The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard operations during the Persian Gulf War

Units and personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor services have served with distinction in every major American conflict since the founding of the United States. The Persian Gulf War proved no exception to this rule.


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Week in the life of the Coast Guard: Weekend

It may be the weekend but the mission continues! This weekend’s images include the service’s 223rd birthday celebration and a glimpse of our sentinel’s overseas.


ADM Papp aboard CGC Aquidneck

Adm. Papp spends Thanksgiving in Bahrain with Coast Guardsmen, meets with U.S. and Bahraini officials

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp visited Bahrain last week, the second leg of a series of official visits to meet with partner organizations and Coast Guardsmen stationed or deployed overseas.


PSU 309 Homecoming

End of an era

Closing out nearly 10 years of Coast Guard operations supporting Task Group 56.5 in the Northern Persian Gulf, the Coast Guard was released from its operational responsibilities providing security around Kuwait Naval Base. Shortly after a small ceremony, Sept. 24, Port Security Unit 309 flew halfway around the world to demobilize and return to their home base at Port Clinton, Ohio.


What a mess… again

After nearly 45 years of service to the nation, Coast Guard Cutter Dallas is being decommissioned. From performing naval gunfire support missions off Vietnam to being the command ship during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift, Dallas has truly seen it all. […]