ME A school feature

Protecting America: A day in the life of an ME “A” school student

Maritime Enforcement Specialist “A” school is a challenging and rigorous course of instruction provided at the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, South Carolina. This demanding nine-week course teaches Coast Guard active and reserve personnel how to execute the Coast Guard’s unique law enforcement mission in a safe, legal and professional manner. Each year the staff at MLEA trains and graduates more than 150 students who receive orders to 450 units across the Coast Guard.

What does a day in the life of an ME student look like?

Think Aux

Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer service stepping up its operational roles

The men and women of the Coast Guard Auxiliary are stepping up their integration in day-to-day operations throughout Sector Charleston’s area of responsibility. From responding to search and rescue missions and educating the public to augmenting active duty members at units, the Auxiliary’s presence helps extend the Coast Guard’s reach throughout local communities. This initiative, known as “Think Auxiliary!”, is a response to a goal set by Capt. Gary Tomasulo, Coast Guard Sector Charleston’s commanding officer, to perfect and improve mission execution.

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Shutter Shootout 2017: Elite 8

The next U.S. Coast Guard Shutter Shootout round is here. We’ve whittled down the top eight photos, who will make it to the Final Four? The vote is up to you! Use the interactive bracket and vote on the Coast Guard’s official Facebook page with a “like” or “love” to cast your vote.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Enlisted Persons of the Year

The Enlisted Person of the Year program recognizes exemplary men and women from the active and reserve enlisted workforce who reflect the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. Seaman Gregory W. Jacquet is recognized as the 2016 Enlisted Person of the Year – Active Duty Component – and Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole K. Cimino is recognized as the 2016 Enlisted Person of the Year – Reserve Component.


Shutter Shootout 2017: Sweet 16

We’re down to the top 16 photos of the Coast Guard’s annual Shutter Shootout competition. Which one will win? The results are up to you. Vote for your favorite photos with a “like” or “love” on the Coast Guard’s official Facebook page to get your favorite photo to the next round. May the best photo win!

Ida Lewis TLBL

The Long Blue Line: Ida Lewis “The Bravest Woman in America”

Ida Lewis, also referred to as “The Bravest Woman in America,” dedicated her life saving dozens of lives as the keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse. Her dedication to the safety of others serves as a role model for both men and women of the long blue line.


Adm. Zukunft testifies before Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard

In the week following his annual State of the Coast Guard address, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard to discuss the Coast Guard’s role as an indispensable instrument of national security.

FFL feature

Sea Stories: Coast Guard Light Station Five Finger

Five Finger Islands Lighthouse was built 115 years ago and became a part of the Coast Guard in 1939. The light once guided prospectors into southeast Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush and currently serves as a weather outpost for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Data Buoy Center, and remains a marine safety sight for the Alaska Marine Exchange. Hank O’Sullivan provides a first-person recounting of life as a member of the four-person crew stationed at the light in 1977.

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Shutter Shootout 2017: Coast and Guard (round 2)

The second round of tournament play for the Coast and Guard brackets are here! Help us find the top photo of the year by voting for your favorite using the interactive bracket and voting on our Facebook page.


Shutter Shootout 2017: United and States (round 2)

We’ve made it to round 2 of the Coast Guard’s annual Shutter Shootout photo competition! The second round of tournament play features photos from the United and States brackets. Use the interactive bracket or vote on the Coast Guard Facebook page for your favorite photos.

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