A 110-year-old Solomon Scout veteran prepares to lay a wreath during the Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers Memorial during 75th Anniversary of the Battle for Guadalcanal ceremonies at Honiara, Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, Aug. 7, 2017. Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers provided invaluable support and aid to the Allied effort during World War II. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle.

Honoring the 75th anniversary of Douglas Munro’s actions at Guadalcanal

Today we reflect on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Guadalcanal and the heroic efforts of Signalman First Class Douglas Munro.

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Celebrating the Coast Guard’s 223rd birthday

Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate the Coast Guard’s 223rd birthday. From cakes to video tributes and letters from the commander in chief, there was no shortage of support for America’s Coast Guard.


Coast Guard Reserve: 72 years of service to America

Today, the Coast Guard Reserve consists of nearly 8,000 dedicated men and women who support the Coast Guard roles of maritime homeland security, national defense – domestic and expeditionary – and response to natural and man-made domestic disasters. Reservists are always ready to mobilize with critical competencies in boat operations, contingency planning and response, expeditionary warfare, marine safety, port security, maritime law enforcement and mission support.

Storm hits Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

Eagle 75: Crucible moments

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, is currently located about 400 miles off the coast of Ireland on day 17 of its 75th anniversary voyage. During its run across the Atlantic, the three-masted barque confronted challenging heavy […]

Happy Birthday DHS

Today marks the seven-year anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security. On March 1, 2003, 22 federal agencies and offices – including the U.S. Coast Guard, joined together to form DHS with the mission to secure the nation from the […]