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2016 Chief Journalist Alex Haley award

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Chief Journalist Alex Haley Award, named for the renowned author, recognizes achievements of individual authors and photographers whose published works have helped to raise the visibility of the Coast Guard. Links to the winning submissions can be found here.

Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Friday

Friday, March 10, 2017

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.

2016 Video of the Year: Off duty rescue at sea: Helping our honu

Monday, December 26, 2016

The sixth nominee features two members of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii. Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Young and Seaman Cameron Ables rescued three sea turtles trapped in derelict fishing net and brought the net to shore for disposal. Is this the top video for the year? Cast your vote!

Happy 77th birthday to the Coast Guard Auxiliary

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Auxiliary Feature Image

The Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 77 years of continuous service to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Auxiliary serves as a force multiplier to the U. S. Coast Guard, working alongside active duty and reserve shipmates performing similar tasks and has units all throughout the nation. If you see a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, take a moment to stop and thank them for their service, and wish them a happy birthday!

Lost at sea: A whale’s tale

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Coast Guard rescues three missing divers near Penguin Bank, Molokai, Jan. 18, 2016. The divers were located at 4 p.m. six miles from their original location by a Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Locating a person adrift at sea is no easy task. With only a head visible, it can be difficult to spot someone bobbing on the water’s surface in the vast Pacific Ocean. Even magnified by binoculars, a shadow the size of a pencil eraser is nearly impossible to find amidst the waves and solar glare. In the case of three divers who went missing off Molokai, Jan. 18, 2016, their sighting by a boat crew could be credited to a sharp lookout and a little luck. Well, a combination of a sharp lookout, luck and a whale.

What was the top Coast Guard video of 2015?

Monday, January 4, 2016

Video of the Year 2015

We’ve tallied up your votes for the Coast Guard’s 2015 Video of the Year and have the results for the top three videos. From an unexpected sea life rescue to a man reunited with his Coast Guard rescuers, your favorite videos showcased the commitment Coast Guard men and women display on each and every mission, each and every day. And now for the winners…

Saving Grace: A Coast Guard family’s battle against AT/RT

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

At eight-months-old, Grace Skuches fights a battle against a rare brain tumor. With the support of the Coast Guard standing strong behind her, Grace’s family is ever hopeful and devoted in faith that they will get through this trying time.

225 years of Service to Nation: Living marine resources

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

225 Years of Service to Nation

As the Nation’s environmental and Homeland Security priorities continue to evolve, the Coast Guard’s living marine resources mission will continue to evolve in order to meet shifting demands. Throughout all the changes, however, one thing will remain certain: the Coast Guard will remain ‘Semper Paratus’ to ensure safety, security and stewardship- protecting life, not only at sea, but within the sea as well.

High-Seas driftnets: Destroyers of the deep

Monday, June 15, 2015

High seas driftnets

While every Coast Guard mission makes a difference, some truly leave a legacy. Defending the high seas from the abuses of illegal and indiscriminate fishing has a global impact that ripples far into the future, ensuring stability and sustenance for generations to come.

World Oceans Day: Protecting our oceans

Monday, June 8, 2015

World Oceans Day 2015

From protecting sea turtles and Hawaiian sea monks to safeguarding our Nation’s maritime resources, the Coast Guard stands ready to ensure our the protection of each and every federal waterway and the natural resources therein.

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