Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Friday

On Friday’s edition of Week in the Life in the Coast Guard 2015, we feature training operations from Honolulu and the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., as well as oil response and Coast Guard administration in Columbia, Ore., and health services from Base Alameda Medical in Alameda, Calif.

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Coast Guard National Strike Force ends 2014 with international oil spill assistance

The U.S. Coast Guard is well known for its ability to handle oil and other hazardous material spills, but what isn’t well known is that the service often works with other countries to assist with their marine pollution incidents. In this case, the spill was in the Eastern Sundarbans Reserved Forest in Bangladesh.

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Admiral Allen retires from Coast Guard

Today, Admiral Allen officially retired from the United States Coast Guard. When he wakes up tomorrow morning as a civilian, he will no longer wear the uniform but will continue to serve the nation as the National Incident Commander of the BP oil spill.

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BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Information and Suggestions

As the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to generate interest, we want to reiterate the best place for information on response efforts - the official Unified Area Command Website. The entire site is full of regularly updated useful information, some […]


ADM Papp rallies the Coast Guard

Earlier this week, we brought you Admiral Bob Papp’s first hand account of the ongoing Coast Guard role in the Deepwater Horizon Response. Moments ago, Admiral Papp sent an All Hands e-mail to the men and women of the service […]


Stay up to the minute with the Deepwater Horizon Response

Earlier today, the federal government launched a new widget to share the latest information from the Deepwater Horizon Response. The widget includes links to the official Deepwater Horizon Response website, information for volunteers, how to submit a claim, and the […]

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ADM Papp updates from the Gulf of Mexico

Yesterday, Admiral Bob Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, spent the first of what will be three days touring Coast Guard operations in support of the Deepwater Horizon Response. It was a busy day of fly-overs, meeting with Coasties and […]

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Papp Provides Forces, Logistics for Gulf Spill Response

Adm. Bob Papp, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, is working this week to fine tune Coast Guard support to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response effort. One immediate result of Papp’s trip is the transfer of Federal On-Scene Coordinator duties between […]

Gulf Oil Spill on National Geographic

As the world continues to follow the response to the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, National Geographic Channel will air the special Gulf Oil Spill. Combining stunning video obtained from the Coast Guard and emergency response crews […]

BP attempts “top kill” to stop oil leak

At approximately 1 p.m. (CDT) this afternoon, BP initiated a procedure referred to as a “top kill” in an attempt to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater […]

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