Ensign Kiley Relf (left) and Michael Caballero prepare to hoist the American flag during a remembrance ceremony Sept. 11, 2014, at Coast Guard Sector New York, in Staten Island, N.Y. Capt. Gordon Loebl, commander, Coast Guard Sector New York, gave remarks on the significant role the Coast Guard played during the maritime evacuation of lower Manhattan 13 years ago. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi.

Coast Guard Sector New York holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

To remember the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, a flag ceremony was performed. An unwavering American symbol, the vibrant red, white and blue colors stood out against the cloudy, gray sky as the flag detail team hoisted it up the pole. Capt. Gordon Loebl, commander, Coast Guard Sector New York, gave remarks on the significant role the Coast Guard plays on a daily basis to thwart terrorist activity and the positive impact of their response on that day.


Not in our Coast Guard.

The month of April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and throughout the month Coast Guard Compass will highlight first-person accounts from men and women of the Coast Guard who are taking a stand against the crime of sexual assault. This week’s account is a joint piece from a Coast Guard investigative service special agent and a staff attorney.

William Callaghan, unit chief of the National Joint Terrorism Task Force; Jacquelyn Hamelryck, senior special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Christopher Whitaker, special agent, Coast Guard Investigative Service; Brett Simpson, deputy assistant director for operations, Coast Guard Investigative Service; DeAnna Vargas, acting assistant section chief, Domestic Terrorism Operations Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Kevin Kolbye, special agent in charge, Dallas Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation pose following an award ceremony.

2012 Military Joint Terrorism Task Force Officer of the Year – S/A Chris Whitaker

Written by Noel Jones. When it comes to securing our homeland, Joint Terrorism Task Forces are on the front line. These FBI-led task forces chase down leads, collect and share intelligence and respond to threats all for one purpose – […]

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 […]

CGIS on NCIS tonight!

Don’t forget to tune your television to CBS at 8/7c tonight to see the Coast Guard Investigative Service featured on the hit drama NCIS!

Hit drama NCIS to feature Coast Guard Investigative Service

If you aren’t already one of the 20 million plus that tune into CBS’ hit drama NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) each week, now might be the time for you to jump onboard. Next Tuesday’s episode, titled “Jurisdiction”, will feature […]

itCG – Researchers evacuated, oil spill clean-up continues, search continues for Maine fishermen, polluter fined $1.25 million

Posted by Christopher Lagan. Guardians evacuated 10 people living on one of the more remote islands in the Hawaiian Island chain in advance of Hurricane Neki. A C-130 out of Air Station Barbers Point traveled 475 nautical miles and made a […]