In the United States Coast Guard, there are thousands of highly motivated men and women doing extraordinary things. These are the kind of personnel who have steered the service throughout its […]


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African American History Month: Carrying on a proud tradition

Written by Lt. Bryan Brownlee, Aviation Training Center Mobile February is African American History Month which represents a period of reflection on the contributions of African Americans throughout our Nation’s history. These important contributions have also helped fuel the prosperity […]


Gail Jackson

African American History Month: Gail Jackson

Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, […]


LTJG Holmes

African American History Month: LTJG La’Shanda Holmes

Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, […]


Master Chief Patton

African American History Month: Master Chief Vincent Patton

Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, […]