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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

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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

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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 specialists, and program managers.
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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

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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

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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. […]

USCG Auxiliary Blog – Image of the Week

Thursday, February 18, 2016

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PILLSBURY SOUND, U.S.V.I – An Auxiliary vessel’s flying National Ensign and Auxiliary Patrol Ensign add to the spectacular scenery surrounding the passage between the Caribbean and Atlantic basins. Pillsbury Sound is delineated by the big islands of St. Thomas and St. John forming the eastern and western boundaries; Lovango, Congo, Mingo, Grassy and Thatch Cays […]

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