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2020-08-04 11:24:57 AM  
Hope nothing rusts to death today
 
2020-08-04 1:52:23 PM  
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2020-08-04 1:55:06 PM  
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2020-08-04 1:55:13 PM  
Old Navy joke...
Why do you have to be at least 6 feet tall to be in The Coast Guard?
If the boat sinks you can wade ashore.

Good friend on Great Lakes Cutter. He laughs.
 
2020-08-04 1:59:23 PM  
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/good on 'em
 
2020-08-04 1:59:48 PM  
Happy birthday USCG.

You have saved lives more times than can be counted.   And you have grieved when you couldn't.
 
2020-08-04 2:00:44 PM  
Check it out Bart, the Coast Guards playin the Doobs!
 
2020-08-04 2:02:44 PM  
5 armed forces?  Do we still count the marines under the navy?  I thought they were made their own just reporting to Sec Navy.  Or do they not count Space Force?
 
2020-08-04 2:02:45 PM  
Today I learned Jeff Bridges was a Coastie.
https://coastguard.togetherweserved.c​o​m/uscg/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApps?cmd=​ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=11229

That's a lot of threads to keep straight in the Dude's head.
 
2020-08-04 2:04:39 PM  
So were is the Coast Guard when the Navy is at sea for nine months at a time?

Sleeping in the Navy married housing area.
 
2020-08-04 2:06:58 PM  
My father was in the Navy and his brother was a Marine. They'd give each other shiat all the time, but neither one said a thing about the Coast Guard. As my father once told me "they're out there every day doing the things that we just train for."
 
2020-08-04 2:07:20 PM  

ifky: [frinkiac.com image 850x637]


Something like: "Join coast guard reserve America's 23 line of defense right after the girl scouts"  or something like that.  It has been a while since I saw that episode.
 
2020-08-04 2:07:51 PM  
Official motto of the US Coast Guard
"Hey guys, we're military too! Guys? Hello?"
 
2020-08-04 2:14:57 PM  
Last Veterans Day at a big national cemetery, all the services were represented well enough to belt out their song, except for the coast guard, with two members.  We are about 100 miles from salt water.  My coast guard friend said the the US Public Health service, one of the secret uniformed services, runs hospitals used by the coast guard.    It must be strange to be a service run by the Navy during war and DHS during peace/antifa uprisings, too.
 
2020-08-04 2:15:34 PM  
I was looking at the sheet of paper in the kitchen fire extinguisher box, and it said to contact the local fire department or the Coast Guard to learn about how to use fire extinguishers.  The Coast Guard?
 
2020-08-04 2:19:50 PM  

NM Volunteer: I was looking at the sheet of paper in the kitchen fire extinguisher box, and it said to contact the local fire department or the Coast Guard to learn about how to use fire extinguishers.  The Coast Guard?


They also teach boating safety, and really don't make fun of you if you just have a 12-foot sail boat.  Some of the classes are required for licensing the bigger, expensive boats that are larger than 12-foot and are propelled by an iron genoa.
 
2020-08-04 2:20:50 PM  
I couldn't be in the Coast Guard, I'm rarely prepared.
 
2020-08-04 2:22:09 PM  

No1farker: ifky: [frinkiac.com image 850x637]

Something like: "Join coast guard reserve America's 23 line of defense right after the girl scouts"  or something like that.  It has been a while since I saw that episode.


I got ya.
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2020-08-04 2:25:52 PM  
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/retired navy
//buy a coastie a beer anytime
 
2020-08-04 2:31:04 PM  
So, in the late 70s, a huge and unexpected storm hit northern California (weather forecasting then was much sketchier).  A big fleet of salmon fishermen,including us, were caught in it.   I was asleep in my bunk down in the focsle.  I was rudely awakened by being bounced out of my bunk.   Fortunately the big crab block bounced first, so it didn't land on me.   I ran up the ladder to see what was going on and my skipper said, and I am not exaggerating "Go back to bed, I think we're sinking". He was always wrapped too tight.  :)

13 boats called for CG assistance, including us.  The seas was so rough that the part of the hull where the heat exchange was was out of the water too often.  It chewed up an impeller.  My skipper replaced that one and we continues to buck back north to get to Eureka.   That impeller also got chewed up.

