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C3CEN: 29 Years of Engineering for the U.S. Coast Guard…

August 28, 2015—The state of the art command, control, communications, surveillance, intelligence, navigation, and combat technologies managed by the dedicated team at the Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center, C3CEN, enables our people, vessels and aircraft to successfully…


Representing the Coast Guard with a Different Type…

August 20, 2015—Sometimes, the men and women that represent the U.S. Coast Guard wear a different type of uniform: a rugby jersey.


Coast Guard Cutter James Enters the Fleet

August 10, 2015 - Coast Guard Cutter James, a 418-ft National Security Cutter, entered into active service on August 8, 2015 at U.S. Coast Guard Base Boston. The cutter will be homeported in Charleston, South Carolina.


Coast Guard Aviation: Into the Storm for 100 Years

August 7, 2015, Coast Guard aviation was born when 3rd Lt. Elmer Stone reported to flight training on April 1, 1916. Now, a full century later, 2016 will represent the 100th year of U.S. Coast Guard aviation.


Face of Defense: Coast Guardsman Swims to Save Lives…

COAST GUARD AIR STATION NORTH BEND, Ore., Aug. 4, 2015 – An Olympic-length triathlon swim is just under a mile—0.9 miles to be exact. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer completed a triathlon swim of a different nature and saved four lives July 21, 2015.


USS Kauffman and U.S. Coast Guard Team Nab $15.5 Million…

JULY 8, 2015, PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS)  -  In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) recovered approximately 775 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $15.5 million in international…


Release of U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Strategy

by LT Stephanie Young, June 17 -  For more than two centuries, the U.S. Coast Guard has harnessed innovations and leveraged new capabilities to ensure safety, security and stewardship across the maritime domain. In continuing a proud history of responding to the nation’s maritime needs,…


Coast Guard: New Social Media handbook for 2015

PA1 David J. Schuhlein, April 22, 2015 -  Are you active on social media? Are you a collateral duty public affairs officer? Are you part of the leadership at your unit? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need a…


Preparing for the Tough Decisions: the Coast Guard…

by LTJG Katie Braynard, April 15, 2015 -  Each May, around 200 cadets raise their right hands and take the oath of office, concluding the declaration with, “…I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”


Coast Guard Officially Stands Up Dive Rating

APRIL 3, 2015, by LTJG Katie Braynard -  “The Coast Guard shall enforce or assist in the enforcement of all applicable laws on, under and over the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.” This opening line from Title 14, U.S. Code, establishes the Coast…


Coast Guard Senior Leaders Hold First Facebook Town…

MARCH 18, 2015 -  In the first town hall of its kind for the service, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft, Vice Commandant Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell conducted a live Facebook Q&A.


Adm. Zukunft Testifies on Coast Guard Budget Request…

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 -  One day after Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered his first State of the Coast Guard Address, he testified on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request before the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.


A Guide to Body Armor for America’s Coast Guard…

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…


Sustaining Mission Effectiveness as Coast Guard Surface…

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…


A Diamond Anniversary for the Coast Guard Auxiliary…

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.


Adm. Papp Testifies on Coast Guard Budget Request

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…


Largest Drug Seizure in the 1st Coast Guard District’s…

(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,…


Coast Guard Reserve: 72 Years of Service to America…

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.


The Anatomy of a Soldier

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.


2012 GRAND HAVEN COAST GUARD FESTIVAL

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…


Coast Guard Changes Its Exam Standards and Procedures…

Some changes to the Coast Guard rating exam will integrate new ways of testing and training new enlisting members.


Recruiting Stays on Track for Active Service Components…

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.


Coast Guard Hosts Haunted House for Charity

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.


Online Language Training Now Earns Promotion Points…

10/24/2011 - Soldiers can now earn up to 16 promotion points for completing language instruction with the Headstart2 language training program.


All U.S. Troops from Iraq Returning Home for Good

10/22/2011 - All U.S. service members will leave Iraq by the end of the year, President Barack Obama announced today.


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