Some of the longer articles in this extensive feature on the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard are: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," asking what the future holds for the Coast Guard when the drug enforcement campaign ends; "The Balanced Survive," about the successful maintenance by the Coast Guard of a balanced force and a balanced approach to its missions; "The Watch That Never Ends," telling how Coast Guard crews find surface effect ships ideal for drug interdiction operations; "Only Two Polar Icebreakers Left," expressing alarm at the dwindling of the Coast Guard's icebreaker fleet; "The Black Fleet," presenting a gallery of photographs illustrating the work of Coast Guard buoy tenders; "The Sinking of the MARINE ELECTRIC," describing an accident that occurred off the coast of Virginia on 12 February 1983; "Learning from the EXXON VALDEZ," examining the shortcomings in Coast Guard response to the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill in order to gain insights that could aid in planning for worst-case scenarios; "From the Bottom Up: Marine Inspection," explaining the function of commercial vessel inspection by the Coast Guard and how it is carried out; "A Defense Doctrine for the Coast Guard," exploring the proper role of the Coast Guard in relation to national defense; "Covering Our Six," about the importance of better equipping the Coast Guard to maintain a coastal defense posture; "Jacks-of-All-Trades," describing the wide array of skills, both military and civilian that must be mastered by Coast Guard personnel; and "The Coast Guard Needs Its Women," written by a strong advocate of female personnel aboard Coast Guard cutters. A supplementary "Almanac" section of the feature includes an organizational chart; a flag list showing top-level Coast Guard personnel; a statistical summary of Coast Guard cutters, aircraft, shore facilities and personnel; and descriptive articles about the Coast Guard Reserve, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the formal education and training system.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 92 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 115
    • Issue Number: No.10/1040

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM