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 […]

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 […]

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 Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft – NACON 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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“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 […]

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 States Coast Guard Monuments

Monday, May 30, 2016

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Today, we remember together… This Memorial Day, we express our gratitude for those who have served our country. Below is a repost that I think members of team Coast Guard will find of great value. As you travel this great country and around the world, please refer to this list to visit and pay your respects to […]

Coast Guard Picture of the Week – 5/16/16

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton transits the Delaware River en route to Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Hamilton's primary missions include law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction operations, counter narcotics, living marine resources, search and rescue, defense operations and homeland security. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef)

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton transits the Delaware River en route to Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Hamilton’s primary missions include law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction operations, counter narcotics, living marine resources, search and rescue, defense operations and homeland security. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef)

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. […]

Auxiliary National Leadership

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Leaders are individuals who guide or direct in a course by showing the way. The Coast Guard Auxiliary senior leadership possess the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity. This is exemplified in their adherence to the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. They strive to ensure that the Coast […]

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