Oath of Allegiance

Defending a country, becoming a citizen

As a young boy, he played on the beaches in Cardenas, Cuba. Now he serves in the U.S. Coast Guard, and is proud to call himself an official citizen of the country he loves.


BM1 Sanborn

Shipmate of the Week: BM1 Michael Sanborn

The Coast Guard has eight port security units and each one is capable of deploying around the world within 96 hours to provide maritime and landside security to U.S. assets and personnel. The unit’s full-time staff – which includes an active duty lieutenant commander, gunner’s mate, machinery technician, yeoman and storekeeper – fills a critical role in the day-to-day life of the port security unit; they ensure the unit is ready to go when called.


Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

School of the ship

Cadets face a multitude of challenges when stepping aboard Eagle. Shipboard living conditions are tight, and all cadets work, stand watches and attend training nearly 16 or more hours a day, sometimes while feeling seasick. Other cadets faced overcoming their fears of climbing 147-feet high into the rigging.


Chief Norton

Shipmate of the Week – YNC Stepheni Norton

Port Security Unit 311 is an expeditionary unit responsible for providing port security in support of military or humanitarian operations worldwide, ready to deploy within 96 hours of notification and establishing sustained operations within 24 hours. The unit deploys on the frontlines of global operations but in order to get there they need support; that support is led by Chief Petty Officer Stepheni Norton.


A crewmember of the CGC Harriet Lane rescues a young Haitian female who was embarked on an un-seaworthy vessel going from Haiti to the United States March 22, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by OSC Joshua Tidey.

Migrant Interdiction: Safety of life at sea

Post written by LCDR Matt Moorlag, public affairs officer, 7th Coast Guard District As the United States’ primary maritime law enforcement agency, the Coast Guard is tasked with enforcing immigration law at sea. The Coast Guard conducts patrols and coordinates […]


ItCG- Off duty rescue, storm flags, unit returns from Cuba

In the Coast Guard- June 2, 2009 As you can see the In the Coast Guard title has been shortened to ItCG (you know how we like acronyms in the Coast Guard!), there is also a bit more in the […]