witl weekend feature

Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Saturday and Sunday

Coast Guard members never stop working, not even on the weekends. The work and volunteer force includes more than 85,000 people, to include auxilarist, civilians, reservists and active duty members. Each person is a valuable member of the Coast Guard team to help ensure the security of our Nation’s people, assets and waterways. Check out what the Coast Guard does on the weekends to aid those in distress and to protect our shores!


Coast Guard Strong

Coast Guard Strong – O’Rian’s story

None of the challenges that 9-year-old O’Rian Jolley have stopped him from working towards his dream of being a Coast Guardsman when he grows up.


Phillip Smith holds his granddaugther Amber in 1977, shortly after he retired as the second Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Phillip Smith

As many across the nation unofficially celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday, we wanted to share a story of a proud Coast Guardsman in the words of his granddaughter.


Veterans Day ceremony

Adm. Papp, Secretary Napolitano honor Coast Guard veterans

In a Coast Guard Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony held today, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, was joined by Admiral Bob Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, and Master Chief Michael P. Leavitt, Master Chief Petty Officer […]


Meet the new leadership team

This morning’s change of command marked the completion of the Coast Guard’s transition to a new leadership team which will guide the service over the next four years.  And, while much of the talk over the coming days and weeks […]


Change of Watch: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Earlier today, Admiral Thad Allen presided over the second of three change of watch ceremonies that will culminate in the Commandant Change of Command ceremony as the Coast Guard bids welcome to a new leadership team. During today’s Change of […]


Remembering LT Herbert Collins

Lieutenant Herbert Collins, a Coast Guard legend and the last surviving member of the all-black Pea Island life saving station succumbed to cancer on Sunday evening. Born in 1921, Collins enlisted in 1939 at the age of 18 and would […]


Passing of a Coast Guard hero

Last month the Coast Guard family lost a true hero. Senior Chief Richard Dixon was a rare two-time recipient of the Coast Guard Medal, one of our nation’s highest non-combat honors. Click here to read Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast […]


UPDATED: Admiral Allen to testify on Coast Guard budget

Tomorrow morning, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, will testify about the service’s fiscal year 2011 (FY2011) budget request before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The Commandant will be joined by Master Chief Petty Officer […]


Happy Birthday Coast Guard Reserve!

Happy (belated) birthday to the Coast Guard Reserve! While February 19 is the actual birthday, Congressman William Delahunt, Admiral Allen, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Bowen and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force […]


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