Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014: Monday

For the past 224 years the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations are often out of sight.

Astoria crews

Astoria: An official Coast Guard City

Standing on the 17th Street Pier in Astoria, Ore., you’ll witness the ebb and flow of a bustling maritime community as fishermen prepare for the days catch and tug and pilot boats set out to safeguard commercial ships. But there’s a new addition to the pier in the form of a simple black granite slab. The monument is plain but what it stands for is a rich respect and partnership that has lasted for generations. Six words are etched in the granite to symbolize this respect – Astoria an official Coast Guard City.

Extreme aircrew training at ‘Graveyard of the Pacific’

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Littlejohn, 13th Coast Guard District public affairs. Hail pelts the side of students’ faces as they prepare to plunge into the frigid surf. Their teachers put on fins while lifeguards float on jet […]

Doniphan rescue

Shipmate of the Week – FS2 Leon Doniphan

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn. Search and Rescue is perhaps the most well known of all the Coast Guard missions. The idea of the rescue itself, the direct, firsthand lifesaving opportunity, is the reason many Coast Guardsmen […]

Video of the Year contest

Day 8: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our eighth video features Coast Guard Air Station Astoria rescuing a 17-year-old boy after he fell from a 200-foot cliff in Lewis and Clark State Park, Wash. Lt. Mark Lynch, a Royal Australian Navy pilot flying the case, narrates the video. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to vote for your favorite…

Video of the Year contest

Day 1: Video of the Year contest begins!

And… we’re off! The contest is now officially underway for Coast Guard Video of the Year! Yesterday we offered you a sampling of the top 11 Coast Guard videos of 2010. Now, it is time for you to view each […]

itCG- “Deadliest Catch” training, aircraft pilot rescue, sea rescues

Post Written by Bob Hopkins “Deadliest Catch” film-crewmembers received Coast Guard training in preparation for filming the popular Discovery Channel reality show that covers the dangerous king crab fishery in Alaska. The film-crewmembers received survival suit, life raft and flare […]

Guardian of the Week – AST3 Emley

Can you imagine what it would be like to deploy out of a helicopter over rocky cliffs and turbulent seas and swim in and back out of a cave with raging waves to rescue someone. Almost like a Hollywood movie, […]

itCG-boat fire rescue, fishing vessel seizure, CGC’s Bertholf and Tampa return to port

Despite the blazing fire and the fact they had to abandon ship into a liferaft, two crewmembers onboard a 60-foot boat called the Coast Guard for help and relayed their position greatly aiding in their quick and safe rescue. Calm […]