Preparing for the mission

The Coast Guard’s ability to complete missions across the globe is contingent upon capable platforms and, most importantly, Coast Guard members with the proper skills, knowledge, and experience. Prior to deployments, Coast Guard cutters and aircraft crews hone their proficiency through rigorous training programs and practice. Providing the most realistic and high fidelity training environment to practice shipboard helicopter operations, Coast Guard Cutter Venturous led a Deck Qualification Landing (DLQ) exercise, also known as a DLQ Roundup, off the coast of Miami.

Top 10 Videos 2011

2011 Video of the Year: Day 6

We are past the half-way point for the contest, and today’s video features dramatic footage of the Coast Guard rescuing a man trapped on the rocks near the South Padre Island jetty March 5. This is the sixth day of the 2011 Video of the Year contest, with voting open through Jan. 13, 2012.

Coast Guard responds to barge explosion

A barge explosion in Corpus Christi, Texas yesterday has translated into a busy couple of days for the Coast Guard. Investigators and inspectors are trying to figure out just what caused the explosion aboard the crude oil barge and to […]

itCG – ice breaking begins, EPIRB rescue, arming helicopters, video of the year

Ice breaking season officially got underway on the Great Lakes this weekend. Operations Taconite and Coal Shovel are designed to keep Great Lakes waterways open for commercial vessels during the winter season. Click here to learn more about Great Lakes […]

(UPDATED) itCG – search for navy plane, tanker aground, pirates on Lake Erie, sailors rescued

Guardians are searching for a missing Navy plane and its crew off the coast of Texas. Air Station Corpus Christi has deployed a helicopter and jet while Stations Port Aransas and Port O’Connor have dispatched small boats to conduct a […]