Coast Guard Cutter Willow

The Arctic region: An emerging maritime frontier

Operating in the Arctic is not a new venture for the Coast Guard. However, adapting to changing conditions will require foresight, focus and clear priorities. It will also require the closest of collaboration with our partners in the State of Alaska. Improving awareness, modernizing governance and broadening partnerships will best position our Service for long-term success by ensuring safe, secure and environmentally responsible maritime activity in the region.


Keeping our maritime borders secure

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall, 11th Coast Guard District public affairs. From interdicting drugs and migrants, to protecting America’s Exclusive Economic Zone from foreign fishing vessel incursions, protecting our borders is a national security imperative. As America’s […]


itCG – Coast Guard chefs compete, Good Sams recognized, tanker grounding investigation

Coast Guard chefs (yes, I mean chefs… not chiefs) compete and win in an armed forces iron chef challenge. Bravo Zulu! Story here Capt. Cody Catapono and Capt. Dave Paris received a Good Samaritan Award for coming to the rescue […]


Securing the Maritime Borders

What’s your first thought when it comes to U.S. border security? Most people immediately think of land-based illegal activity prevention, but it’s no surprise that drug and migrant smugglers are increasingly using maritime routes to move narcotics and illegal migrants […]