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Coast Guard Foundation salutes Haiti earthquake responders

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Coast Guard Cutter Oak

Coast Guard members salute their seniors as a sign of respect through a crisp raised hand salute. But a salute can also be an expression of goodwill, such as giving a toast or producing a special commemoration. Last night the […]

Video: Guardians respond to Haiti earthquake

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Last night, NBC Nightly News reported on the role Guardians are playing as the U.S. government responds to the earthquake in Haiti. Click here to watch Anne Curry’s report from Haiti.

UPDATE: Coast Guard response to Haiti earthquake

Friday, January 15, 2010

As the Coast Guard continues operations in support of U.S. government disaster response and humanitarian assistance efforts to Haiti, there are four Coast Guard Cutters (Forward, Mohawk, Tahoma and Valiant) on-scene with two more cutters (Oak and Hamilton) en route. […]

Video: Admiral Allen on Haiti earthquake and relief

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This morning, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, remarked on the earthquake that struck Haiti last night as well as the Coast Guard and United States government humanitarian response to the disaster. The Commandant’s remarks came during a […]

The Long Blue Line: National Strike Force—the Guard’s global responder for 45 years!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard has been the steward of the nation’s maritime environment for nearly 200 years. As a vital component of the National Response System and homeland security mission, the National Strike Force minimizes the human and environmental impact of oil discharges, hazardous material releases, Weapons of Mass destruction (WMD) incidents, and other natural and man-made disasters. The National Strike Force remains Semper Paratus, “always ready,” to expand and adapt its mission to ever-changing natural and man-made threats to the nation and its environment. The National Strike Force remains “Ready Relevant and Responsive” for any hazard, any place.

The Long Blue Line: Cutter Dependable—50 Years of “Credibility Built on Excellence”

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable underway in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on patrol. The Cutter Dependable's crew returned to their homeport, Virginia Beach, Va., after a two-month patrol of the Eastern Pacific Ocean May 4, 2017. During this patrol, the crew seized over 8,000 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of $122 million which will be used as evidence to prosecute 19 suspected smugglers. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable.

Today marks the golden anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable’s service in the Coast Guard. Over its distinguished 50 years of service, the cutter and its crews have earned countless honors and awards for law enforcement, living marine resources, search and rescue and humanitarian missions they have conducted.

Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz to take over as chief medical officer

Monday, August 17, 2015

Today, Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz took the reigns as the service’s chief medical officer, and as a result, was promoted to the rank of rear admiral from the rank of captain. As the chief medical officer, Schwartz is responsible for the entirety of the Coast Guard’s health care system, including 42 clinics and 150 sick bays.

Western Hemisphere Strategy in action: Helping Haiti rebuild 5 years later

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Five years later, Haiti still has many challenges, but the U.S. Coast Guard continues to help the country move forward. The recently signed Western Hemisphere Strategy has once again put Haiti in the forefront and made the country a top priority.

Celebrating 30 years of Coast Guard art

Thursday, June 30, 2011

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Coast Guard Art Program. Co-founded by esteemed military artist George Gray in 1981, COGAP and the more than 1,800 works of fine art in its collection are a testament to the rich […]

Shipmate of the Week – Lt. Jerry Durham

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lt. Jerry Durham. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’leary, public affairs specialist. One has to spend only the briefest amount of time with Lt. Jerry Durham to understand why the simple title of ‘chaplain’ seems too small a word, too simple […]

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