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A journey in leadership: Adm. Paul Zukunft addresses Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets

During his annual leadership address at the Coast Guard Academy, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft took the Corps of Cadets on a journey in leadership, sharing insights from more than 40 years of service.


225 Years of Service to Nation

225 years of Service to Nation: Migrant interdiction

The Coast Guard began its mission of migrant interdiction on the high-seas in 1794, when the Congress of the United States declared that no American citizen may carry slaves from the U.S. to another nation or between foreign nations. The Coast Guard, through its predecessor the Revenue Cutter Service, was charged with enforcing this law.


Dallas’ everlasting impact

After nearly 45 years of service to the nation, Coast Guard Cutter Dallas has been decommissioned. We’ve shared with you stories from their last patrol, tales from the chief’s mess and even a note from the cutter’s last commanding officer. […]


Semper nostra optima

The instant the keel of a new Coast Guard cutter is laid, the ship begins the journey toward its eventual decommissioning. The Coast Guard Cutter Dallas began the voyage in the 1960s and approached that inevitable fate today as the ship sailed into homeport after its last patrol as a U.S. warship.


What a mess…

After nearly 45 years of service to the nation, Coast Guard Cutter Dallas is being decommissioned. From performing naval gunfire support missions off Vietnam to being the command ship during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift, Dallas has truly seen it all. […]


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 […]


Giving thanks – Master Chief Roccie Mancuso

It was May 15, 1980, when my family and I were crammed along with 30 other people in a 10-person boat destined for the U.S. Within a few hours of our journey we found ourselves in the middle of a storm. It was dark and waves punched the boat left and right. Soon many of us were sick to our stomachs.


Auxiliarist Betty Riddle on watch

Shipmate of the Week – AUX Betty Riddle

30 hours a week x 30 years = 46,800 hours. That is how many hours Betty Riddle donated as a Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer at Station Fort Myers Beach over the course of her 30-year career. “I’m figuring it’s somewhere […]


itCG – Arctic awareness, Ingham becomes historic landmark, Guardians on the small screen, Christmas Tree Ship Mackinaw

[youtube bdnWiEFUh_0] As the Arctic becomes more accessible to shipping traffic, the Coast Guard will be presented with new scientific research opportunities as well as marine safety and homeland security challenges. Earlier this week, journalists were invited on the final […]