Commencement 2017

Welcome to the fleet Coast Guard Academy Class of 2017

President Donald. J. Trump addressed the Class of 2017 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, during the 136th Commencement, May 17, 2017. One hundred ninty-five graduating cadets had the opportunity to listen to a tribute from their commander in chief.

Capt Hsu

The Long Blue Line: Capt. Kwang-Ping Hsu

U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Kwang-Ping Hsu experienced his own version of the “American Dream” and served as a true role model for members of the Coast Guard’s long blue line. Hsu and his family fled China during WWII and adopted his new country with honor and dignity becoming the first foreign-born cadet at the Coast Guard Academy and serving the country for more than 30 years.


Adm. Zukunft testifies at House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared before the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee today to discuss recent recapitalization efforts and underscore the service’s most pressing needs. Among the past year’s recapitalization highlights was awarding the contract to complete the program of record for 58 total Fast Response Cutters – all, as the Commandant emphasized, at “an affordable price.”

Hurricanes again

Hurricanes, again? Yes, it’s that time of year.

Hurricane preparation isn’t a new subject; in fact the Coast Guard has been harping about it for centuries. It’s not something to scoff at or dismiss; they aren’t spectacles to challenge. Sometimes hurricanes pass through with little to no damage, and then there are those that create extremely hazardous conditions, chaos, destruction and or death. Help us help you by being prepared before the unexpected happens.

Future Leaders Victory

Future Leaders: Leading the way to Victory

Derek Victory, a first class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, has one of the greatest last names in sports. He has been the Bears’ starting quarterback since winning the job four games into his freshman season and over the past four years; Victory has rewritten the Coast Guard Academy record book.

Future Leaders Myazoe

Future Leaders: Navigating the international waters of the Coast Guard Academy

Four years at a military academy is arduous for the most prepared students, but navigating through those years as an international cadet adds an extra layer of difficulty. Language barriers, culture shock, and homesickness can make studying in another country almost impossible. One such student is First Class Cadet James Myazoe of Marjuro, Marshall Island.

Mother's Day

Honoring Coast Guard mothers

In the spirit of honoring Coast Guard mothers, we have gathered a few Coast Guard members who had a few things to say about their own mothers. Happy Mother’s Day!

TLBL lighthouse keepers

The Long Blue Line: Hawaiian keepers of the light

Travelers visiting Hawaii admire the beauty of the state’s lighthouses and their picturesque surroundings. However, these structures are hollow reflections of the native Hawaiians who stood the watch through good times and bad. As members of the long blue line, they helped build the history and heritage of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Future Leaders Johnson

Future Leaders: Turning thoughts into action at the Coast Guard Academy

First Class Cadet Angela-Ruth Johnson has been turning thoughts into action since she first set her sights on the Coast Guard Academy. Upon graduation from the Academy with a degree in Operations Research and Computer Analysis, Johnson will be entering the fleet as an ensign in the United States Coast Guard. She will be tasked with large amounts of responsibilities in the overseeing of day-to-day activities. This is the moment she has been working towards since she initially began her Coast Guard career five years ago.

Future Leaders Barnes

Future Leaders: Sailing into a Commission

Nikole Barnes couldn’t have written a better story for how her time at the Coast Guard Academy turned out. With a little help and guidance, this sailing champ was able to refocus herself and finish strong, a common theme for her time at the Academy.

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