War of 1812: Their legacy our heritage

Two hundred years ago, the United States, independent for less than 30 years, went to war with Great Britain to preserve its economy, its way of life and its independence. Beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2015, the U.S. Navy, […]

The manners of our profession: remembering lives that ended tragically and too soon

Yesterday marked 32 years since the sinking of Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn. Twenty-three of the Blackthorn’s 50 crewmembers lost their lives during the Coast Guard’s worst peacetime disaster, and a memorial inscribed with the names of the crewmembers that perished […]

Coastie for a day, hero forever

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. They’ve served with distinction since 1790. Today, they are responsible for 11 missions that keep America and its waterways safe and secure. U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers have served their country with honor, […]

Maritime forces at work

Whenever a Coast Guard boatcrew conducts a drug-enforcement patrol or an aircrew flies over one of our nation’s ports to ensure its security, they are working with a global network of partners to get the mission done. Recently, the U.S. […]

CGC Forward deploys to Africa

Forward deployed: Africa bound

Written by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Frederick, Atlantic Area public affairs officer Two weeks ago Coast Guard Cutter Forward set sail from its homeport in Portsmouth, Va., across the Atlantic. Under the direction of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, Forward will […]