Below Zero Kick Off – Coast Guard’s Cold Weather Operations

Thursday, January 26, 2017

This time of the year tends to be ‘cooler’ – or for some much cooler – than other seasons, especially in the northern regions of our country. If you live in, or travel to, one of these northern regions, you have most likely experienced major decreases in temperature that brings challenging weather conditions like blizzards, […]

On this day, Jan 3rd, 2014

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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 […]

Honor Our Veterans

Friday, November 11, 2016

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

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

“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. […]

COAST GUARD CONDUCTS POST-STORM DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OVER SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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 […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Picture of the Week – 7/25/16

Monday, July 25, 2016

HONOLULU. Auxiliarist George Sumner, crew member of District 14’s Utility Boat Medium 31 (UTM) tosses a heaving ball to an Active Duty Coast Guard member on an Active Duty Coast Guard facility outside of Honolulu Harbor. This is part of 2-boat training done on a weekly basis with the Auxiliary and the Active Duty side. […]

United Stated Coast Guard Auxiliary Picture of the Week – 7/17/2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

OCEAN CITY, NJ – Joseph Giannattasio, Auxiliary Public Affairs Specialist 1 (AUXPA1) video records a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel underway in Great Egg Harbor Bay. The Auxiliary Public Affairs Specialist program combines formal and on-the-job training with structured mentoring into a three-tiered professional development program designed to develop Auxiliarists into skilled public affairs specialists, support […]

NEWS: Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue one person near Port Jefferson, N.Y.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crew members rescued a stranded mariner northeast of Port Jefferson, New York, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received a call at approximately 9:30 a.m. from an off-duty Coast Guard Auxiliary member, reporting that he had rescued a distressed mariner in a small inflatable dinghy. The person in […]

Did You Know? United States Coast Guard Active duty, Reservists, and Auxiliarists Snapshot

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Each day, the men and women of the 43,000 plus active duty Coast Guard, over 8,000 Reservists, and 30,000 Auxiliarists provide services over 3.4 million square miles of Exclusive Economic Zones. In a single year, the Coast Guard: Responded to 19,790 Search and Rescue cases, saved 3,560 lives and more than $77 million in property. […]

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