Protecting America: Seizure of 16 tons of cocaine worth estimated $420 million

Each and every day, the Coast Guard combats the illicit drug trade in a six-million square mile area, including the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific. Cocaine seizures prevent drugs from reaching America’s streets, while delivering a blow to the wallet and influence of transnational organized crime groups. Without the Coast Guard and its partners, hundreds of millions of dollars would flow past U.S. borders and fuel these crime-terror-insurgency organizations.


Shutter Shootout 2017: Championship

This is the final round of the Coast Guard’s annual Shutter Shootout 2017 contest. This contest, coinciding with NCAA’s March Madness, allows our Coast Guard fans and followers the chance to choose the top Coast Guard photo of the year. The winner of the championship round will be announced Tuesday, April 4, 2017.


Shutter Shootout 2017: Final 4

The Final 4 round is here. The next round is upon is, so cast your vote on the Coast Guard’s official Facebook page now to see your favorite photo make it to the Championship round, Monday, April 3, 2017.


The Long Blue Line: Combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Coast Guard was instrumental in providing port security and demonstrated the Coast Guard units could serve in areas lacking any Coast Guard infrastructure. The units who served in these areas added an important chapter to the history of the service and lived up to the Coast Guard’s motto of Semper Paratus.


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?


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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.


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!


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.


Shutter Shootout 2017: First Round (Guard)

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Shutter Shootout 2017 “Guard” bracket is here! This bracket showcases imagery from U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest, U.S. Coast Guard Alaska and U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic. Help us find the top photo of the year by voting on your favorite photos with a “like” or “love” on the official Coast Guard Facebook page. The competition is annual and coincides with NCAA’s March Madness.


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