• Announced Annual Awards:
    • Large Unit History Award Winner: USCG Training Center, Yorktown, VA.
    • Small Unit History Award Winner: Station Merrimack River, Newburyport, MA?.
    • Best Book on Coast Guard History: Thaddeus D. Novak, edited by P. J. Capelotti, Life and Death on the Greenland Patrol
    • Best Book on Lighthouses/Aids to Navigation: Carol O’Neil, Images of America: Point Sur
    • Heritage Awards:
      • CDR Maurice Gibbs, USN, Ret., for his work for the United States Lifesaving Heritage Association, the Nantucket Life-Saving Museum, and the Nantucket Historical Association.
      • CWO4 Ken Black, USCG, Ret., for his decades of devotion to saving and displaying lighthouse artifacts. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is a direct result of his work.
  • Provided a plaque and 20,000 brochures for the new USCGC Mackinaw Museum upon the vessel’s decommissioning.

Mackinaw plaque

  • Provided detailed critique of draft of USCGA Tour Guide
  • Provided funding for filming CDR Stewart Graham, USCG (Ret.) and Sergi Sikorski discussing early development of helicopters. CDR Graham was Helicopter pilot #2.
  • Provided funding for summer intern in CG Historian’s Office.
  • Provided a brick for the Coast Guard Memorial Plaza in Baltimore, MD.? Filmed and edited the life story of YNCM Phil F. Smith, the second MCPO-CG.
  • Provided consulting services and participated in dedication of “Coast Guard Walk of History” at Grand Haven, MI.
  • Provided stipend to Dr. Dennis Noble to assist in research on Captain Cantwell.
  • Provided funding to LT Michael Bennett for research on CG role with Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in WW II.
  • Continued efforts to improve public access to CG Museum/NW, with at least some success in signage to inform the public.
  • With the assistance of Admiral Thad Allen, provided a copy of The Coast Guard to the President.
  • Added CWO Sandy Schwaab, USCG (Ret.) to the Board of Regents. He is also the President of the Coast Guard Tug Association.
  • Published three editions of The Cutter, FCGH’s magazine.
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