National Strike Force members train for all hazards

National Strike Force trains for all hazards

The National Strike Force is one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s highly capable and experienced maritime crisis management teams. Standing ready to deploy to any hazard, any time, any place since 1973, NSF personnel have responded to many historic incidents […]


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Steering the way into the future

Written by Cmdr. Andrea Palermo. Throughout its history, the Coast Guard has adopted and fostered a solution-oriented “can do” mindset promoting initiative. Our founding father, Alexander Hamilton, encouraged Revenue Cutter Service captains to develop and share ideas and suggestions about […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Mirandi

Shipmate of the Week – BM3 Timothy Mirandi

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen, Coast Guard 9th District public affairs specialist. When Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Mirandi passed his check-ride May 19, 2011, it was the final step to becoming a qualified small-boat coxswain at […]


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Recognizing employers who support our reserves

When reserve Chief Warrant Officer Fred Eshelman was activated on a two-year contract with the Coast Guard Office of Boat Forces, his full-time civilian employer not only supported his rights and needs while he was away but also went above […]


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Setting the sails for success

While the partnership between the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration typically occurs during joint operations, crisis responses or exercises, last week the agencies partnered while sailing on America’s Tall Ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle. […]


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Protecting our oceans: Nabbing drift net violators

Renegade large-scale high-seas drift net fishing indiscriminately kills massive amounts of fish and other marine life such as whales and turtles. The practice of using enormous nets suspended for miles in open water is a significant threat to ocean ecosystems […]


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History: Honoring our profession through tradition

Written by Nora L. Chidlow, archivist in the U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office For most, being called “ancient” isn’t a good thing. But, in the Coast Guard being an Ancient is a tradition steeped in the Service’s history. For the […]


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Protecting the global supply chain: MSU Port Arthur

The global supply chain, including America’s ports and waterways, is an interconnected powerful engine of commerce, jobs and prosperity. Consumers, businesses and military forces in the U.S. and around the world rely on the system every day – even the […]


Boatswains Mate 1st Class Casey Wardynski

Shipmate of the Week – BM1 Casey Wardynski

The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of about 42,000 active duty servicemembers – roughly three percent of the U.S. armed forces. As the smallest of the five branches, every Coast Guard man and woman is a vital […]


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Eagle 75: Welcome home

Over the past few months, we’ve brought you stories of the Coast Guard Academy cadets and the various missions and visitors who sailed with the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle during this summer’s 75th anniversary training cruise. But, as the ship […]


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