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A journey in leadership: Adm. Paul Zukunft addresses Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets

During his annual leadership address at the Coast Guard Academy, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft took the Corps of Cadets on a journey in leadership, sharing insights from more than 40 years of service.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK2 Matthew Hamson

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK2 Matthew Hamson

Coast Guard Cutter Rush retired from duty earlier this year after 45 years of faithful service to the Nation. Throughout the cutter’s 45-year history, one thing remained constant: the Coast Guard men and women that served day in and day out, ensuring the cutter remained ‘Always Ready’ to answer the call. Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Hamson, a machinery technician, is no different.


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Strengthening partnerships: North American Interoperability Exercise

“Now, go-fast, go-fast, go-fast. All hands set the go-fast bill.” Early in the afternoon on Oct. 9, 2013, 20 nautical miles off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico, this announcement was heard over every intercom speaker on board Coast Guard Cutter Rush after an Air Station Sacramento HC-130 Hercules airplane sighted two suspicious vessels.


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International partnership nabs another drift net violator

A destructive fishing practice indiscriminately killing massive amounts of marine life is taking place in our world’s oceans. The practice of dragging enormous nets suspended for miles in open water is called high seas drift net fishing and is a form of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.


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Ancient history

Master Chief Petty Officer James Clemens was honored today with the Joshua James Ancient Keeper Award as Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Guthlein, the former Ancient Keeper, retired from the Coast Guard. The Ancient Keeper is a title presented to an active duty Coast Guard member in recognition of their longevity in command of a boat force unit and outstanding performance in boat operations.


Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Hawaii Pacific

The wide breadth of missions in the 14th Coast Guard District was evident in 2011 as Coast Guard men and women carried out operations in the service’s largest area of responsibility – 12.2 million square miles to be precise. Although Hawaii is the hub of the Coast Guard in the Pacific, operations take the Coast Guard across the Pacific to answer the call for help, enforce laws and protect our natural resources.


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Family saved after 6-day international search

U.S. Coast Guard and Royal New Zealand Air Force rescued a family of four Saturday who were missing since Halloween adrift at sea on a 13-foot skiff. Without communications or water and only a couple of pieces of fruit, the […]