Admiral Papp and General Amos

#SAS12: Sea-Air-Space Expo

This week, the largest maritime exposition in the United States is taking place in the nation’s capital and the Coast Guard is center stage. Since 1965, the Sea-Air-Space Exposition has brought together the U.S. sea services, private-sector companies and key […]


First Lady welcomes Coast Guard's newest cutter

First Lady welcomes newest cutter

Perhaps there is no better way to close out Women’s History Month than by welcoming the Coast Guard’s newest cutter – a cutter honoring the legacy of Capt. Dorothy Stratton. Earning the title “Coast Guard Cutter,” today marked the beginning of the […]


A World War II veteran. A Coast Guard SPAR.

Stratton: 100 years of legacy

Do you think the women who served during World War II 70 years ago realized the impact they would have on future generations of women to come? Do you think they thought their legacy would continue to this very day […]


A Nation's Gratitude

White House honors nation’s warriors

There is no greater honor for the men and women of the United States military than to serve their nation. But being recognized for their service at a private event with their Commander-in-Chief is a rare and valued opportunity. Coast […]


Admiral Bob Papp

Loss of Coast Guard Aircraft 6535

Posted from Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Bob Papp’s All Hands e-mail: Shipmates, I regret to inform you that last evening, Tuesday, February 28th, CG-6535 from ATC Mobile crashed in Mobile Bay. CG-6535 was flown by a four-person crew […]


Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter

UPDATE 2: Search continues for 3 after Coast Guard helicopter crash in Mobile Bay

UPDATE: This post has been updated to include the names of the crew members of CG-6535. UPDATE 2: This post has been updated to include the recovery of two additional crew members of CG-6535 and the suspension of active search […]


Dr. Olivia Hooker

Dr. Olivia Hooker: Veteran trail blazer

The following is an excerpt from the White Plains Patch reprinted with permission. Westchester County recently presented Dr. Olivia Hooker, a World War II Coast Guard SPAR and one of the first African American women to enlist in the service, […]


The art and science of ice breaking

The art & science of ice breaking

As the nation continues to track the historic journey of Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Russian-flagged tanker Renda through approximately 300 miles of ice-covered Arctic waters towards the small Alaskan town of Nome, some may ponder the unique capabilities of an ice […]


CGC Healy breaks ice for Russian tanker

Healy breaks path to Nome

UPDATE: Video of the ships breaking through the ice is available on YouTube and in the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery. The Coast Guard has a long history of braving harsh Alaskan elements to rescue mariners in distress, protect the […]


Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty turns 125!

Today, Lady Liberty turned 125 and one Coast Guardsman had a special invitation to the historic celebration on Liberty Island. Petty Officer 3rd Class Anatoliy Gryshchenko was one of 125 naturalization candidates from 40 countries who took the Oath of […]


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