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South Orange resident to return from yearlong mobilization
South Orange resident to return from yearlong mobilizationLt. Steve Mannion will return to South Orange, New Jersey, Aug. 31, 2014, upon completing a one-year mobilization with the United States Coast Guard.


Coast Guard deploys Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Arctic science mission
Coast Guard deploys Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Arctic science missionScientists from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and their colleagues traveled to the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy this year to evaluate a wide variety of technologies for use in responding to oil in icy water. While some of those technologies were designed for viewing the ice and simulated oil from above however, an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle was being used to see the ice from below.


Coast Guard Research and Development Center studies movement of oil in ice during Arctic simulation
Coast Guard Research and Development Center studies movement of oil in ice during Arctic simulationAs stewards of U.S. marine resources, the Coast Guard has a vested interest in the condition and protection of Alaska’s Arctic waters. That interest has led scientists working with the Coast Guard and members of its Research and Development Center, based in New London, Connecticut, to evaluate pollution response technologies and study the effects of pollutants in icy waters. This year, those studies continued aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot icebreaker home-ported in Seattle, as it made its way into the Arctic Circle nearly 200 miles north of Alaska.


Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Aerostat system during Arctic exercise
Coast Guard Research and Development Center tests Aerostat system during Arctic exerciseSituational Awareness is an important factor of any response. The ability to monitor assets during dangerous operations or track the movements of a target can greatly influence the success of a mission. Knowing this, the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and Oil Spill Response Institute deployed an Aerostat system to serve as an extra eye in the sky during this year’s mission to the Arctic.


Coast Guard transports 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island National Seashore
Helicopter crew transports 3 stranded campers, 2 dogsThe Coast Guard picked up three men and two dogs from Padre Island National Seashore after their vehicles became disabled on the beach Wednesday.


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Chief Petty Officer Travis McGregor, an avionics electrical technician at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, completes water egress training at the Blatchley Middle School pool in Sitka, Alaska, Aug. 27, 2014. Once the mock helicopter cabin flips...



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Station Cape May medevacStation Cape May medevac
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., render assistance to a choking victim...


Coast Guard conducts first Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings aboard Coast Guard Cutter HealyCoast Guard conducts first Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy
Unmanned Aircraft System operators successfully land a Puma AE UAS aboard the Coast Guard Cutter...


Operation Gold NuggetOperation Gold Nugget
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Station Valdez personnel talk about their roles in Operation...


Week in the life 2014Week in the life 2014
A time-lapse video of the men and women of the Coast Guard, and their units in the Pacific...


A Day in the LifeA Day in the Life
Tactical Law Enforcement Team members speak about daily life at TACLET-South in Miami, Aug. 25,...


Coast Guard rescues 2 from Niagara RiverCoast Guard rescues 2 from Niagara River
Aircrew members from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescued two people from their boat inside...


Coast Guard receives new life-saving boatCoast Guard receives new life-saving boat
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Florida, recieves a new 29-foot Response Boat-Small II.. The...


Columbia River transit of the Blue MarlinColumbia River transit of the Blue Marlin
A time-lapse video of the heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin as it transits the Columbia River past...


Coast Guard Offloads Approximately $19 Million of CocaineCoast Guard Offloads Approximately $19 Million of Cocaine
Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in St....


Haitian Migrant Rescue off of Ragged Island, BahamasHaitian Migrant Rescue off of Ragged Island, Bahamas
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida HC-130 aircrew located an overloaded sailing...


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US Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell: Coast Guard day in the life 2014 US Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell: Coast Guard day in the life 2014
Ensign Eric Schmid receives a haircut from Seaman Charome Johnson, a collateral duty barber, aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell during a...


Week in the Life: Portland Week in the Life: Portland
The Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell undergoes dockside maintenance while in port in Portland, Ore., Aug. 29, 2014. The Bluebell is a 100-foot inland...


Mail call! Coast Guard day in the life 2014 Mail call! Coast Guard day in the life 2014
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf’s mess deck comes alive with activity as crew members rush to see what mail and care packages have arrived Aug....


Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in dry dock Coast Guard day in the life 2014 Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in dry dock Coast Guard day in the life 2014
Capt. Matthew Walker, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, presents Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Carr an award for four years of...


Week in the life 2014 Week in the life 2014
The Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, a 175-foot Keeper Class Buoy Tender home-ported out of Everett, Wash., is in a shipyard while maintenance is...


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Deck Watch
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Aug. 22-28, 2014. Stories include: Two rescues of mariners with the assistance of good Samaritans;...


Deck Watch - Aug. 21, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Deck Watch for Aug. 15-21. Stories include: Rescue of mariner with the assistance of Auxiliary; locating and...


Deck Watch - Aug. 14, 2014
In this week’s Deck Watch, the Coast Guard rescued a missing mariner from Hogan Island and monitored a grounding in Juneau. A 25-foot Response...


Coast Guard rescues man from life raft near Diamond Head - audio mayday
Audio mayday from a man who was in distress after his 41-foot sailboat sank seven miles south of Diamond Head, Oahu, Aug. 12, 2014. The man was...


Deck Watch - Aug. 7, 2014
In this week’s Deck Watch, the Coast Guard conducted three medevacs, responded to three overdue mariners and a capsized vessel near Prince...