Social Media Links on USCG Homepage

Last night, we officially launched a social media tab on www.uscg.mil which links to the service’s social media sites.  The tab includes links to the Compass, iCommandant, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard’s blog and the Department of […]


Guardian of the Week – CGC Hammer and ANT Jacksonville Beach

PA3 Cindy Beckert contributed to this article The CGC Hammer and Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) Jacksonville Beach, Fla. turned a seemingly ordinary job into an extraordinary accomplishment through hard work, out-of-the-box thinking and a little bit of luck. For […]


CG Portal Phase II Set to Roll Out

The vision for a one-stop-shop portal for internal and external audiences is soon to be one step closer to reality. CG Portal will soon roll out Phase II of the multi-phased introduction of the new portal and its myriad new […]


itCG-Free whale-y, collision investigation, CBP drone, cruise ship medevac

Guardians, along with NOAA and Hawaii state DLNR officials, Sunday freed a young humpback whale that was entangled in hundreds of feet of plastic rope. The operation was made more difficult by the very large mother and a male companion […]


itCG-Thanks, Pearl Harbor memories, search

Guardians from CGC Crocodile received an unexpected thanks from the 3-year-old boy rescued from a sailboat last week after being abducted by his estranged father. Luke Finch, his mom Christa and Grandmother Julie surprised the Coast Guard crew and other […]


Rear Adm. Stosz

Guardian of the Week – RDML Sandra Stosz

Written by LT Connie Braesch Recently, the Coast Guard reached another milestone as it becomes a more diverse and integrated organization. In November, Captain Sandra Stosz was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) and became the first […]


itCG-Migrant interdiction, sailboat rescue, tragic discovery, education partnership

Guardians on board a Coast Guard cutter spotted a suspicious 25-foot vessel off the coast of La Jolla, CA. Guardians alerted federal agents, who dispatched a Blackhawk helicopter and a Midnight Express Interceptor vessel to intercept the fleeing boat. According […]


NMC Continues to Make Mariner Credentialing Easier and Faster

Today the National Maritime Center (NMC) launched a new service that will automatically send an email notification to mariners informing them of the status of their credential application as it is being processed by the Coast Guard. Mariners who provide […]


Coast Guard Recruiters Need You!

Coast Guard Recruiters Need You! DoD’s Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies (JAMRS) office is looking for a few good Guardians (active and reserve) to tell recruitment-aged youth and their parents about their jobs and careers in the Coast Guard. […]


itCG-Rescue, grounded vessel, helping return from Iraq

Guardians from Rescue Coordination Center Norfolk responded to a distress signal Wednesday evening from a disabled sailboat 100 nautical miles off Cape Lookout, NC. An Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130J Hercules aircraft crew located the vessel and a helicopter rescue crew […]


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