ISS3 2012

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From the First District from throughout District One participated in the bicentennial celebrations of the rom une ʹͺth through uly 5thǡ ʹ01ʹǡ over 150 ar of 1ͺ1ʹǡ held in conjunction with eservists oston Harborfest. Over the past year, many of these same reservists were actively involved in the various planning stages of these festivities, festivities that the U.S. Coast Guard was proud to be a part of. The events that took place were ultimately about supporting the community, volunteering, and enabling the public to have an up-close look at the rich history of the U.S. Coast Guard and the history of Boston. The public was also able to see ϐirstǦhand the people and ships that played and continue to play an important role in the safety and security of the port of Boston and the nation as a whole. lanning an event like this is no small endeavorǤ ver ͺʹ4ǡ000 visitors came to Boston to participate in the activities and the Ǥ Ǥ oast uard played a signiϐicant role throughout the weekǤ Four U.S. Coast Guard cutters were in port, the Juniper, Marcus Hanna, Escanaba, and Seneca as well as the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, the training ship from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The general public had the opportunity to tour these vessels as well as attend ar of 1ͺ1ʹ oast uard history lecturesǡ witness Search and Rescue demonstrations, see the Coast Guard Drill Team in action, witness the Coast Guard Period Color Guard and interact with the Coast Guard Historic Ship's company, just to name a few. U.S. Coast Guard active duty personnel, with support from reservists, played a monumental role in ensuring the planned events went smoothly and were well received by the public and the various partner agencies involved. They stepped up a niϐied ommand at ector ostonǡ with various key positions being ϐilled by participating reservistsǡ and were actively involved in the planning stages up to one year prior to the start of the commemorations. The Coast Guard has a long and rich military history of providing security and enabling commerce, dating back before the ar of 1ͺ1ʹ with the establishment of the evenue utter Service, a service that started just up the road from Boston in Newburyport with the Revenue Cutter Massachusetts. Similar to the modern day Coast Guard, their mission was to protect American commerce, provide law enforcement assets in ports and along our coasts, develop valuable maritime intelligence, 20 RESERVIST ᕇ *TTVF t MST1 Julia Scotton, a reservist assigned to Sector Boston, pulls the lanyard of a 105mm Howitzer Cannon during a 21 gun salute to honor the foreign Tall Ships coming into the port of Boston for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration on 30 June 2012. Also shown are MST2 Robin Lindsey, Senior Airman Gossic, and Staff Sgt O'Neil from the 101st Field Artillery. transport precious government cargos, dignitaries and diplomatsǡ deliver vital dispatchesǡ and ϐight alongside the Ǥ Ǥ Navy to protect against foreign invasion. n assachusettsǡ these continuous efforts to fulϐill the above mentioned missions have contributed to the nearly ͺǡͺ00 companies that import and export goods to and from Massachusetts. Today's export-supported jobs linked to manufacturing account for an estimated 4.9 percent of Massachusetts' total private-sector employment. s shown by their involvement in the ar of 1ͺ1ʹ icentennial events, 1st District reservists continue to play an important role in the Coast Guard's efforts to serve the general public and key stakeholders within the district's area of responsibility. By Lt. Cmdr. Kevin M. Tyrrell, District One External Affairs Photo by Staff Sgt. Paul. U.S. Army

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