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Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Tuesday

There is no “typical” Tuesday in the Coast Guard, but this blog features a snippet of what the Coast Guard was up to on Tuesdays during the month of February. From Antarctica to Key West, with old and new assets, the Coast Guard carried out missions vital to protecting and securing our national interests.


Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristina Manson from recieves the Spirit of Service Award from American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger and Medal of Honor recipient Kyle White. Photo by Lucas Carter.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: OS3 Kristina Manson

“I worked in middle schools before joining the Coast Guard and know just how important and influential volunteers are in an educational environment, especially active-duty military members. Seeing student’s eyes light up when they first see a Coast Guard member make an appearance to step in to help out with school events is heartwarming as well as gratifying.” – OS3 Kristina Manson


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The Garífuna: A seagoing tradition continues in the Coast Guard

In celebrating June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we’re spotlighting the Garífuna, a unique Afro-Caribbean indigenous group whose seafaring descendants trace their early heritage from the Caribbean islands of Belize and Saint Vincent and have settled in fishing villages off the coast of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize.


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Coast Guard Role models: Inspiring the next generation

Take a moment to think back – can you remember the people who influenced you the most in your life? Maybe a special teacher, a talented athlete or even one of your parents? Role models are important – they challenge us, inspire us and help us become the best person we can be. Currently, more than 150 Coast Guard units actively provide role models for students in schools all across the nation through Coast Guard’s Partnership in Education programs.


Kodiak Middle School 8th grader Deborah Bitanga won Best in Show in the Coast Guard Partnership in Education 20th Anniversary Art Contest with her submission "Living Marine Resources." U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Deborah Bitanga.

Coast Guard Partnership in Education celebrates 20th anniversary

For the past 20 years, the Coast Guard has teamed up with local school systems, community organizations and businesses in an effort to enhance educational opportunities and instill a sense of core values into children across the country. Since 1991, […]


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African American History Month: Gail Jackson

Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, […]