Protecting America from threats delivered by sea

For more than 200 years the United States Coast Guard has served as America’s maritime first responder, protecting Americans on the sea, protecting America from threats delivered by sea and protecting the sea itself. Over the centuries and particularly in […]


Commandant announces 2009 Drug Seizures

Everyone knows the Coast Guard operates on the front line of the war on drugs, but few grasp the enormity of the task and just how big a difference drug interdiction operations make on an annual basis. On Friday, the […]


Guardians of the Week – Coast Guard H1N1 Flu Vaccination Strike Teams

This week, we are dedicating the Guardian of the Week to three teams of Coast Guard men and women who travelled to some of the most remote duty stations in the United States to deliver the H1N1 flu vaccine during […]


(UPDATED) itCG – Tactical boat training, cocaine seized, small boat medevac, boat fire rescue, fog closes channel

UPDATE: Click here to read a story about the joint tactical boat training between Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and the Philadelphia Marine Police Unit mentioned in the picture of the day. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane seized 6,000 pounds of […]


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 […]


Guardian of the Week – LT Thomas Shuler

LT Thomas Shuler is pioneering the Coast Guard’s UAS (Unmanned Aerial Surveillance) program by earning the distinction of being our first operational Predator MQ-9 Pilot. LT Shuler is part of a small team of Coast Guard officers based at ATC […]


itCG-conflicting reports corrected, illegal immigrants detained, medical evacuation

Despite conflicting news reports, the Coast Guard did not chase down the man wanted for questioning in a murder investigation. A boat from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Washington, along with several other agencies assisted in the search for his boat. […]


The DOG’s dogs

Or should I say, the DOG’s dog teams or maybe I should just stick with the politically correct canine teams. At any rate, three Guardians from Deployable Operations Group (DOG) units graduated from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Canine […]