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Armed Forces Vacation Club expands to nightly rental program

Armed Forces Vacation Club expands to nightly rental program As authorized Coast Guard MWR patrons, you and your family members are eligible for the benefits of the Armed Forces Vacation Club. AFVC has now expanded the service to offer nightly rental opportunities. In efforts to enhance the AFVC benefits, customers may rent a vacation condo […]

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Summer

Summer June 2 — Six people, including two young children, were rescued from their sinking vessel approximately 25 miles east of Oregon Inlet, N.C., by Coast Guard rescue personnel after their vessel started taking on water at about 10:30 a.m. Kevin Nunemaker of Nags Head, N.C., the captain of the 24-foot recreational fishing vessel, radioed […]

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The life and times of Marvin J. Perrett: portrait of a World War II Higgins boat coxswain

The life and times of Marvin J. Perrett: portrait of a World War II Higgins boat coxswain NyxoLyno Cangemi From delivering troops to the beaches of Normandy and Okinawa, to witnessing the raising of the American flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima, Marvin Perrett has shared his life’s story with America on his role […]

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prepares Coast Guardsmen for overseas deployment

Convoy training: prepares Coast Guardsmen for overseas deployment Alice Sennott One of the biggest threats to troops serving in the Middle East, or in any combat situation, is being attacked by the enemy during a convoy through hostile territory. You only have to watch the nightly news to see that another service member was injured […]

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when the Southeast was hit by the fourth storm of the season, Coast Guard units were once again called upon to restore order and repair the devastation caused by …

Hurricane Ivan: when the Southeast was hit by the fourth storm of the season, Coast Guard units were once again called upon to restore order and repair the devastation caused by … NyxoLyno Cangemi ATON teams come together While residents and vacationers of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida watched closely as Hurricane Ivan made its way […]

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New technology increasing safety and security of shipping traffic

New technology increasing safety and security of shipping traffic Adam Wine Glancing at his radar and making a quick scan of the horizon, Captain Kenneth Orgeron, skipper of Kirby Marine’s integrated tug and barge Caroline Guidry, checks to see who is moving in the channel. Grabbing the microphone, Orgeron keys in, “This is the Caroline […]

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World War II veterans outreach

World War II veterans outreach The Coast Guard has announced an initiative to identify and collect the oral histories of its World War II veterans. Coast Guard World War II veterans, including SPARs and merchant mariners, are encouraged to record their histories online with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project at www.loc.gov/folklife/vets. Those veterans […]

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Turning up the intensity

Turning up the intensity Shawn Eggert A team of Coast Guard Academy cadets traveled seven miles of obstacles and wet, muddy forest trails April 30 during the U.S. Military Academy’s Sandhurst competition at West Point. The cadets began their trek at 7:10 a.m. as a light rain began to fall over the thickly wooded hills. […]