Paratus Report: May 2018, Episode 2

Check out the latest Paratus Report where we celebrate the 2017 Coast Guard Enlisted Persons of the Year and welcome the Big Apple as the 25th Coast Guard City!


A new sign recognizing the City of Florence, Ore., as a Coast Guard City welcomes residents and visitors to Florence on Oregon Highway 126 near the Highway 101 junction, Aug. 16, 2017. The sign was put in place hours before the city of Florence was officially designated as Coast Guard City during a ceremony held at the Florence Events Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.

Florence, Oregon: A Coast Guard City through action

Whether it is finding shelter, medical care, welcoming kids into school and making that transition easier or businesses offering military discounts, the community of Florence has shown their love and support for the Coast Guard. Florence is now the 24th Coast Guard City.


From the Homefront: Coast Guard cities celebrated for embracing the community

Picture this: You are walking through a quaint small town and every shop window is decorated to celebrate the Coast Guard. As you step off the curb to cross the street, strangers thank you for your service. Repeatedly. And in the distance, home after home is decorated with ships, anchors, helicopters, and the Coast Guard’s ensign. These cities don’t just show their support for the Coast Guard this week, for Coast Guard Day, but all year long in a variety of ways. A Coast Guard City has to show a continued effort to go above and beyond in support.


Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Thursday

The over 56,000 members of the Coast Guard operate a multi-mission, interoperable fleet of 243 Cutters, 201 fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, and over 1,600 boats. On Thursdays during the month of February, our members not only carried out operations, but also conducted critical maintenance and other support services like providing crews nutritious meals. Check out these “Week in the Life” images!


Officials designate San Diego a Coast Guard City

On Feb. 23, 2017, the city of San Diego was officially designated as the 21st Coast Guard City in the nation during a ceremony at Sector San Diego. This designation also makes San Diego the largest Coast Guard City.


Sturgeon Bay: A Coast Guard City

If you’ve ever visited or driven through the beautiful town of Sturgeon Bay in famous Door County in northern Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan, you’d probably never know that it has a 130-year relationship with the Coast Guard and its predecessors. In fact, many of the town’s residents didn’t know that fact either. That doesn’t diminish their support, respect and appreciation for the men and women of the Coast Guard who serve and call this town “home.”


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.



Clearwater, Fla. – The newest Coast Guard City

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson, 7th Coast Guard District public affairs. From an apartment to a shelter, a house to a condo, a “home” can mean a lot of things. For the 650 Coast Guard members and […]


Coast Guard Cities: A home away from home

The Coast Guard is an extended family. The communities that surround, embrace and support the Coast Guard are part this family. Celebrating 221 years of service to the Nation, the Coast Guard commemorates and thanks the communities that have given […]


itCG – rescue underway, public service awards, aviators honored, Coast Guard cities

The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba was deployed last night to investigate a distress call from a Gloucester lobster boat disabled approximately 200-miles offshore. The boat, whose engines wouldn’t start, was facing 40 mph winds and 11-16 foot seas with a […]


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