Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Monday

Today begins our Week in the Life 2017 series. This series will provide you with an insider’s view of what a typical week looks like for Coast Guard members. We will take you from coast to coast, showing you the different aspects of life in the Coast Guard. From standing watch or training on the water to supporting our frontline operations, we will highlight the day-to-day lives of Coast Guard men and women throughout the country and overseas. Let’s start the journey!


New: Special Duty Assignment Pay released for 2015

The 2015 Special Duty Assignment Pay levels have been released! Here is what you need to know…


IMO adopts 200-mile North American Emissions Control Area

Earlier today, the International Maritime Organization announced the establishment of an Emissions Control Area (ECA) to prevent pollution from ships in waters off North American coasts. Today’s announcement reflects an amendment to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships […]


itCG – Navy rescues sailor, ice fishing safety, grounded trawler freed

Mere hours after the U.S.S. Eisenhower left Virginia for a deployment in the Indian Ocean this weekend, the Navy aircraft carrier switched course to come to the aid of a sailor in distress. Guardians determined that the Eisenhower was the […]


itCG – CG hero dies, assisting allies, daddy dolls

The Coast Guard family lost one of its heroes yesterday. 88-year-old Seymour Wittek was a World War II veteran and one of the men responsible for putting out a fire aboard a ship laden with explosives that threatened people and […]


itCG-Centers of Expertise, collision, rescue, 12 gifts, Christmas tree ship

Three people were injured due to a collision between a 25-foot Coast Guard boat and a commercial tour boat in Charleston Harbor Saturday evening. A 41-foot Coast Guard utility boat from Station Charleston evacuated the 24 passengers on board the tour […]


itCG-MSST Seattle returns home, US and Canada search for boater, investigation results released, migrants repatriated, divers in Saipan rescued

[youtube Dax6R3RwxQU nolink] Members of Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Seattle (91101), returned home Friday after a six month deployment conducting port security duties in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. MSSTs were created under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 2002 […]


itCG – Veterans Day, mystery spill solved, terrorism drill, greatest generation

This afternoon, the Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard will be joined by DHS Secretary Napolitano for the annual wreath laying ceremony honoring former Guardians at the Coast Guard Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony […]


itCG-Hero surfer, dehydration rescue, weather safety warning, missing crewman