Coast Guard Academy: Class of 2018 international cadets

The Coast Guard Academy is uniquely suited to prepare international maritime leaders to address the most complex global challenges of our time. Interaction with these students is an important part of the cadet experience.


Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Short-range UAS for the maritime environment

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been evaluating short-range, hand-launched UAS for several years. Researchers have also evaluated short-range UAS in realistic maritime security, first responder and pollution response scenarios. The lessons learned are being used to develop concept of operations for Coast Guard-specific missions.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SKC Brynn Simonetti

This year’s distinguished active duty recipient of the MCPO Angela M. McShan Inspirational Leadership Award is Chief Petty Officer Brynn Simonetti, who notably spearheaded the 2017 Inaugural National Capital Region Mentoring Project – a beta test program that will serve to establish a future Coast Guard-wide mentoring program.


2018 Cadet Research Symposium

As the school years comes to a close, first class cadets across campus are gearing up for one last presentation during the Coast Guard Academy 2018 Cadet Research Symposium.

The annual symposium, held every year a few weeks before graduation, gives the first year cadets a rare opportunity to showcase their academic prowess and scholarly work before a diverse audience of peers, faculty, staff, sponsors, and supporters.


Shutter Showdown 2018 Champion

The votes have been counted and the winner of the 2018 Shutter Showdown competition is…


Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy, a boatswain's mate assigned to Coast Guard Station Golden Gate in San Francisco, drives a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat near the Golden Gate Bridge, Feb. 8, 2018. In March, Duffy became the fourth active female surfman in the Coast Guard, earning the highest rank in Coast Guard boat operation and a title which dates back more than 200 years to the U.S. Life-Saving Service. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM1 Krystyna Duffy – the fourth active female surfman

Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy pursued her dream to become a Coast Guard surfman her entire career. Duffy had to rely on her network and community of people who care and were willing to stand for her to help her achieve her dream. She is now the fourth active female surfman in the Coast Guard.


The Long Blue Line: The First Lady Harriet Lane and WMEC-903

Just over 160 years ago, at a time when women remained relatively invisible in public life, Harriet Lane was the nation’s most politically powerful and celebrated woman. She was the first woman to receive the title of “First Lady” during her time in the White House, and she was the first female namesake of a cutter.


The “Duck” memorial: Remembering WWII heroes

Members of the Coast Guard, volunteers, and surviving family members attended a memorial ceremony in Greenland in August to commemorate the lives of Lt. John Pritchard, Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Bottoms, and U.S. Army Air Corps Cpl. Loren Howarth. A plaque was permanently installed outside the Kulusuk Airport.


Port conditions in affected Hurricane Harvey areas

The Coast Guard along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office have the current port conditions set within the effected areas of Hurricane Harvey and surrounding areas of the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday.


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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