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 […]

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 […]

Never Forget September 11, 2001

Sunday, September 11, 2016

NEW YORK, New York (Sept. 11)--A Coast Guard rescue team from Sandy Hook, NJ, races to the scene of the World Trade Center terrorist attack.  USCG photo by PA2 Tom Sperduto

Operation Noble Eagle Documentation Project – Attack on America September 11, 2001 and the U.S. Coast Guard. View the United States Coast Guard historic image gallery on this 14th anniversary, and never forget… Click Here to view.

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. […]

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 […]

Rip Current Tips #Safety

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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A version of this story first appeared at Coast Guard Great Lakes and was written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw, and reposted by LT Stephanie Young, on the Coast Guard Compass Sunny days, fresh water, sandy beaches; all of these could be used to describe summer on the water. It’s the time of year when […]

Celebrate Safe Boating Week With 8 Ways To Be Better Prepared On the Water

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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News Release – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 5th District Southern Region Contact: Robert A. Sersen, Jr. Email: captainrob@sersen.info Office: (410) 960-9654 The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary are celebrating safe boating this week in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. Whatever way you play on the water — whether it’s with a kayak, canoe, jet ski, powerboat, sailboat, […]

U.S. Coast Guard Released Its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 626, the third-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on  record. From 2014 to 2015, injuries decreased from 2,678 to 2,613, a 2.4 percent decrease; deaths increased from 610 to 626, a 2.6 percent increase; and the […]

Important Recreational Boating Information

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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  Each year hundreds of lives are lost… thousands are injured… and millions of dollars of property damage occurs because of preventable recreational boating accidents on U.S. waterways. Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual can make a difference. Accident Reporting The U.S. Coast Guard hopes that […]

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