Members of the Guardian Spouses speak with the spouses, or soon-to-be spouses, of graduating recruits from U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Feb. 27, 2015. The Guardian Spouses provide information about military life in a positive and informative way every graduation day. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Guardian Spouse Jill Simcox

Imagine yourself blindfolded and inching forward into a great unknown. Your mind is racing as you take each unsure step. You may feel disoriented, apprehensive, maybe even little scared? Your mind begins to weigh the risk vs reward of this journey, and you have only just begun. The only thing you know for sure is that the further in you go, the further away you become from everything and everyone that provided you a sense of security, safety and comfort…


ATLANTIC OCEAN - Petty Officer 1st Class Matt Hare hands Chief Petty Officer Brian Smith a lube oil sample as the crew works to remove a failed reduction gear lube oil pump aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas Feb. 7, 2012.  This is the fourth time engineers have had to change the pump on Cutter Dallas' current patrol.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Engineering: A multidisciplinary team dedicated to guarding our homeland through technical expertise

Behind every Coast Guard mission is a dedicated team of engineers charged with keeping our aircraft, cutters, boats, and shore infrastructure both operational and technologically at the cutting edge. Coast Guard engineering as a whole encompasses several engineering disciplines…


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Coast Guard Academy cadets study pieces of history to help solve modern problems

Historical Fact: The Cutters Taney, Kukui and Tiger along with other Coast Guard ships and patrol craft, and the CG-8 all responded to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the United States’ entry into World War II.


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Adm. Zukunft testifies on Coast Guard budget request

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. The […]


2015 State of the Coast Guard Address

2015 State of the Coast Guard Address

Today I delivered my first State of the Coast Guard Address and outlined how America’s Coast Guard will meet the challenges of today while preparing for complexities that remain ahead. In the face of unparalleled demands on the Service, we must: build the 21st century Coast Guard; defeat transnational organized crime; safeguard maritime commerce; operate in the polar regions; maximize return on investment; and drive out sexual assault.


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Impacts of a Potential Continuing Resolution or Lapse in Appropriation

Today, United States Coast Guard men and women are standing the watch around the world in service to our Nation. Our efforts and mission success depend on reliable and predictable funding.


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In the Zone: Coast Guard Counter Drug 101

The name “Coast Guard” can be a little deceiving. Many people don’t realize Coast Guardsmen are deployed around the world conducting a variety of military, law enforcement, regulatory and humanitarian missions. One of its most significant expeditionary missions is counter narcotics in the Western Hemisphere; more specifically, stopping drug smugglers in the “drug transit zones” of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin.


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Coast Guard Heroes: Oliver F. Berry

Chief Machinist’s Mate Berry became one of the world’s first helicopter maintenance specialists. A distinguished expert mechanic on original Coast Guard aircraft including landplanes and seaplanes as well as helicopters, he was lead instructor at the very first U.S. military helicopter training unit, the Rotary Wing Development Unit…


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Coast Guard Reserve: 74 years of reliable response

One of the world’s most famous war-time leaders, Winston Churchill once noted, “In battles two things are usually required of the Commander-in-Chief: to make a good plan for his army and, secondly, to keep a strong reserve.” Since its creation by Admiral Russell Waesche, the 8th Commandant of the Coast Guard, on February 19, 1941, the Coast Guard Reserve has time and again proven itself to be that strong reserve capability to which Churchill referred.


Rescued Crew from the Tug Thomas Tracy

Coast Guard Heroes: William C. Hart

In November 1926, CG-213, with Hart in charge, stood out toward Absecon Bar to assist the stranded tug Thomas Tracy. Owing to the prevailing heavy seas, accompanied by a 70-mile gale, it was found necessary for the crew to abandon ship.


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