The Coast Guard was very busy, so another troller managed to get a line to us.  Which involved me being tied to a line and crawling up to the bow to catch it.  Which miraculously I did.

Anyway, the 44' finally gets to us and I again get tied up and catch their line.   A couple of hours of getting our ass kicked and we approach the notorious Humboldt Bay bar.   The kid driving the 44' was so calm.  This time I am tied up with a line on the back deck to let my skipper know if we are going to broach.

About a third of a way into being towed in the bar, the Coastie says something to the effect "Skipper, the bar was just closed.  Hang on tight."  Again in the calmest voice imaginable.  It was my first CG experience (aside from being boarded, but we'll ignore that for now).

When we finally got tied up toa dock in the bay, I could see the kids on the boat.  The Reserves had been called in.  One of them was literally green with sea sickness.   But he kept doing his job.

I never make jokes about the Coast Guard.   Now the Navy?   Well we are a Marine family.  :)
 
2020-08-04 2:38:39 PM  
German Coast guard trainee
Youtube yR0lWICH3rY
 
2020-08-04 2:47:31 PM  
Douglas Albert Munro
USCG
Medal of Honor recipient


For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of a group of Higgins boats, engaged in the evacuation of a Battalion of Marines trapped by enemy Japanese forces at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, on September 27, 1942. After making preliminary plans for the evacuation of nearly 500 beleaguered Marines, Munro, under constant risk of his life, daringly led five of his small craft toward the shore. As he closed the beach, he signaled the others to land, and then in order to draw the enemy's fire and protect the heavily loaded boats, he valiantly placed his craft with its two small guns as a shield between the beachhead and the Japanese. When the perilous task of evacuation was nearly completed, Munro was killed by enemy fire, but his crew, two of whom were wounded, carried on until the last boat had loaded and cleared the beach. By his outstanding leadership, expert planning, and dauntless devotion to duty, he and his courageous comrades undoubtedly saved the lives of many who otherwise would have perished. He gallantly gave up his life in defense of his country.
 
2020-08-04 2:49:51 PM  
21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life
 
2020-08-04 2:51:54 PM  

Knight without armor: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/yR0lWICH​3rY]


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2020-08-04 2:58:09 PM  

Seacop: 21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life


User name checks out.
 
2020-08-04 3:00:16 PM  

Seacop: 21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life


And a heartfelt thank you from this fishing family.

Here's a happy ending story because of the bravery and skill of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer.   This one is close to home as we know the people he saved.  He got the Coast Guard Medal for his actions.

https://archive.defense.gov/news/news​a​rticle.aspx?id=129406

It's a bit long to copy and paste, but it is worth the read.
 
2020-08-04 3:14:30 PM  
SURFS UP PEOPLE, LETS GO HAVE SOME FUN !

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2020-08-04 3:23:57 PM  
Apparently coasties surf.
 
2020-08-04 3:26:02 PM  
USCGC Icarus (WPC-110)

While in Torpedo Alley, off the coast of Cape Lookout en route to Key West on 9 May 1942, Icarus picked up a contact on sonar, and a torpedo exploded nearby. Icarus anticipated the presumed U-boat's next move and dropped 5 depth charges at the site of the prior torpedo explosion. As sonar picked up a moving target again, Icarusmoved to intercept, dropping two more depth charges, apparently hitting their target as bubbles were seen rising to the surface. Passing the spot again, Icarus dropped three more charges. Shortly thereafter, U-352surfaced, and Icarus opened fire with machine guns and prepared for a ramming maneuver. When the U-boat's crew abandoned ship, Icarus ceased fire, releasing one last depth charge over U-352 as it sank beneath the water.

For his actions in sinking U-352, Lieutenant Maurice D. Jester, commander of the Icarus, was awarded the Navy Cross.[7] There were only six Coast Guard recipients of the Navy Cross during World War II.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC​_​Icarus_(WPC-110)
 
2020-08-04 3:36:18 PM  

Seacop: 21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life


Five years in the CG was more adventure than 20 years in the Army.  I question the decision to change over on a regular basis.

