Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Friday

The Coast Guard protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) encompassing 4.5 million square miles, which is the largest EEZ in the world! View this “Week in the Life” blog to see what Coast Guard members accomplished on Fridays during February.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Doug Stockholm, Gary and Kevin McDonald

The men knew they had saved two lives that day, what they were unaware of is that due to their actions, they would join the ranks of a very small group of recipients for a very prestigious award.


Petty Officer McArthur

Shipmate of the Week – AST3 Thomas McArthur

UPDATE: As a Dunwoody, Ga., native Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur was a guest on MyFOX Atlanta Nov. 3. Click to watch his interview. It was a beautiful summer day along Frankfort Beach, Mich., with sun-drenched sands and blue […]


Shipmate of the Week – MK1 Juston Heacox

Every day Coast Guard men and women answer the call to save lives and respond from ships, small boat stations or aircraft; but you don’t have to be in uniform to perform exceptional rescues. Petty Officer 1st Class Juston Heacox […]


NEW ORLEANS -- Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presents the Certificate of Valor to Alwin J. Landry, master of the offshore supply vessel Damon B. Bankston, during an awards ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, April 15, 2011. The Coast Guard recognized Landry and his crew for their efforts, which assisted Coast Guard helicopter crews with the rescue of 115 individuals from the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.

Good Samaritans recognized for Deepwater Horizon rescues

When the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire April 20, 2010, her crew fought bravely for first their vessel, then their lives and those of their shipmates. The surviving crewmembers were rescued by a rapid and […]


Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, Commander Coast Guard Pacific Area, shakes hands with former Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramu Linsky after presenting him with a Silver Life Saving Medal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield.

Coast Guardsmen awarded Silver Lifesaving Medal

With contributions from Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield. While the Coast Guard’s missions have expanded and evolved over the years, most notably following the 9-11 attacks, lifesaving is at the core of who we are and what we do […]