Officials designate San Diego a Coast Guard City

On Feb. 23, 2017, the city of San Diego was officially designated as the 21st Coast Guard City in the nation during a ceremony at Sector San Diego. This designation also makes San Diego the largest Coast Guard City.


A team to call his own

Andrew Cortor, the son of Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Mark Cortor, uses baseball to overcome the challenges of being a military child. He was recently the only player from a Coast Guard family on the San Diego Destroyers, a team comprised entirely of children belonging to military families, during the 2016 Major League Baseball All Star Youth Classic.


Cutter Edisto helps wayward sea lion

As part of the service’s living marine resources mission, the Coast Guard teams up with a variety of organizations to aid in protecting and responding to distressed animals, including sea lions. Such was the case for Southern California crews with Franklin, a wayward sea lion.


Shipmate of the Week – Amanda Satter

Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego protects seaports and waterways, safeguarding harbors, ports, facilities, vessels and their cargo. Their special capabilities, designed to close the readiness gaps in ports, often find them deployed for months at a […]


Video of the Year contest

Day 6: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our sixth video features Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) San Diego and their work on the Zuniga Jetty light ‘Zulu’ at the entrance of San Diego Bay. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Tapp, officer-in-charge of the ANT, narrates the b-roll video and explains why the crew has to be hoisted by a helicopter onto the light to conduct repairs. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to cast your vote for your favorite…


District 11 Commander explains internal investigation into San Diego boat collision

Last night, the Eleventh District Commander, Rear Admiral Joseph Castillo, provided a statement (available on CGVI and YouTube) to local media and answered questions (on CGVI and YouTube) about the investigatory process regarding the collision between a 33-foot Coast Guard […]


Search for Crewmembers involved in Mid-Air Collision

It has been a truly tragic past couple of days for the Coast Guard, Marine Corps and the family and friends of the nine crewmembers who were involved in a mid-air collision on Thursday night. A joint agency search and […]


The Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) visits the Coast Guard

Head over to YouTube or CGVI to watch a video about the recent Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), which visited Coast Guard units in San Diego. The JCOC is sponsored by the Department of Defense and provides civilian public opinion […]


Guardians on “After the Catch” tonight!

Tonight’s segment of “After the Catch” on Discovery Channel will feature LT Zachery Koehler of Air Station Kodiak, Alaska talking with the Captains from the “Deadliest Catch” about the fishing boat KATMAI case. The segment will also include footage of […]