Western Hemisphere Strategy in action: Helping Haiti rebuild 5 years later

Five years later, Haiti still has many challenges, but the U.S. Coast Guard continues to help the country move forward. The recently signed Western Hemisphere Strategy has once again put Haiti in the forefront and made the country a top priority.

2010 Photo Contest

People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 7

It’s week seven of the Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award. Every Monday for the past seven weeks we have unveiled another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. […]

ADM Papp updates from the Gulf of Mexico

Yesterday, Admiral Bob Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, spent the first of what will be three days touring Coast Guard operations in support of the Deepwater Horizon Response. It was a busy day of fly-overs, meeting with Coasties and […]

UPDATED: Guardians Respond in Haiti – CGC Oak

Since the 225-foot buoy tending Coast Guard Cutter Oak arrived in Haiti on Jan. 18, the crew has been working diligently to reopen the port of Port-Au-Prince and bring humanitarian aid to the Haitian people. Besides the delivery of medical […]

UPDATED: What is the MTSRU?

Information Provided by LCDR Rob Wyman, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Public Affairs The Coast Guard Maritime Transportation System Recovery Unit (MTSRU) was created in 2006, after the United States Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 required the National Maritime Transportation Security […]

Guardians Report In from Haiti

HS3 Elias Gomez Two video interviews just came in from a Guardian who reflects upon his time spent in Port-au-Prince during the first few days after the devastating earthquake. Petty Officer 2nd Class (HS2) Elias Gomez is a health service […]

Guardians assist in reopening Haiti port

The Coast Guard and Navy reopened Haiti’s main port to limited vessel traffic today in an effort to accelerate the arrival of critical aid – food, water, medical supplies, and emergency personnel – to Port-au-Prince as the international community continues […]

Guardians Report In from Haiti

As relief operations continue in the wake of the Haiti earthquake, Guardians have gotten more than a bit of recognition for the great work they have done as the first responders to this crisis and, now, in support of United […]

UPDATE: Coast Guard response to Haiti earthquake

As the Coast Guard continues operations in support of U.S. government disaster response and humanitarian assistance efforts to Haiti, there are four Coast Guard Cutters (Forward, Mohawk, Tahoma and Valiant) on-scene with two more cutters (Oak and Hamilton) en route. […]

Coast Guard continues Haiti response

Guardians continued their support of U.S. government disaster response and humanitarian assistance efforts Thursday in the wake of the the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this week. By the end of the evening, Coast Guard aircraft will have evacuated […]

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