/How long ago?  I was on HH-52s, then went to the factory to learn HH-65 maintenance, and was stationed at AIRSTA Brooklyn.
 
2020-08-04 3:37:44 PM  

alienated: SURFS UP PEOPLE, LETS GO HAVE SOME FUN !


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Reminds me of crossing the Winter Atlantic when I was just a wee lad.  You know when the inside hand rails were replaced by thick line, you were in for a spin.  I managed to throw up 12 days in a row, without drinking any alcohol.  Someone told be that most cruise ships had gyroscopes.  I know now they also had calendars that said don't do this in January, February.


Someone else told me regular Navy would never travel on such a boat as I had been on.
 
2020-08-04 3:39:40 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Seacop: 21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life

And a heartfelt thank you from this fishing family.

Here's a happy ending story because of the bravery and skill of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer.   This one is close to home as we know the people he saved.  He got the Coast Guard Medal for his actions.

https://archive.defense.gov/news/newsa​rticle.aspx?id=129406

It's a bit long to copy and paste, but it is worth the read.


Very familiar with story, I was stationed in Astoria at the time
 
2020-08-04 3:45:31 PM  
My brother retired from the CG a few years ago. If you ask me, it's the best kept secret in the armed forces. I would have loved to have been stationed in the places he was.
 
2020-08-04 3:53:41 PM  

Seacop: Dewey Fidalgo: Seacop: 21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life

And a heartfelt thank you from this fishing family.

Here's a happy ending story because of the bravery and skill of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer.   This one is close to home as we know the people he saved.  He got the Coast Guard Medal for his actions.

https://archive.defense.gov/news/newsa​rticle.aspx?id=129406

It's a bit long to copy and paste, but it is worth the read.

Very familiar with story, I was stationed in Astoria at the time


Astoria.

A sad, but maybe appropriate ending for a venerable old troller.  She went down last week trying to cross, or getting near the bar up there.  Of course, the CG rescued the owner.  Which is good.   But she was a great old boat.  A friend had owned it for decades and had recently sold it.   The new owner said she had popped a plank.  We heard about it from the Coast Guard who called my husband during the investigation, wanting to know the history, maintenance, etc.   He had taken the  boat out a few years ago, because the then owner was ill and it was a fun thing for my husband...he hadn't gotten to troll for years. Helped our friend financially, and us, too, some fun money.   Anyway , my husband was listed as a contact because the boat had been boarded while he was running it.

I guess I am glad she went down trying the cross the "big bar" instead of winding up rotting in some old boatyard.   90 years she had fished the PNW coast.   And she rests out there now.   That boat sinking really hurt, though.
 
2020-08-04 3:56:19 PM  

Seacop: 21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life


Smart bastard.

Eli WhiskeyDik: My brother retired from the CG a few years ago. If you ask me, it's the best kept secret in the armed forces. I would have loved to have been stationed in the places he was.


Preach.

Instead I got to see places like Leonard Wood, Sill, Sam Houston, and Campbell...
 
2020-08-04 4:12:46 PM  

BitwiseShift: Last Veterans Day at a big national cemetery, all the services were represented well enough to belt out their song, except for the coast guard, with two members.  We are about 100 miles from salt water.  My coast guard friend said the the US Public Health service, one of the secret uniformed services, runs hospitals used by the coast guard.    It must be strange to be a service run by the Navy during war and DHS during peace/antifa uprisings, too.


USPHS wife, as well as Coastie wife.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Hoping to be around for the big 250th.
 
2020-08-04 4:15:10 PM  
Ask any marine who are the most valuable marines they'll say navy corpsman.
 
