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The Long Blue Line: Keeper Charles Anderson — defender of Fort Point Lighthouse during worst natural disaster

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The men and women of the Lighthouse Service manned the lights in all sorts of sea and weather conditions and not only served in harm’s way, but lived in harm’s way. During the 1900 Great Galveston Hurricane, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, keeper Charles DeWitt Anderson maintained the Fort Point Lighthouse until the ferocious storm extinguished the flame.

Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014: Weekend

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Carrington uses a thermal imager to detect heat sources while Petty Officer 3rd Class Donald Delach mans a fire hose during firefighting training aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy while underway near Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2014. Crew members aboard Coast Guard vessels train regularly to mitigate a variety of potential shipboard emergencies, including fire and flooding. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.

This Weekend is the final post for the Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014 series. We hope you enjoyed seeing and reading about your Coast Guard in action, as well as a typical week for us. What did you learn about the Coast Guard this week? What would like to know more about? You may contact us through Facebook or email us as well. We appreciate it!

Shipmate of the Week – BM2 Ryan Anderson

Friday, January 7, 2011

BM2 Anderson

This is the first post in our new series entitled “Shipmate of the Week” that will highlight contributions of active, reserve, veteran, civilian, auxiliary, and family members of the United States Coast Guard. We look forward to bringing you a […]

Coast Guard sponsored musher takes 4th in Iditarod

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When the 2010 Iditarod came to a close, Coast Guard sponsored musher Ken Anderson added another top-5 finish to his storied racing career and the Coast Guard added a new kind of hero to its ranks. After suffering what should […]

Who cares for the sled dogs who drop out of the Iditarod?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Last week we received a comment on the Coast Guard Compass about the Iditarod and the treatment of the sled dogs involved in the epic 1,150 mile race across some of the toughest terrain in Alaska. Since then, in addition to keeping tabs on […]

Coast Guard sponsored musher on the move in Iditarod

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Coast Guard sponsored musher Ken Anderson is making waves and shaking things up as the 2010 Iditarod nears the end. Click here to read an Anchorage Daily News update on the race and the strategy behind Ken’s surge which currently […]

Latest from the Iditarod

Friday, March 12, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that as of this posting Coast Guard sponsored musher Ken Anderson has moved into tenth place as he continues his epic journey across Alaska’s toughest terrain in the 2010 Iditarod. Here is the latest update from […]

Coast Guard sponsored musher on course in 2010 Iditarod

Monday, March 8, 2010

Coast Guard sponsored musher Ken Anderson is on course in the 2010 Iditarod – known as “the last great race on EARTH.” As of the writing of this blog post, Ken is in 49th place among the 71 teams of […]

2010 Iditarod Begins Tomorrow

Friday, March 5, 2010

The 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off this weekend and we will be following Coast Guard sponsored racer, Ken Anderson. Anderson is a nine-year Iditarod veteran who has finished the race in the top five twice, with his […]

The “Last Great Race on Earth”

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Coast Guard is sponsoring Ken Anderson, a nine-year Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran, during the 2010 Iditarod race. “The Coast Guard has a proud history here in Alaska,” said Cmdr. Darryl Verfaillie, commanding officer at Marine Safety Unit […]

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