Seaman Jacob Flores (left) and Seaman Mark Paul, crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, pull four sets of mooring bridles that are tied together to a hand truck before the bridles are craned aboard the Rankin, July 30, 2013. The bridles, which weigh approximately 90 pounds a set, are kept at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, where the Rankin is home-ported. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Week in the life of the Coast Guard

Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations […]


The chief of police for the United States Park Police, Teresa Chambers (far left), honors members of the Coast Guard for their role in a multi-agency effort to apprehend a suspect who allegedly fired at a Coast Guard helicopter, in a ceremony June 25, 2013, Washington, D.C. Chambers presented the Coast Guardsmen with a United States Park Police Certificate of Appreciation for their work in the September 2012 case. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando

Park Police honors Coast Guardsmen for role in multi-agency effort to apprehend suspect who fired at Coast Guard helicopter

Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando The United States Park Police honored members of the Coast Guard for their work in a multi-agency effort to apprehend a man who allegedly fired a gun at a Coast Guard helicopter last year. […]


A NORAD first in the National Capital Region

Story written by Michael Kucharek, NORAD Public Affairs It seems unbelievable that a small-town kid from Clinton, Ontario would end up being the first Royal Canadian Air Force pilot assigned to protect the skies over Washington, D.C. But for Capt. […]


Participants of a multi-agency Maritime Tactical Operations Group training approached a vessel during a scenario where the crew boarded a small boat that needed to be taken control of during an exercise in Curtis Bay, Md., May 15, 2013. This MTOG training, which consisted of 35 members from 14 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies from the Chesapeake Bay area, focused on tactical team operations to learn and enhance skill sets particular to a maritime environment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Always ready by always training

  Post written by PA2 David R. Marin  Intel has just come in about a vessel of interest that merits further investigation. Orders have been issued to take control of the boat and all personnel aboard. Responding to the call, […]


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Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center receives Kimball Award

Story by Lt. Julie E. Sieker and Seaman Nicole Groll On April 18, 2013, members of the Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center Boat Tactics Branch, located at Camp Lejeune, N.C., were presented with the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Luis Rangel, a crewmember of Coast Guard Station Washington, mans a simulated weapon on the bow of a 25-foot Response Boat – Small during a training scenario as part of the unit’s tactics, techniques and procedures training on the Potomac River, Thursday, April 11, 2013. The training is conducted for members to earn their training qualifications and keep current training qualifications valid. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lindberg.

Coast Guard Station Washington conducts training on Potomac River

Post written by PA2 Jonathan Lindberg Two orange Coast Guard boats dart around the Potomac River playing what looks like a game of cat and mouse. The revving of engines, flashing blue lights and periodic whooping of sirens grab the […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Coast Guard helicopter passes over Washington, D.C., Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, during a National Capital Region air defense training mission. The Coast Guard has been tasked with intercepting low flying, slow speed aircraft in restricted air space over Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Edwards

Operation Noble Eagle reaches 4,000th alert

The Coast Guard is proud to be a part of this ongoing operation to safeguard the National Capital Region. Air Station Atlantic City, in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., provides multiple aircraft and crews to protect the NCR on a 24/7 […]


Crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge and local residents are shown here at the grave site of Richard Etheridge in Manteo, N.C., Dec. 4, 2012.  The crew was welcomed to the Outer Banks to visit the final resting place of Richard Etheridge, a hero of the Coast Guard, and namesake of their cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

A new cutter with a legacy to fill

 Post written by PA3 David Weydert On a warm December day, in Manteo, N.C., on Roanoke Island, the men and women of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge stepped onto historic grounds. The Coast Guard men and women are greeted […]


Petty Officer 1st Class Kenyo McLain, a member of the Tactical Law Enforcement Team South based in Opa Locka, Fla., receives his graduation certificate from Capt. Mark Wilbert, of the Special Missions Training Center in Camp Lejune, N.C., after completing the basic tactical operator's course, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. The BTOC is an eight-week course where students learn marksmanship, combat marksmanship and close-quarters combat. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Nicole J. Groll

Coast Guard Basic Tactical Operator’s Course students graduate

  Post written by Seaman Nicole J. Groll The Coast Guard’s Special Missions Training Center, located in Courthouse Bay at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, has kicked off the new fiscal year with the start of its Basic Tactical […]


PHILADELPHIA - Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, homeported here, is shown alongside the tug boat Texan in the Delaware River, Dec. 8, 2011 while Coast Guard crewmembers conduct a boarding. During an at-sea boarding, boarding officers conduct an inspection and determine if there are violations in safety equipment, materiel condition or environmental regulation defiance. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer David Allen.

Coast Guard implements bridging program to ease into new regulations

  Post written by Lt. Trevor Blount, MST1 Joshua Gonzales and PA3 Cynthia Oldham The image of a tug boat guiding, pushing, towing or tugging a barge is not necessarily what jumps to mind when someone visualizes the shipping and trade […]


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