Working on an outboard.

Boat Forces Tour – National Marine Center

For this week’s Boat Forces Tour we’re visiting the National Marine Center in St. Augustine, Fla.  The center is run by our sister service, Customs and Border Protection, but it also supports quite a few Coast Guard small boat assets. […]


Boat Forces Tour – ANT San Francisco

Our next stop on the Boat Forces Tour is Aids to Navigation Team San Francisco where Coasties work hard to keep the maritime public safe around California’s Bay Area. “Our mission is to maintain more than 700 aids to navigation […]

RBM Hull

Boat Forces Tour – RB-M Program

The Response Boat-Medium is the Coast Guard’s replacement for the aging fleet of 41-foot Utility Boats, a venerable platform that was known as the workhorse of the Coast Guard for most of it’s 25-year-long service life.  Making that transition, from […]

Station Monterey

Boat Forces Tour – Station Monterey

Our boat forces tour continues this week with Station Monterey, Calif.  With a sizable area of responsibility and a large fishing community the station is charged with protecting one of the richest marine environments on the planet. The station’s AOR […]

An MLB in surf.

Boat Forces Tour – Station Barnegat Light

As a surf station, Barnegat Light, N.J., is one of 20 Coast Guard stations known to have the most unpredictable and treacherous conditions. The surfmen who serve as coxswains at these stations are […]

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Boat Forces Tour – Boatswain’s Mate “A” School

Over the next few months we’ll be taking you to a variety of units that showcase the many mission areas supported by boat forces, the program that encompasses all Coast Guard vessels under 65 feet in length. There’s no better […]