CSIS

Forward, Engaged, Ready

Our history as a maritime nation is intertwined with the missions of America’s Sea Services – the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. From engaging and defeating adversaries to assisting other nations through humanitarian and disaster relief, our maritime forces have a proud tradition of cooperative partnership.


Pacific Area Commander Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray and 17th District Commander Rear Adm. Dan Abel present the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor award to Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Kreske at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 18, 2015.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: AST2 Jonathan Kreske

What is your definition of heroism? While to some the first definition that comes to mind might be a one-time heroic action, we would like to provide you with a different type of example. Not just a single act in the heat-of-the-moment, but a consistent display of extraordinary heroism. A consistency and perseverance demonstrated in decision-making and problem-solving where an individual, on more than one occasion, moves beyond their training and everyday duties, and applies those skills in the service of others.


Polar Star frees vessel from Antarctic ice

Heading south for winter: 26 people rescued trapped in Antarctic ice

The 157 crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departed the U.S. Antarctic Program’s McMurdo Station Feb. 9, 2015 after successfully completing the surface vessel portion of Operation Deep Freeze 2015, which provided military logistical support to the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program…


Coast Guard

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.


Betty C

Ill-fated crew survives inferno at sea

In 2014, 205 people in the U.S. were saved because of EPIRBs. Eighty-three of them were rescued at sea in 28 separate incidents. Twenty-one of them were aboard Betty C.


2014 Videos of the Year: Station Bellingham Rescue

2014 Videos of the Year: Station Bellingham Rescue

Not a second too late, Coast Guard crews attempt to pull two young men from the water before drowning in our final video nominee!


2014 Videos of the Year: Falcon Farewell

2014 Videos of the Year: Falcon Farewell

After 32 years of service to our Nation, the Coast Guard bids fair winds to the service’s only jet, the Falcon, in the third video of our top 10 competition.


2014 Videos of the Year: Copacabana Rescue

2014 Videos of the Year: Copacabana Rescue

What does a big wave do to a big ship? Watch to find out! We’re kicking off the Top 10 video competition with a rescue at sea 200 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska from the 587-foot cargo vessel Copacabana.


It's back...Coast Guard 2014 Videos of the Year

It’s back…2014 Coast Guard Video of the Year!

We are pleased to announce the 2014 nominees for Coast Guard Video of the Year. We’ve selected the top 10 videos, the best of the best, as this year’s nominees. Now, we need your help in deciding the top Coast Guard video for 2014!


Unmanned aircraft systems

A force multiplier: Investigating the use of unmanned aircraft systems

For more than a decade, the U.S. military has employed unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, to patrol the skies over targets and areas of interest, providing critical surveillance capabilities without putting pilots and crew in harm’s way. With the recent demonstration of hand-launched UAS on board a Sector Miami Fast Response Cutter, the Coast Guard is continuing its evaluation of UAS capabilities and potential incorporation into future cutter operations.


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