Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Seventy-five years ago this week, Japan surprised the world with a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor DoD Video: The Coast Guard and the Japanese Attack – 7 December 1941 by Robert M. Browning, Jr. On the quiet Sunday morning of 7 December 1941, an initial attack force of 183 Japanese naval aircraft attacked ninety-four ships […]

On this day in USCG History

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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1808-Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin requested 12 new cutters at a cost of $120,000 to enforce “laws which prohibit exportation and restrain importations” to support the embargo ordered by President Thomas Jefferson.  President Jefferson had ordered an embargo against most European imports and exports to protest the harassment of U.S. sailors by warring European […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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May you have a wonderful time this Thanksgiving, with friends and family. Enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Picture of the Week

Saturday, November 19, 2016

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NEW CASTLE, DE – Auxiliary aviators in District 5NR spend a beautiful fall weekend to take the AUX Crew Resource MGT/ORM (AUX-17) class to ensure proficiency and safety in flight.

Honor Our Veterans

Friday, November 11, 2016

New York- Members from U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York march up Manhattan's Fifth Ave. during the Annual New York City Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, 2010.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Seth Johnson

Today we honor those who have worn the uniform in service to our country as we commemorate Veterans Day. Coast Guard units across the nation will hold events to honor living veterans as well as remember those who have crossed the bar. Whether it is visiting a local hospital or running a 5k to support wounded […]

Traditions of the United States Coast Guard

Monday, November 7, 2016

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The Coast Guard Standard The origins of the Coast Guard standard are very obscure. It may have evolved from an early jack. At least one contemporary painting supports this theory. In this 1840 painting pictured above, the Revenue cutter Alexander Hamilton flies a flag very similar to today’s Coast Guard standard as a jack. This […]

Presidential Transition Team releases U.S. Coast Guard Overview

Sunday, November 6, 2016

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“The peaceful transition of power has long been a hallmark of American democracy. It is the policy of the United States to undertake all reasonable efforts to ensure that Presidential Transitions are well-coordinated and effective…” – Executive Order – Facilitation of a Presidential Transition Posted by LT Sarah Janaro Coast Guard Compass – On Jan. […]

An illustrated history of the Coast Guard

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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“Moments in History:” An illustrated history of the Coast Guard published during the Bicentennial Commemoration in 1989.   Click Here to Open/Download PDF.

COAST GUARD CONDUCTS POST-STORM DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OVER SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane crew conducted the first post-storm damage assessment flights Wednesday over Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. The Ocean Sentry crew reported heavy coastal flooding and significant damage to infrastructure in southern Haiti. The crew also reported […]

Fall Boating Safety Guidelines

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Next week marks the beginning of fall. Remember to review fall boating safety guidelines.  As we head into the fall boating season, closer attention to cold weather boating safety guidelines is a must. With the cooler weather comes colder waters! When the weather changes so should the type of lifejackets boaters use such as a flotation coat […]

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