DECEMBER 1, 2014 - As one of the United States’ five armed forces, the Coast Guard keeps America’s seas as safe as can be, preventing various criminal activities affecting law and order on-land. The Coast Guard covers a broad spectrum of protective services, from search-and-rescue…
October 1, 2014 - The U.S. Coast Guard Western Hemisphere Strategy is built around three priorities, combating networks, securing borders and safeguarding commerce. To meet these priorities, the strategy emphasizes the critical importance of offshore vessel and aircraft presence to support effective…
June 24, 2014 - Diamonds, rare as they are beautiful, are among the strongest and hardest known materials on Earth. It is perhaps fitting, then, that the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - rare in their talents and strong in their commitment to service - celebrated their diamond anniversary yesterday.
March 14, 2014 - Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified recently before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. The Commandant led his opening statement by thanking both…
(September 18, 2013) - If you speak with Coast Guardsmen from the 1st Coast Guard District - stretching from the Canadian border in Maine to northern New Jersey - about the missions they routinely perform, you will likely get a standard answer from just about every member: search and rescue,…
The Coast Guard Reserve has been a flexible, responsive and cost-effective workforce that has maintained its primary purpose of providing surge capacity for Coast Guard missions for 72 years.
When you are in the military, you know that reporting to your unit in poor physical fitness starts things off on the wrong foot. It’s not just a matter of pride; it’s important for the job.
Grand Haven holds a spectacular annual festival for the Coast Guard which is the home of the Coast Guard’s National Memorial Service that honors fallen members of the service. The Coast Guard Festival is one of the largest festivals in Western Michigan, attracting around 300,000 people each…
Some changes to the Coast Guard rating exam will integrate new ways of testing and training new enlisting members.
All of the active service components and five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical year-to-date recruiting goals for fiscal year 2012 through February, Pentagon officials reported yesterday.
10/24/2011 - Get ready to be spooked and scared! The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Garibaldi, Ore., Fire Department will host a haunted house, for charity.
10/24/2011 - Soldiers can now earn up to 16 promotion points for completing language instruction with the Headstart2 language training program.
10/22/2011 - All U.S. service members will leave Iraq by the end of the year, President Barack Obama announced today.
First Lady Michelle Obama today announced a private sector hiring commitment of 25,000 military spouses and veterans as part of the Joining Forces campaign.
10/10/2011 - As a service to those immigrants in uniform, the U.S. government has granted citizenship to thousands of immigrants whom served honorably.
With the fall semester busily under way at colleges and universities across the United States, some of the most prestigious among them are charting a new course with the return of ROTC programs to their campuses.
The USPS and Military Postal Service have released the 2011 deadlines to ensure mail delivery for Military holiday packages.
The repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law is expected to take effect today at 12:01 EDT.
6/6/2011 - About 300 U.S. Soldiers, most of them combat veterans themselves, joined their British, French and German counterparts in Normandy, France, to honor the sacrifices of World War II veterans who conducted the D-Day invasion 67 years ago today.
5-19-2011 - ‘Tents for Troops’ is a non-profit organization that provides FREE RV and camping sites to all active military and their families.
5-18-2011 - President Obama Gives Commencement Speech at Coast Guard Academy
1/18/2011 - A commission of current and retired officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians charged with evaluating Defense Department policies to ensure they promote equal opportunity plans to recommend lifting the ban on women in combat.
10/19/2010 - Openly gay men and lesbian women now can apply to join the military, Defense Department officials said today.
10/6/2010 - Coast Guard members salute their seniors as a sign of respect through a crisp raised hand salute.
7/15/2010 - Military efforts along the Gulf Coast continue today as part of the federal response force to clean up the oil spill.
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