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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. […]