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Coast Guard commandant recognizes service member for role in drug busts
Coast Guard commandant recognizes service member for role in drug bustsThe Coast Guard’s highest ranking officer made a surprise visit to Cutter Bertholf Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. to recognize a Coast Guardsman for his role in two drug busts off the Colombia coast. The Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft recognized Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Baasch, a gunner’s mate aboard the Cutter Bertholf, for his actions during two counter narcotics operations off Colombia June 28 and July 20. Baasch’s direct involvement resulted in the seizure of more than 7,450 pounds of cocaine with an import value of more than $113 million and the apprehension of six suspected smugglers.


Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts hazardous materials response training
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts hazardous materials response trainingAs enforcers of America’s maritime laws, Coast Guard boarding teams are typically associated with images of drug and migrant interdiction, monitoring fisheries and boating safety. However, as defenders of U.S. ports and harbors, Coast Guard members must also be prepared to respond to more dire threats to the nation’s security.


Coast Guard Sector New York holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony
Coast Guard Sector New York holds 9/11 remembrance ceremonyA somber mood was set this morning as Coast Guard men and women gathered at Coast Guard Sector New York, in Staten Island, New York, to remember the innocent lives lost 13 years ago.


Local Coast Guard crew returns from a successful multi-mission deployment
Local Coast Guard crew returns from a successful multi-mission deploymentThe Alameda-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to its homeport of Alameda Saturday completing a 14-week deployment that included counter-smuggling patrols, participation in the largest multi-national maritime exercise in the world, and fisheries enforcement operations.


14 servicewomen salute the runway during New York Fashion Week
14 servicewomen salute the runway during New York Fashion WeekThe music is loud and the lights are incredibly bright; blinding, even. The tension in the air is thick, exciting, and terrifying. The director behind the stage is pushing each girl out, on cue, coaxing them to put one foot in front of the other and show the crowd what they’ve got. One by one, they take the catwalk, a thrilling nervousness shooting through their bodies as news teams photograph and video their every movement. The crowd is going wild, cheering and applauding with such fervor, one might think these girls are famous. And they are, if only for tonight.


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Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, recognizes Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Baasch from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf in Alameda, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014, for his role in two separate counter narcotics off the coast of Colombia. The crew...



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Coast Guard airlifts unresponsive individual near Coos Bay, Ore.Coast Guard airlifts unresponsive individual near Coos Bay, Ore.
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Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts hazardous materials response training.Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, conducts hazardous materials response training.
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Active crew maneuvers smuggling vessel Active crew maneuvers smuggling vessel
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Active maneuver a suspected marijuana smuggling vessel after stopping it with their interceptor boat...


Drugs aboard Active Drugs aboard Active
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Coast Guard hosts Foreign Defense Attachés at Base Honolulu Coast Guard hosts Foreign Defense Attachés at Base Honolulu
Foreign Defense Attachés are shown posing for a group photo after a tour of the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau at Coast Guard Base...


Coast Guard, Republic of the Marshall Islands conduct subject matter expert exchange Coast Guard, Republic of the Marshall Islands conduct subject matter expert exchange
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Coast Guard commandant recognizes service member for role in drug busts Coast Guard commandant recognizes service member for role in drug busts
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft presents Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Baasch, a crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf,...


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Deck Watch - Sept. 11, 2014
In this week’s Deck Watch, the Coast Guard three medevacs, participated in an emergency towing system drill with the city of Unalaska,...


Deck Watch - Sept. 4, 2014
In this week's Deck Watch, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy is hosting a free open house for visitors at the cruise ship terminal in Juneau,...


Rescue 21 recording
Sean Meek, a good Samaritan, counts people in the water in Eagle Harbor near Bainbridge Island, Wash., while issuing a mayday call to...


Mayday call for capsized vessel near Bainbridge Island, Wash.
A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle responds to a mayday call via VHF-FM channel 16 from Sean Meek, a good Samaritan...


Rescue 21 Recording
Sean Meek, a good Samaritan, issues a mayday call via VHF-FM channel 16 to Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle to report a capsized vessel...