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Coast Guard response to Hurricane Irene

Monday, August 29, 2011

C-130 departs for Irene

As the season’s first Atlantic hurricane, Irene’s high winds and heavy rains downed trees, took out power lines and flooded inland communities leaving millions of Americans impacted. In the end, as the storm travelled along more than 1,000 miles of […]

3 hurricane preparation tips from someone who knows

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

hurricane flood

This weekend marked the beginning of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts we’re in for a near-normal or below-normal hurricane season this year. As the season prepares, Greg Mason, a civilian employee was interviewed about his experience before, during and after a storm.

Hurricane season is almost here… Are you ready?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

While the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1, scientists at the Climate Prediction Center are predicting moderate chances for a tropical depression or a storm to form in the Caribbean during the next two weeks. The chances […]

Spring issue of Coast Guard Magazine out today!

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Spring issue of Coast Guard Magazine is out! The latest issue is full of amazing content, including information about the men and women aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber just days before its commissioning and behind the scenes […]

Cleat delivers the goods

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What do our fans want to read more about? Recently one of our readers, Dan Hamilton, sent us an email wanting to know more about the 65-foot ice breaking harbor tug Coast Guard Cutter Cleat. Read on to hear more […]

Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Tonya Midgett

Friday, January 13, 2012

East Coast towns battened down the hatches as Hurricane Irene reaped havoc in the summer of 2011, and the community of Cape Hatteras took the brunt of the storm’s torrential winds and rain; Irene was declared the worst natural disaster […]

Have hook. Will travel. Call us.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hurricane Irene may have happened in the summer of 2011, but the storm’s impact continues to affect maritime communities; the hurricane’s winds destroyed more than 500 aids to navigation in the mid-Atlantic region alone. With the aids playing a critical […]

Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Atlantic Area

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

From the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf; Canada to the Caribbean Sea, the men and women of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area have served our nation well in 2011. The past year has been a challenging one with several crisis events, a new threat emerging in the Caribbean Sea and continued demands to serve the maritime community.

Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Northeast

Monday, December 12, 2011

In late August the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard braced as Hurricane Irene threatened lives and property. The approaching danger meant crews throughout the 1st Coast Guard District, headquartered in Boston, needed to work quickly to prepare and respond. Response plans were initiated to prepare the boating and port communities. Commands from New Jersey to northernmost Maine readied personnel and equipment to respond to a type of storm rarely seen in the United States.

Positioning adaptable forces

Monday, November 14, 2011

Last week, six Maritime Safety and Security Teams including Galveston, Honolulu, King’s Bay, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle deployed in support of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation – the first U.S.-hosted national special security event outside the continental U.S. In part […]

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