Embed: Coast Guard Yard

Welcome to the Coast Guard Yard

As the Coast Guard’s only shipbuilding and major repair facility, crews at the Yard have built, repaired and renovated boats and ships for over 100 years.

Let’s take a look at some of the things that people do around the Yard from sun-up well past sun-down?

 

           Coast Guard Yard Crest                 Every day more than 1,400 Coast Guardsmen, civilians, contractors and personnel providing services to the Yard pass through these gates.
Every day more than 1,400 Coast Guardsmen, civilians, contractors and personnel providing services to the Yard pass through these gates.

During the lunch break it is not uncommon to find folks working out or participating in team sports instead of eating. The Yard gym provides these folks with a racquetball court, basketball court and workout equipment. Not to mention a pool, though it's too cold for that, now.
During the lunch break it is not uncommon to find folks working out or participating in team sports instead of eating. The Yard gym provides these folks with a
racquetball court, basketball court and workout equipment. Not to mention a pool, though it’s too cold for that, now.

     Personnel in the shipping and receiving department of the Surface Forces Logistics Center, co-located at the Yard, such as ME2 Jason Fisher, sign for and receive almost 1,000 packages a day. In total, the warehouse contains over two million parts valued at almost $750 million!       Personnel in the shipping and receiving department of the Surface Forces Logistics Center, co-located at the Yard, such as ME2 Jason Fisher, sign for and receive almost 1,000 packages a day. In total, the warehouse contains over two million parts valued at almost $750 million!
Personnel in the shipping and receiving department of the Surface Forces Logistics Center, co-located at the Yard, such as ME2 Jason Fisher, sign for and receive almost 1,000 packages a day.
In total, the warehouse contains over two million parts valued at almost $750 million!

Evening colors: At sunset every day since the tradition started back in 1899, the national flag is lowered to keep the flag out of the night, signifying respect for "Old Glory" and marking the end of the typical duty day.
Evening colors: At sunset every day since the tradition started back in 1899, the national flag is lowered to keep the flag out of the night, signifying respect for
“Old Glory” and marking the end of the typical duty day.

After putting in a good work day, Yard personnel like to head to the Drydock to unwind with good food, good drinks and great company! The Drydock sells made-to-order food such as chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches and even salads.       After putting in a good work day, Yard personnel like to head to the Drydock to unwind with good food, good drinks and great company! The Drydock sells made-to-order food such as chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches and even salads.
After putting in a good work day, Yard personnel like to head to the Drydock to unwind with good food, good drinks and great company! The Drydock
sells made-to-order food such as chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches and even salads.

2nd Shift at the Yard runs from 4 p.m. until around midnight. Here we catch the crews welding and conducting structural repairs to the Coast Guard Barque Eagle while in drydock.       2nd Shift at the Yard runs from 4 p.m. until around midnight. Here we catch the crews welding and conducting structural repairs to the Coast Guard Barque Eagle while in drydock.
2nd Shift at the Yard runs from 4 p.m. until around midnight. Here we catch the crews welding and conducting structural
repairs to the Coast Guard Barque Eagle while in drydock.

Co-located at the Yard, Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay personnel prepare weapons to conduct an early morning escort of a vessel entering the Curtis Bay area of responsibility.
Co-located at the Yard, Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay personnel prepare weapons to conduct an early morning escort of a vessel entering the Curtis Bay
area of responsibility.

Nearing the end of 3rd Shift, which runs from midnight to about 8 a.m., Will Blickenstaff, an electrician, works on the main power breakers for the cutter Katmai Bay.       Nearing the end of 3rd Shift, which runs from midnight to about 8 a.m., Will Blickenstaff, an electrician, works on the main power breakers for the cutter Katmai Bay.
Nearing the end of 3rd Shift, which runs from midnight to about 8 a.m., Will Blickenstaff, an electrician, works on the main power breakers for the cutter Katmai Bay.

Coast Guard Yard

Sadly, we close out our day, er …night at the Yard. Many thanks to the folks who made our embed possible, now get some sleep!

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