Martin Luther King Jr. – Service

Monday, January 16, 2017

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal holiday commemorates the birthday of an extraordinary American who is remembered as a world renowned leader and advocate for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement. Since 1986, this holiday has been observed on the third Monday of January, around the time of his birthday, January 15. On August […]

On this day, Jan 3rd, 2014

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a heavy icebreaker home-ported in Seattle, sits hove-to on the ice in the Ross Sea near Antarctica while underway in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2015, Jan. 9, 2015. Deep Freeze is a multi-agency operation, the military component of the U.S. Antarctic program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener)

On this day, Jan 3rd, 2014 – CGC Polar Star received a request from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on 3 January 2014 to assist the Russian-flagged Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese-flagged Xue Long, reportedly ice-bound in the Antarctic. The Russian and Chinese governments also requested assistance from the United States. After resupplying in Sydney, Polar […]

2016 Video of the Year: Off duty rescue at sea: Helping our honu

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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We are pleased to announce the 2016 nominees for Coast Guard Video of the Year. We’ve selected the top 10 videos, the best of the best, as this year’s nominees. Now, we need your help in deciding the top Coast Guard video for 2016! Posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, December 26, 2016 http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/ The sixth […]

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. […]

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