CG Patent

Coast Guard men and women awarded patent for innovative solution

Coast Guard men and women are always coming up with innovative ways to solve the service’s challenges. But it’s not every day that a group of young junior officers — and their former cadet advisor — find themselves U.S. Patent holders for their invention.


Winter safety tips

7 tips to keep you safe on the water this winter

If you plan to participate in any water activity this winter – know what will keep you safe! Planning and preparation are key to any safe outing on the water, but also knowing some basic safety and cold-water immersion tips can help save your life. Here are 7 tips to help keep you safe on the water this winter.


Building the National Security Cutter: Carrying on a legacy

Building the National Security Cutter: Carrying on a legacy

Serving aboard a Coast Guard Cutter named Hamilton inspires a certain pride in Coast Guard men and women. Since 1830, cutters carrying this namesake have patrolled the waters to ensure the safety and security of American citizens.


Thankful for: A rescue

Thankful for: A rescue

The New Zealand doctor said it was like “angels in the sky with American accents had landed.”


Meal

Thankful for: Service to Nation

Today, I join our Nation in gathering together with family and loved ones for Thanksgiving dinner. While turkey and stuffing will be served, the sights and sounds will be different from that of many Americans as I spend the holiday with Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in Manama, Bahrain. There is no better place to express my thanks for all those who place Service before self than sitting alongside those defending our country overseas.


Thankful for: My crew

Thankful for: My crew

It’s the time of year to say thanks to those who deserve it most. I feel extremely privileged to be your commanding officer and want to take this moment to give a big “Thank You!” to you, the crew of Chinook.


Flight

Focus on the Western Hemisphere: Unity of Effort – strong partnerships breed success

The U.S. Coast Guard must be in lock-step with our Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Defense and other interagency and international partners to be successful in “combating networks” – the first priority of the Coast Guard’s Western Hemisphere Strategy. These partnerships were at the forefront as The Interdiction Committee engaged with stakeholders in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Panama, Colombia and Honduras last week.


Thankful for: His health

Thankful for: His health

This year, for my family, Thanksgiving strikes a deeper chord than ever before. While historical Thanksgiving celebrations focus on the abundance of the harvest, this year we celebrate the abundance of wellness and good health of our loved ones, for we learned the hard way that these things are not a given.


Colombia

Focus on the Western Hemisphere: A network approach

Federal agencies and international partners are working tirelessly in the United States and abroad to combat Transnational Organized Crime networks. These efforts have been instrumental in eradicating production facilities and controlling the purchase of precursor chemicals used to make drugs; interrupting mobility corridors when illegal narcotics are being moved to stockpile locations; and integrating efforts to disrupt drug shipments and the distribution chain to impact the network itself.


Thankful for: My husband

Thankful for: My husband

I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for our family. You are a true hero – not just because of your service to our country, but because you always put your family first.


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