Disaster can strike at any time. Be prepared.

Over the past several weeks, we were reminded that disaster could strike at any time. The eastern seaboard had days to prepare for Hurricane Irene but was caught unaware when an earthquake struck just one week prior. Yet, in either […]

Video of the Year contest

Day 5: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our fifth video features members of Port Security Unit 307 and the Haitian Coast Guard providing medical attention and medicine during an orphanage relief project after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Port-au-Prince. Capt. Steven Baynes, Coast Guard Liaison to Joint Task Force Haiti who was working with the PSU, narrates the b-roll video. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to cast your vote for your favorite…

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Coast Guard Foundation salutes Haiti earthquake responders

Coast Guard members salute their seniors as a sign of respect through a crisp raised hand salute. But a salute can also be an expression of goodwill, such as giving a toast or producing a special commemoration. Last night the […]

ADM Papp rallies the Coast Guard

Earlier this week, we brought you Admiral Bob Papp’s first hand account of the ongoing Coast Guard role in the Deepwater Horizon Response. Moments ago, Admiral Papp sent an All Hands e-mail to the men and women of the service […]

Video: Crew of CGC Tahoma discuss Haiti mission

You may recall reading quite a bit about the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma during the response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti back in January. Now you can watch a video recounting the crew’s experiences in […]

President Obama honors Haiti relief personnel

In a White House Rose Garden event, President Obama and Haiti’s President Rene Preval honored those who answered the call in response to the earthquake that struck Haiti back in January. Click here to read their remarks. “We’re joined by […]

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 […]

Coast Guard in Action: Guardians of CGC Tahoma

Over the past week, we have brought you the stories of Guardians responding to the Haiti earthquake. Today, we bring you a simple quote from the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma along with Coast Guard images highlighting […]

CG Reserve to activate for Haiti response

Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano authorized the activation of the United States Coast Guard Reserve in support of relief of operations in Haiti. The action by Secretary Napolitano today authorizes Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen to order […]

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 […]

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