Students portray greatest single rescue in Coast Guard history

Over the past year a team of students from the University of Alabama have traveled across the nation compiling video and conducting interviews for an upcoming documentary on the U.S. Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Adm. Allen receives Great American Patriot Award

Yesterday, Adm. Thad Allen was presented with the 2010 Great American Patriot Award during halftime of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl between Army and Southern Methodist University. The award, presented annually by Armed Forces Insurance, honors an American patriot […]

Admiral Allen retires from Coast Guard

Today, Admiral Allen officially retired from the United States Coast Guard. When he wakes up tomorrow morning as a civilian, he will no longer wear the uniform but will continue to serve the nation as the National Incident Commander of the BP oil spill.

Coast Guard Diversity Summit 2010 – First update

At the 2010 Diversity Summit there’s already been a ton of information presented by some very engaging speakers.  The event has so far lived up to its billing of discussing diversity in the broadest sense possible.  Presenters have approached the […]

UPDATED: State of the Coast Guard

The Commandant, Admiral Thad Allen, will outline the Coast Guard’s goals and priorities for 2010 in his fourth and final State of the Coast Guard address tomorrow afternoon. He will provide the address at the National Press Club in Washington, […]

Coast Guard terminates LORAN-C broadcast

The show continued on despite record snowfall in the Washington, D.C., area over the weekend. Yesterday at 3 p.m., the Coast Guard Navigation Center in Alexandria, Va., coordinated the shutdown of the North American Long Range Navigation-C signal. Click here […]

History – The Legacy of LORAN

On Monday, Feb. 8, the U.S. Coast Guard will cease transmission of the United States Loran-C signal and will commence a phased decommissioning of the Loran-C infrastructure. To read more about the termination of Loran-C, click here to read a […]

Guardians of the Week – Loranimals

This week, we are dedicating the Guardian of the Week to all the Coast Guard men and women who during their careers had the privilege of becoming a Loranimal. A Loranimal is a term of endearment given to a person […]

World Maritime Day, Thinking About the Present and Our Future

Ensign Cook is out and about again. This time she isn’t in the “field” with operational Coast Guard units. Rather, she is up in New York City taking in the sites and festivities around the World Maritime Day Parallel Event. […]

World Maritime Day

The World Maritime Day Parallel Event in New York City is just around the corner… 11 days away to be exact. Ports around the nation will also be holding similar events to recognize this year’s theme, “Climate Change: A Challenge […]