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Coast Guard recruits celebrate the holiday with local families

CAPE MAY – While many people spent the day with friends and family, those at the Coast Guard base were placed at a home away from home. They give up almost everything to serve and protect, including celebrating the holiday at home with friends and family. “One of the things I miss most is being [...]

The news that the HMS Bounty had been lost in Hurricane Sandy was met with a good deal of shock in New London. This city was the Bounty’s last port of call, and people who had taken photos of videos of the vessel only days before now realized that they had captured some of the [...]

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APRA HARBOR, Guam (U.S. Coast guard) — Coast Guard Sector Guam received a distress call early Wednesday morning. The radio call was received at approximately 7 a.m. by Coast Guard watchstanders in the Sector Guam Joint Rescue Sub Center. The call was a child’s voice saying, “Mayday, mayday.” Prior to the caller making the distress [...]

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By Associated PressPosted on November 22, 2012 at 8:40 amCategory: Military, Recent News Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 40 seconds Share This Post Tweet Ukolnoi Island The Coast Guard says responders have returned to the site where a tug and barge ran aground. Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley says crews working Wednesday are building [...]

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November 22, 2012 2:16 pm By Adam Thomson in Mexico City Article source: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/48c8e0c6-34a2-11e2-8986-00144feabdc0.html

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The Spanish drug smuggling trial of Nova Scotia scallop fisherman Philip Halliday has been adjourned abruptly until next month with no explanation. The 55-year-old man was arrested three years ago when police intercepted a former Coast Guard ship carrying 1,000 kilograms of cocaine worth $600 million. The drugs were concealed under a bolted trap door. [...]

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Thanksgiving crab is a San Francisco tradition. The steamed, spidery-red crustaceans have a spot on the dining room table right next to that big, gobbling bird. Crab is a delicacy, but the fishermen who go out in the heavy-winter seas and catch it are anything but delicate. The Department of Labor lists fishing as the [...]

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More than three million visitors arrive at Arlington National Cemetery’s hallowed grounds each year to pay their respects to American patriots. Scattered throughout the cemetery’s rolling hills, guests can also visit dozens of memorials. Sitting proudly atop a hill – sandwiched between sections 4 and 8 – is one of these memorials. It’s the Coast [...]

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View Fire Engineering articles by topic, A-Z Article source: http://www.fireengineering.com/news/2012/11/22/coast-guard-first-taste-of-military-nl-now-keith-hawkins-works-as-firefighter-at-wright-patterson-nl.html

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The myth of Columbus

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Based on a talk entitled “On the 520th anniversary of the landing of Columbus: What his legacy means for Indigenous Peoples today” given to a Workers World forum in New York City on Oct. 12.  The speaker is a long-time member of WW and is of Cherokee, Huron, and Muskogee descent. Sisters and brothers, comrades [...]

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