United States Coast Guard Monuments

Monday, May 30, 2016

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)

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. […]

Auxiliary National Leadership

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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 […]

On This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan 15

Friday, January 15, 2016

1836- A General Order from the Secretary of the Treasury prescribed that “Blue cloth be substituted for the uniform dress of the officers of the Revenue Cutter Service, instead of grey. . .” thereby ending a controversy that had brewed for years regarding the uniforms of the Service. 1947- The first helicopter flight to the […]

Update: The First National Museum Honoring The U.S. Coast Guard!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Great news concerning the first national museum honoring the U.S. Coast Guard! On December 18th, 2015 the Senate passed federal legislation that will provide a financial lift to the long-awaited project planned  for waterfront in New London, CT (a 2004 act of Congress designated New London, CT the home of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, as the location […]

Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to the security of America’s waterways, we are informing you of the change to the […]

Borinquen Auxiliary Aviators Honored at Safety Workshop

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Coast Guard recognized Auxiliary Aviators (AUXAIR) assigned to Air Station Borinquen (BQN) during the annual Auxiliary Aviation Safety Workshop held at BQN, November 7, 2015. Coast Guard Lt. Crystal A. Barnett, BQN, Auxiliary liaison officer announced the awards as Capt. Patricia A. McFetridge, BQN, commanding officer presented the Auxiliary Medal of Operational Merit, Auxiliary […]

Serve Your Country as a USCG Food Service Specialist, Receive an Enlistment Bonus!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The United States Coast Guard has announced an enlistment bonus to those who complete training as a Food Specialist. Following are the basic requirements for becoming a active duty member of the Coast Guard: You must be a U.S. citizen or a Resident Alien. Be between the ages of 17–27 (up to age 32 if qualified […]

Picture of the Week – Auxiliarist Jim Frei

Monday, November 16, 2015

Auxiliarist Jim Frei (Flotilla 054-09-11) received the Assistant Container Inspector qualification in December 2013, and has been working with Sector North Carolina two days a month to inspect containers at the Port of Wilmington, located on the Cape Fear River and about 26 miles from the sea buoy.  This port averaged 24,800 TEUs per month […]

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