Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. j.g. Nyrel Allen

Whether lifting more than two times her body weight, sailing the high seas or overseeing operations for more than 40 Coast Guard units in the Pacific Northwest, Allen continues to be an inspiration for all.


Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns to San Diego with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine

In the zone: $848 million seized, 144 suspected smugglers apprehended

Today the Coast Guard and its interagency partners marked an important milestone in our Nation’s fight against dangerous transnational organized crime. In just six months, Coast Guardsmen have already interdicted more drugs in the Eastern Pacific than they did in all of fiscal year 2014.


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Preparing for the tough decisions: the Coast Guard Academy’s annual Ethics Forum

There is no denying the difficult ethical situations with which cadets will be presented as young junior officers. To build upon their developing experience, they must learn from the experience of those senior to them; those who have learned to face the odds and carry on the missions they vowed to perform and the people they promised to protect.


Rear Adm. John Korn passes on traditional flight gear to Vice Adm. Charles Ray during a change of watch ceremony at Air Station New Orleans. Ray relieved Korn as the Coast Guard's 25th Ancient Albatross. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Carrying on an ‘ancient’ tradition

“I knew a helicopter could take you far, but I never imagined it would take me this far.”


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Aux Jim Johnson

Just as lake effect snow and northern Michigan are one, so are U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary aviation and Jim Johnson. A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary since 2001, Mr. Johnson currently serves as the assistant 9th District staff officer for aviation and the auxiliary air coordinator for the 9th District central region.


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Response boats-medium prove worth across the country

The Coast Guard produced and delivered 174 response boats-medium, or RB-Ms, to 105 stations across 30 states and territories to replace its 41-foot utility boats, which were retired in 2014. Since the first response boat was delivered in 2008, coxswains around the country and their commanders have consistently lauded the response boat’s capabilities to perform the full spectrum of Coast Guard response boat missions.


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Strengthening partnerships through international training

Strengthening partnerships with foreign nations and enhancing their maritime defense capabilities are two key roles that the Coast Guard’s International Mobile Training Branch serves each and every day. Recently, Coast Guardsmen completed an eight-week deployment, in which they delivered law enforcement training to 51 people spanning three nations: the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.


Petty Officer 1st Class Denis Butierries holds his son Jacob so he can get a view of Honolulu Harbor during a tour of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush Dec. 23. 2014. Six-year-old Jacob was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was four months old and was given between four months and one year to live. His longtime wish was to see the Rush where his grandfather served as the engineering officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Fredrickson.

Shutter Shootout 2015: Photo of the Year!

After hundreds of thousands of your votes on our Facebook page we are proud to announce “Holding On” has won Shutter Shootout 2015.


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Shutter Shootout 2015: Finals

We’ve reached the final matchup of the Shutter Shootout 2015 photo contest. Will it be the number 4 seed “In Pursuit” from the North Division or the number 2 seed “Holding On” from the West Division?


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Shutter Shootout 2015: Final Four

We are down to the final four in the Shutter Shootout 2015 photo competition. Find out if your favorite photo made it into the final four round and make sure to vote as we move one step closer to selecting Coast Guard photo of the year.


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