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New Website for our Coast Guard Combat Vets

Posted by Richard Ames on August 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM

CG Vets!

A Test blog!!!


Our old website was well overdue for a upgrade to take advantage of today's website technologies.

The old website served faithfully for many years, they say; if it's not broke, don't fix it, but the old site did break down.

As with all things digital they go out of style and function very quickly.


We are building the new site to enhance our communication and connection with our  Coast Guard veterans.

I was reviewing the amazing progress the Quarterdeck Log has made over the decades as I started setting up the archives,

from a hand typed collection of pages in 1986  ( <- click link to see!)


to the slick professional magazine it has become today .

The Quarterdeck log has grown into a truly excellent publication in all respects.

That high level of quality is the inspiration for this new website.


Feel free to test out all the bells and whistles ..

that is what I'm doing as I learn the inner workings of creating this website!

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.


Richard Ames

CGCVA Webmaster

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10 Comments

Reply Gary Sherman
5:48 PM on August 4, 2016 
Hope you guys like the new website. Please let Richard Ames know if there is anything you'd like to see on the website. This is a great program and Richard is doing a kick-ass job getting it up and running!

Gary Sherman
CGCVA National Secretary/Treasurer
Reply James Smith
5:09 PM on September 24, 2016 
ships store wont lt me buy anything???
Reply Thomas Leahy
3:25 PM on November 9, 2016 
How often will the web site be updated?
Reply Stephen Marande
9:35 AM on November 16, 2016 
Sunday 13 November 2016 was Remembrance Sunday in the UK.

Whilst the majority of events are to remember those British service men and women who lost their lives in all conflicts, members of the Dorset Military Enthusiasts and members of the 29th Div Re-enactment Group, in D-Day Invasion kit, gathered at the US Coast Guard Memorial on Poole Quay, to also remember the sacrifice made by members of the US Armed Services and Allied Nations in World Wars 1 and 2 to preserve the freedom and liberty of the UK and the rest of the world.

Specifically, the US CoastGuard Rescue Flotilla 1 ( known locally as the Matchbox Navy) and Landing Craft containing elements of the US 29th Division and Rangers which both sailed from Poole on 6 June 1944 in support of the D-Day Invasion.

Our small event culminated in two minute silence in memory of the fallen and the laying of wreaths on the memorial. If you can send me an e-mail address I will forward photographs. The full portfolio of photographs is available on the facebook page of Dorset Military Enthusiasts.

We shall remember them.

Steve Marande
[email protected]
Reply Richard Ames
10:34 AM on November 19, 2016 
James Smith says...
ships store wont lt me buy anything???


Your Comment was forwarded to Gary Sherman CGCVA National Sec/Tres for reply - R Ames - Webmaster
Reply Gary Sherman
4:07 PM on November 21, 2016 
Stephen Marande says...
Sunday 13 November 2016 was Remembrance Sunday in the UK.

Whilst the majority of events are to remember those British service men and women who lost their lives in all conflicts, members of the Dorset Military Enthusiasts and members of the 29th Div Re-enactment Group, in D-Day Invasion kit, gathered at the US Coast Guard Memorial on Poole Quay, to also remember the sacrifice made by members of the US Armed Services and Allied Nations in World Wars 1 and 2 to preserve the freedom and liberty of the UK and the rest of the world.

Specifically, the US CoastGuard Rescue Flotilla 1 ( known locally as the Matchbox Navy) and Landing Craft containing elements of the US 29th Division and Rangers which both sailed from Poole on 6 June 1944 in support of the D-Day Invasion.

Our small event culminated in two minute silence in memory of the fallen and the laying of wreaths on the memorial. If you can send me an e-mail address I will forward photographs. The full portfolio of photographs is available on the facebook page of Dorset Military Enthusiasts.

We shall remember them.

Steve Marande
[email protected]

Please email photo to my email address at [email protected] Thank you very much!

Gary Sherman
CGCVA National Secretary/Treasurer
Reply Athens Coast
2:54 AM on December 28, 2016 
I visited your website. It is great and well managed.
Reply steve Hoadley
5:35 PM on February 10, 2017 
Sirs, I served on the USCGC Yakutat and was part of Coast Guard Squadron Three in 1967-8...We rescued a B-52 Captain back then from a mid air collision of two of those planes and the story is in the coast guard book by Paul S Scotti. I have a great picture of that rescue of him after we got him onto the ship and i sent that picture to a B-52 organization and it went into one of their monthly newspapers ,, Really cool ..Also , a few years ago i found him on line and sent him the pictures and he loved that ..Anyway got into a recent argument with a vet about combat service and i did get a invite from your assiciation many years ago but stupidly did not join and was wondering if a dd--214 from that era showing the awards and so on is justification to say " i am a combat Coast guardman' ..I was in CG Squadron Three and was in Market time on that ship..i Have a old application for the CGCVA and the cost is 25 for two years and the person on the application is Donald T Graviss, Shalimar ,Fla..I assume that is way out of date..Steve Hoadley, 65 sand hill rd ,Peterborough, N H, 03458. Went into the AF later and did 28 years at westover and am retired from the AF...Should i have a new invite to join??? S Hoadley, PO-box 3294, Peterborough, NH , 03458...out of the CG in 1970 as a DC-2
Reply XRumerTest
3:33 PM on March 19, 2017 
Hello. And Bye.
Reply Gary Sherman
9:50 AM on March 20, 2017 
steve Hoadley says...
Sirs, I served on the USCGC Yakutat and was part of Coast Guard Squadron Three in 1967-8...We rescued a B-52 Captain back then from a mid air collision of two of those planes and the story is in the coast guard book by Paul S Scotti. I have a great picture of that rescue of him after we got him onto the ship and i sent that picture to a B-52 organization and it went into one of their monthly newspapers ,, Really cool ..Also , a few years ago i found him on line and sent him the pictures and he loved that ..Anyway got into a recent argument with a vet about combat service and i did get a invite from your assiciation many years ago but stupidly did not join and was wondering if a dd--214 from that era showing the awards and so on is justification to say " i am a combat Coast guardman' ..I was in CG Squadron Three and was in Market time on that ship..i Have a old application for the CGCVA and the cost is 25 for two years and the person on the application is Donald T Graviss, Shalimar ,Fla..I assume that is way out of date..Steve Hoadley, 65 sand hill rd ,Peterborough, N H, 03458. Went into the AF later and did 28 years at westover and am retired from the AF...Should i have a new invite to join??? S Hoadley, PO-box 3294, Peterborough, NH , 03458...out of the CG in 1970 as a DC-2

Steve, You are not in our system, so I'll need to have you submit an application, your CG Dd214/215 and a check for $40 payable to CGCVA for a two year membership. I checked our system thoroughly and can't find you in there, even as "dropped" so I don't know what happened to it. Thank you! Gary Sherman, CGCVA National Secretary/Treasurer