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Veteran Crisis Support Information

The Veterans Crisis Line is a good number to have close by. The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline/VA Crisis Line is

800-273-8255. Press "1" at the prompt. 

Counselors are also available through confidential text at 838255 or at

VA Mental Health Crisis Web Site

The American Legion Buddy Check program

Let's look out for one another.

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POLAR STAR conducts Arctic research mission

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Merry Christmas and health update

Posted by Kevin S Quinn on December 26, 2020 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments


Posted by CHARLES E. DIVER on September 19, 2020 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

79 YOA

Posted by Robert Seldon Pinkerton on August 21, 2020 at 2:47pm

Latest Activity

Ron Wilkins replied to Ron Wilkins's discussion USCG Seagoing Buoy Tender Art Gallery in the group WLB VETS
"Just added two works of art to our gallery. BITTERSWEET a 1981 pen and ink rendering and WOODRUSH a water color by Brenda Yeager"
1 hour ago
Richard Hundahl commented on John Estep's group Coast Guard Sea Veterans of America
"Bob, that’s a good one. Good thing it was boxers and not tighty-whiteys, that could have been uncomfortable."
1 hour ago
Donald (Rags) Ragsdale commented on John Estep's group Coast Guard Sea Veterans of America
"Nah, I missed it, Johnny.  Not surprised, though, as we've been having snow squalls all around the state for the past several days.  Visibility can drop to zero in nothing flat!  I was driving down to Dillon Wednesday for a…"
1 hour ago
Sam Green commented on John Estep's group Coast Guard Sea Veterans of America
"Bob, When I went into the Coast Guard, I was 5'2" and wrestled 103 lbs. my senior season. A sousaphone would have been bigger than I was, I think. lol Old? Old? A brass compass your age still points in the right direction. "
2 hours ago


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What's This Country commin' to !!?? 3285 Replies

Started by Jim (Tex) Hawkins in Bulletin Board. Last reply by Johnny Zeock 12 hours ago.

CG Veteran needs HELP 6 Replies

Started by John Estep in Bulletin Board. Last reply by John Estep Jan 29.

Boot Camp 35 Replies

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Started by Edward C. Kramer in Units. Last reply by Edward C. Kramer Jan 21.

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What ever happened to the CGC Iris? 5 Replies

Started by Gordon Russell in Bulletin Board. Last reply by Jon A Ottman Nov 10, 2020.

Jack W Read, CMoMM, WWII Coastie, crossed the bar in 2018 1 Reply

Started by Jon A Ottman in Crossing the Bar. Last reply by Richard Cantrall Oct 28, 2020.

Maurice C. Poulin, BMCM USCG (ret) WWII Coastie, has crossed the bar 2 Replies

Started by Jon A Ottman in Crossing the Bar. Last reply by James H. Jones Oct 25, 2020.



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