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Friday, October 9, 2009

The Coast Guard honored Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, for developing and leading interagency efforts combating human smuggling and homeland security threats. Rear Admiral Steve Branham, Commander of the Coast Guard’s Seventh District, […]

In the zone: ‘Three interdictions in one day!’

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

On a patrol that took the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman away from their families during the holiday season, the mission has never been so critical. Lives hang in the balance as they work to keep drugs from reaching the U.S. streets and ravaging Central America. In one day, the crew interdicted three drug runs seizing more than 6,613 pounds of cocaine with a wholesale price of $99 million.

What happened at NACON 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The National Coast Guard Auxiliary Conference was recently held in Phoenix. This was a time for more than 300 Coast Guard auxiliary, active duty, reserve and civilian members to come together to discuss not only the mission, but fellowship together as well. The Commandant and other senior leaders attended the conference to thank the auxiliary for volunteering their time and skills, to praise them for their successes, and to provide direction for the next year. Read more to find out more about what happened at NACON 2016!

From the Commandant: Not in my Coast Guard

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The demands of our missions require a level of trust and respect that is violated by this terrible crime. With utmost vigilance we stand the watch, from combating transnational organized crime to fighting terrorism, to stopping human trafficking. Our duty to people demands we project this same vigilance in preventing and responding to sexual assault. We have made great strides, but we are not done yet.

In the Zone: Unity of Effort

Monday, March 9, 2015

Unity of Effort

Stepping aboard an unfamiliar ship for the first time can be overwhelming. But, a ship is a ship, and sailors are sailors, used to quickly adapting regardless of the vessel. On January 20, 2015, three khaki-clad Mexican Naval officers came on board the 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, arguably the most advanced and mission capable cutter in the fleet, and were quickly made to feel at home.

Coast Guard, Western Hemisphere partners seize $423M in cocaine during multiple drug busts

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell stands at attention among pallets of seized cocaine during an award ceremony aboard the Boutwell at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 6, 2014. The Boutwell returned from a 90-day counter drug patrol in which they made six drug interdictions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell.

“Our crew used their unique capabilities and authorities as a military service, law enforcement agency, and member of the U.S. intelligence community to disrupt transnational organized crime networks in the Eastern Pacific and keep drugs from making it to the U.S.,” said Capt. Edward A. Westfall, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell. “These illegal drug networks are dangerous breeding grounds for all types of trafficking and their immense profits fuel violence and instability.”

Coast Guard on the move

Monday, September 30, 2013

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Coast Guard members learn how to pursue and neutralize fleeing vessels in a course known as Noncompliant Vessel Pursuit, or NCVP. The course, designed for boat drivers as well as boat crewmembers, teaches Coast Guard men and women how to approach a vessel that may be in violation of a federal law such as drug or migrant smuggling.

Why I serve: ME1 Jerry McAnally

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Statue of Liberty

Today we celebrate the moment our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence; the birth of our nation. Generations of Americans have served our nation since, safeguarding the liberties our founding fathers fought to give us. In honor of Independence Day, we asked a Coast Guardsman what it means to serve.

Adm. Papp visits international partners in Malta

Monday, November 26, 2012

Adm. Papp visits Malta

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp visited Malta last week, kicking off an international trip to meet with partner organizations and visit Coast Guard personnel stationed or deployed overseas. This visit further strengthened ties between the Coast Guard and Malta and underscored many areas of mutual interest.

From the bridge of the Bertholf: Northern Edge 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

USS DECATUR FIRING

We’ve asked Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, the first national security cutter, to share their perspective on how the fleet’s newest class will perform in the world’s most challenging operating environments. This update comes from the executive officer, Cmdr. Dave Ramassini, and focuses on the NSC as a platform for joint service operations with the Department of Defense.

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