2020-08-04 4:15:14 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: So, in the late 70s, a huge and unexpected storm hit northern California (weather forecasting then was much sketchier).  A big fleet of salmon fishermen,including us, were caught in it.   I was asleep in my bunk down in the focsle.  I was rudely awakened by being bounced out of my bunk.   Fortunately the big crab block bounced first, so it didn't land on me.   I ran up the ladder to see what was going on and my skipper said, and I am not exaggerating "Go back to bed, I think we're sinking". He was always wrapped too tight.  :)

13 boats called for CG assistance, including us.  The seas was so rough that the part of the hull where the heat exchange was was out of the water too often.  It chewed up an impeller.  My skipper replaced that one and we continues to buck back north to get to Eureka.   That impeller also got chewed up.

The Coast Guard was very busy, so another troller managed to get a line to us.  Which involved me being tied to a line and crawling up to the bow to catch it.  Which miraculously I did.

Anyway, the 44' finally gets to us and I again get tied up and catch their line.   A couple of hours of getting our ass kicked and we approach the notorious Humboldt Bay bar.   The kid driving the 44' was so calm.  This time I am tied up with a line on the back deck to let my skipper know if we are going to broach.

About a third of a way into being towed in the bar, the Coastie says something to the effect "Skipper, the bar was just closed.  Hang on tight."  Again in the calmest voice imaginable.  It was my first CG experience (aside from being boarded, but we'll ignore that for now).

When we finally got tied up toa dock in the bay, I could see the kids on the boat.  The Reserves had been called in.  One of them was literally green with sea sickness.   But he kept doing his job.

I never make jokes about the Coast Guard.   Now the Navy?   Well we are a Marine family.  :)


We should get together and tell stories.
 
2020-08-04 4:34:53 PM  

thehobbes: Seacop: 21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life

Smart bastard.

Eli WhiskeyDik: My brother retired from the CG a few years ago. If you ask me, it's the best kept secret in the armed forces. I would have loved to have been stationed in the places he was.

Preach.

Instead I got to see places like Leonard Wood, Sill, Sam Houston, and Campbell...


Same sans Leonard Wood and Sam Houston. I spent eleven years of twenty two at Campbell and I'm still here. Retired active duty but, still working as a DA civilian. Don't even get me started on Sill.
 
2020-08-04 4:35:48 PM  
 
2020-08-04 4:50:30 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: thehobbes: Seacop: 21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life

Smart bastard.

Eli WhiskeyDik: My brother retired from the CG a few years ago. If you ask me, it's the best kept secret in the armed forces. I would have loved to have been stationed in the places he was.

Preach.

Instead I got to see places like Leonard Wood, Sill, Sam Houston, and Campbell...

Same sans Leonard Wood and Sam Houston. I spent eleven years of twenty two at Campbell and I'm still here. Retired active duty but, still working as a DA civilian. Don't even get me started on Sill.


in that regard, I do know I was very lucky to have been in the Navy....Absolutely fabulous duty stations
 
2020-08-04 8:34:28 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Seacop: 21 years in, still active duty. Been a helluva life

And a heartfelt thank you from this fishing family.

Here's a happy ending story because of the bravery and skill of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer.   This one is close to home as we know the people he saved.  He got the Coast Guard Medal for his actions.

https://archive.defense.gov/news/newsa​rticle.aspx?id=129406

It's a bit long to copy and paste, but it is worth the read.


I've done the physical requirements of the PADI Dive Master course and doing the 800 yard snorkel (Timed) and immediately followed by a 15 minute tread water scared me.  I did it, could hardly walk after, but it made me think how badass those Coastie rescue divers really are.

/Didn't get to finish, instructor got cancer
//Second Instructor died do to a non diving accident
///Decided not to pursue it and just keep it as a hobby
 
2020-08-04 10:04:21 PM  
We salute you, and all branches of the military.
 
2020-08-04 10:40:22 PM  
My son was so close to applying to the Coast Guard Academy for their new Cyber Security program this year bunt ultimately decided elsewhere.  I won't tell him, but I am a little disappointed.
 
2020-08-05 1:10:02 AM  
https://www.facebook.com/marines/vide​o​s/2665101170398602/

Happy Birthday and Semper Paratus, Coasties: Active Duty, Reserve, Auxiliary, and civilian employees!
 
2020-08-05 1:17:15 AM  
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