Starting in 2008, John Longnecker, Captain (ret) Carl Zellner, USCGR, and Captain (ret) Fred Herzberg urged the U.S. Postal Service to issue a sheet of stamps depicting the history and missions of the Coast Guard. Each of the other services has at least several stamps, but the CG had only a series of 35 about lighthouses, only one of which had any visible Coast Guard connection. On 4 August, in Washington D.C. at CG Headquarters, John and Fred participated in the first-day-of-issue ceremonies (Carl had passed away without knowing of his success).
Facilitated the permanent loan of the last operational 41′ UTB to the Door County (WI) Maritime Museum for a static display honoring all who served in these tough response boats. Helped developed an informational reader board to be included in the display.
Assisted in the design and installation of a fun and educational exhibit titled “Sea Dogs” at the Door County (WI) Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Exhibit features “Sinbad”, the mascot dog on USCGC Campbell during WWII, the WWII Beach Patrol, modern day CG working dogs, and other CG history elements.
The Foundation recognized the outstanding efforts of BM1 Mike Jenkins of Port Angeles Station who singlehandedly created a major exhibit in the Clallam County Historical Society Museum depicting the history of the Coast Guard and each of the three Stations in Clallam County.
The Foundation, along with our peer historical foundations from the DoD services, co-sponsored and participated in the “Violent Skies” symposium at the National Defense Univeristy. This event, commemorating the role of aviation in the Viet Nam War, was attended by several hundred people.
Conducted comprehensive overhaul of the FCGH’s website with the help of Jim Muller of Kainalu Designs.
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.