Cold Weather Boating – Off Season Months

Thursday, February 9, 2017

During the “off-season” months (for most October through April), it is even more important to practice safe boating. If you head out this cold weather season please remember some of these tips to help keep you safe: Preparing for your cold weather journey . • Is your boat able to safely navigate the rough seas and cold weather that you […]

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, […]

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Boating Safety Guidelines

Friday, September 16, 2016

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 […]

Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft – NACON 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

“Shared my gratitude for the volunteer service of our U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at the National Auxiliary Convention this past weekend. The Auxiliary deploys overseas, are underway, in the air, in the classroom and on the docks. The Coast Guard could not do all that we do without our Coast Guard Auxiliary.” – United States […]

NACON Opening Ceremonies 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Phoenix – On Friday, 26 August,  the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla  114-10-07 Honor Guard Unit performed at the opening ceremonies for NACON.  Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by June Esparza.

S.S. Atlantus Sticking Out the Delaware Bay

Friday, August 19, 2016

While on patrol off Sunset Beach, Cape May flotilla (5NR) crew member Ralph Hill observes the remains of the S.S. Atlantus sticking out the Delaware Bay. The ship is the most famous of a dozen experimental ships made of concrete that were built during and after World War I. It has been slowly receding into […]

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