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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.


Joining Forces Campaign Announces 25,000 Job Openings…

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.


U.S. Government Grants Citizenship to Thousands of…

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.


ROTC Making a Comeback at Ivy League Schools

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.


Postal Date Deadlines for Holiday Mail for 2011

The USPS and Military Postal Service have released the 2011 deadlines to ensure mail delivery for Military holiday packages.


U.S Military Ready for End on Ban of Gays Serving Openingly…

The repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law is expected to take effect today at 12:01 EDT.


Soldiers Commemorate D-Day’s 67th Anniversary…

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.


‘Tents for Troops’ Organization Provides…

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.


President Gives Commencement Speech at Coast Guard…

5-18-2011 - President Obama Gives Commencement Speech at Coast Guard Academy


Commission to Recommend Lifting Ban on Women in Combat…

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.


Ruling Allows Openly Gay Men, Women to Sign Up

10/19/2010 - Openly gay men and lesbian women now can apply to join the military, Defense Department officials said today.


Coast Guard Foundation Salutes Haiti Earthquake Responders…

10/6/2010 - Coast Guard members salute their seniors as a sign of respect through a crisp raised hand salute.


Military Support to Mitigate Oil Spill Continues

7/15/2010 -  Military efforts along the Gulf Coast continue today as part of the federal response force to clean up the oil spill.


Florida Army Guard Aviators Assist Experts in Documenting…

6/24/2010 - As part of the ongoing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Fish and Wildlife experts have taken to the air with Florida National Guard aviators to spot oil encroaching near the beaches of Florida’s Panhandle.


Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Update

As an Armed Force, the Coast Guard is actively participating in the DoD Working Group exploring these options and will follow Pentagon policy changes on this issue.


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