225 Years of Service to Nation

225 years of Service to Nation: Marine environmental protection

The U.S. Coast Guard has been the steward of the nation’s maritime environment since the 1820s. This mission dates back to 1822, when Congress tasked the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service with monitoring Federal forest preserves that provided specialized ship timber required for construction of U.S Navy warships.


Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Nibley

Battling lead contamination, one fish bone at a time

Lead. Throughout America’s history, it’s been used in paint, batteries, gasoline and even water pipes. Today, lead contamination in one of the oldest Oakland, Calif., neighborhoods is being neutralized not by more chemicals or hauling away tons of dirt but by mixing ground fish bone into the soil.


Any time, any place, any hazard

Written by Atlantic Strike Team. Known as “the world’s best responders, any time, any place, any hazard,” the Atlantic Strike Team is one of the Coast Guard’s special teams that can respond in the most extreme of circumstances. The group […]


Coast Guard commuters trade four wheels for two

Post written by Angela Hirsch, chief, Coast Guard Community Relations This Friday, Coast Guard Headquarters will join workplaces around the country to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. Even if your bicycle sports a banana seat and cards in the […]


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 […]