Friday, October 9, 2009

Division 16 Picnic - Huge Success

What do you get when you combine a torrential downpour of rain, good friends, and plenty of great food? The Annual Divison 16 Picnic! We had one of the best turnouts in years and thank goodness it was indoors. We had so much rain that day that the county fair was cancelled, but nothing dampened the spirits or the appetites as we enjoyed an afternoon of food and fellowship. This year we were pleased to have 48 people in attendance and we're already making plans for next year.

Coast Guard Launches New Recruitment Campaign

In its first new recruitment campaign since "The Shield of Freedom" in 2002, the Coast Guard has a new recruitment slogan: "Born Ready". Here is a postcard mailer and a video commercial to give you a taste of the new concept.

For more information, visit the Coast Guard recruiting website:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Honoring Our Coast Guard & Navy Veterans

What an honor it was to play Taps for the memorial service held by the crew of the USS Savage at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The USS Savage, although a Navy ship, was manned in WWII by an all Coast Guard captain and crew. Three of the veterans attending were Coast Guard and these Navy vets treated them with the utmost honor and respect. After ringing a bell for each of their deceased shipmates the CG vets threw a wreath into the water of the lake behind the pavilion as buglers David Cox USCGAux, and Maj. Andy Addison, USAF (Ret) played Echo Taps. Many Coast Guard Cutters and CG manned Navy ships participated in WWII action.
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