The over 56,000 members of the Coast Guard operate a multi-mission, interoperable fleet of 243 Cutters, 201 fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, and over 1,600 boats. On Thursdays during the month of February, our members not only carried out operations, but also conducted critical maintenance and other support services like providing crews nutritious meals. Check out these “Week in the Life” images!
On Feb. 23, 2017, the city of San Diego was officially designated as the 21st Coast Guard City in the nation during a ceremony at Sector San Diego. This designation also makes San Diego the largest Coast Guard City.
If you’ve ever visited or driven through the beautiful town of Sturgeon Bay in famous Door County in northern Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan, you’d probably never know that it has a 130-year relationship with the Coast Guard and its predecessors. In fact, many of the town’s residents didn’t know that fact either. That doesn’t diminish their support, respect and appreciation for the men and women of the Coast Guard who serve and call this town “home.”
Standing on the 17th Street Pier in Astoria, Ore., you’ll witness the ebb and flow of a bustling maritime community as fishermen prepare for the days catch and tug and pilot boats set out to safeguard commercial ships. But there’s a new addition to the pier in the form of a simple black granite slab. The monument is plain but what it stands for is a rich respect and partnership that has lasted for generations. Six words are etched in the granite to symbolize this respect – Astoria an official Coast Guard City.
Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson, 7th Coast Guard District public affairs. From an apartment to a shelter, a house to a condo, a “home” can mean a lot of things. For the 650 Coast Guard members and […]
The Coast Guard is an extended family. The communities that surround, embrace and support the Coast Guard are part this family. Celebrating 221 years of service to the Nation, the Coast Guard commemorates and thanks the communities that have given […]
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba was deployed last night to investigate a distress call from a Gloucester lobster boat disabled approximately 200-miles offshore. The boat, whose engines wouldn’t start, was facing 40 mph winds and 11-16 foot seas with a […]
itCG-Coast Guard City starts festival, Eagle’s in Maine, tar balls cause investigation, search continues
Today, “Coast Guard City, USA” in Grand Haven, Michigan, starts the daily Coast Guard Festival celebration that will continue for the next week. Hundreds of thousands of people will attend the festivities to honor the Coast Guard and its Guardians. […]