225 Years of Service to Nation

Service to Nation: 225 years strong

The Coast Guard continues to celebrate the legacy of its formative services and the heroism of those who served. Our missions may have changed over the years, but one thing has remained constant: the selfless service of each and every person that takes the oath to protect their country as part of the U.S. Coast Guard.


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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: CWO Andrew Schock

A strong leader leads by example and will do the right thing – even when no one is looking.

“Those are two leadership characteristics that I try to exemplify,” said Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Schock, a Coast Guard marine investigator. Schock recently received the Coast Guard Award for Excellence in Marine Inspections for his dedication to the Coast Guard and his team.


Petty Officer 3rd Class Noel Cordero poses for a photo while transiting through the Grenville Channel in British Columbia, Canada. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK2 Noel Cordero

Military leadership is often perceived as those who hold a high rank, part of a command staff, who foster the development of their junior members to one day become leaders themselves. But as with Coast Guardsmen like Petty Officer 2nd Class Noel Cordero, a junior member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, a good leader can come from any rank.


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National Safe Boating Week 2015: Auxiliary, state boating resources

Now that you know all about life jackets, safety equipment, and why float plans are so vital to you and your passengers, here is some great U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and State boating resources that you need to know.


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National Safe Boating Week 2015: Safety equipment

In 2014, the Coast Guard was notified of 4,064 boating accidents that resulted in 610 people killed, 2,678 injuries and approximately $39 million of damage to property. But that does not tell the entire story.


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National Safe Boating Week 2015: Float plans

Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple… there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation.


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Future Leaders: Cadet Marina Stevens, Four generations of Coast Guard service

It’s been nearly a century since Coast Guard service first found its way into the hearts of Marina Stevens’ family. – carrying on a tradition that began with her great-grandfather, Olin “Blackie” Emerson, in 1918.


Petty Officer 1st Class Denis Butierries holds his son Jacob so he can get a view of Honolulu Harbor during a tour of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush Dec. 23. 2014. Six-year-old Jacob was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was four months old and was given between four months and one year to live. His longtime wish was to see the Rush where his grandfather served as the engineering officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Fredrickson.

Shutter Shootout 2015: Photo of the Year!

After hundreds of thousands of your votes on our Facebook page we are proud to announce “Holding On” has won Shutter Shootout 2015.


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Shutter Shootout 2015: Final Four

We are down to the final four in the Shutter Shootout 2015 photo competition. Find out if your favorite photo made it into the final four round and make sure to vote as we move one step closer to selecting Coast Guard photo of the year.


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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (West)

We continue the first round of Shutter Shootout 2015 photo contest with our West bracket, which covers the 11th and 14th Coast Guard districts. Starting today, you can vote in the new West bracket at the Coast Guard’s Facebook page by simply clicking “like” on your favorite photos.


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