• Announced Annual Awards:
    • Large Unit History Award Winner: USCG Air Station Clearwater. The volunteers at air station Clearwater restored HU-16e “Goat” CGNR 1023 after rescuing it from the now closed Pate Aviation Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The restoration coincided with the 60th anniversary of the introduction of the Grumman HU-16 Albatross into the Coast Guard fleet and the 35th anniversary of the unit’s move from St. Petersburg to Clearwater, as well as the centennial of naval aviation. CG-1023 now commemorates the crew of the CG 1240, lost in the fog on a rescue attempt on 6 March 1967.
    • Small Unit History Award Winner: Station Hatteras Inlet. Station Hatteras Inlet has helped reinstitute an American pastime, the beach cart drill as conducted by the crews of the United States Life-Saving Service in the years preceding the creation of the Coast Guard. The all-volunteer crew works in conjunction with the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Museum to present the drill twice per week, using only tools available to 19th-century lifesaving crews. The unit also works in conjunction with the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teachers in presenting an annual one-week “Guardians of the Sea” seminar for visiting teachers from throughout the state, and participates in the Chicamacomico lLife-Saving Museum’s annual Heroes Day celebration, among other ongoing projects dedicated to the heritage of the service both locally and nationally.
    • Book awards.
      • Coast Guard Heritage: Dr. C. Douglas Kroll’s book, A Coast Guardsman’s history of the U.S. Coast Guard. The award committee found his book to be a unique exploration of era-specific heroes, well-researched, an easy read, and an unprecedented contribution to the field of Coast Guard history.
      • Steve Murray: Guardians of the Hereford Inlet. The award committee described his book as a prime example of how an American lighthouse history book should be written, detailing both sides of the maritime disaster prevention and search and rescue response story.
    • Heritage Award: Robert M. Green, USCG auxiliary. Mr. Green, the graphics branch chief of the USCG Auxiliary National staff, took it upon himself to create a Coast Guard heraldry manual. His work is comprehensive, professionally written, and the first attempt at the establishment of Coast Guard-wide standards of heraldry guidelines to be adhered to in all situations, including use by the media.
  • Continued sponsorship of Coast Guard History Award to Honor Graduate of each Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Class.
  • Published three editions of The Cutter, FCGH’s magazine.
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