Helping Haiti: Coast Guard teams assist in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

While Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, was barreling toward Haiti, a small team of Coast Guard officers was hunkered down in a makeshift command center at a house in Port-au-Prince. The planning and coordination for what became the most destructive storm to hit Haiti in more than 50 years, took place in that makeshift command center and set the tone for the U.S. military response.


Farewell to Dallas – A word from the commanding officer

Endings usually stir a little melancholy. I am not talking about the end of a long deployment – which is normally reason for some celebration – but something a bit more weighty: the last patrol for a Coast Guard ship in a nearly 45-year-long career. Such is the case aboard Dallas as we sail homeward bound for the last time as a Coast Guard cutter.


Coast Guard commemorates first decade in the national intelligence community

Written by Lisa Novak, Coast Guard Public Affairs. How long does it take to get to a 10-year anniversary? About 221 years. December marks the Coast Guard’s 10th anniversary of its entrance into the national intelligence community, although many had […]


Celebrating 30 years of Coast Guard art

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Coast Guard Art Program. Co-founded by esteemed military artist George Gray in 1981, COGAP and the more than 1,800 works of fine art in its collection are a testament to the rich […]


Lt. Jerry Durham. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Shipmate of the Week – Lt. Jerry Durham

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’leary, public affairs specialist. One has to spend only the briefest amount of time with Lt. Jerry Durham to understand why the simple title of ‘chaplain’ seems too small a word, too simple […]


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 […]


2010 Photo Contest

People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 7

It’s week seven of the Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award. Every Monday for the past seven weeks we have unveiled another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. […]


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…


Medevac

Coast Guard conducts medevac while responding to Hurricane Tomas

As Coast Guardsmen gear up and head towards Haiti to provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Tomas, a forward staged MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter crew responded to a call for help from a container ship about 200 miles northeast of […]


Coast Guard Cutter Oak

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 […]


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