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Argentinian naval officer promoted to captain; marks first Perfector Mayor promotion outside Argentina Argentinian naval officer promoted to captain; marks...
Capt. Fernando Santucci receives his shoulder boards during a promotion ceremony Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, by Liliana Santucci (right), his wife of 28 years, and Coast...
Petty Officer 1st Class Danielle Wnek Petty Officer 1st Class Danielle Wnek
Petty Officer 1st Class Danielle Wnek sits with children during a Christmas parade in Cape May, N.J., Dec. 9, 2014. Wnek leads a Cloverbuds group to help children...
Honorary Chief Petty Officer Ceremony Honorary Chief Petty Officer Ceremony
Retired Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Clemon Terrell receives his anchors from Master Chief Petty Officer Clinton Self during a ceremony promoting Terrell to...
Chief Petty Officer's Association volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Chief Petty Officer's Association volunteers with...
Chief Petty Officer Joshua Miller, a member of the Baltimore chapter of the Chief Petty Officer's Association, prepares concrete at a Habitat for Humanity build in...
First in Flight, Coast Guard aviation history takes off First in Flight, Coast Guard aviation history takes off
A replica of the Wright Flyer is shown here in Kitty Hawk, N.C. Surfmen from the Life-Saving Service, the Coast Guard's predecessor, helped the Wright Brothers in...
Station Annapolis provides security for Parade of Lights Station Annapolis provides security for Parade of Lights
A 45-foot Response-Boat Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis provides security for the Annapolis, Md., Parade of Lights Saturday, Dec. 12, 2014. The...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Dive Team Provides Support to Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular Coast Guard Dive Team Provides Support to Baltimore’s...
Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Block describes the security measures taken at the start of Baltimore’s Star Spangled 200 celebration, September 9, 2014. Baltimore...
Coast Guard Medevacs Woman, 71, From Cruise Ship 50 Miles Off NC Coast Coast Guard Medevacs Woman, 71, From Cruise Ship 50...
The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman suffering from abdominal pain Saturday from a cruise ship approximately 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North...
Coast Guard Medevacs Man, 62, From Sailboat Off NC Coast Coast Guard Medevacs Man, 62, From Sailboat Off NC Coast
The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 62-year-old man from his sailboat Thursday approximately 100 miles east of Kill Devil Hills. Watchstanders at the Fifth Coast...
Petty Officer 3rd Class Derrick Thornburg Petty Officer 3rd Class Derrick Thornburg
Petty Officer 3rd Class Derrick Thornburg of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Engineering Department in Portsmouth, Virginia, gives a Thanksgiving shout-out to family...
Seaman Matthew Simpson Seaman Matthew Simpson
Seaman Matthew Simpson, crewmember at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth, Virginia, gives a Thanksgiving shout-out to family and friends in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
Fireman Chiara Russo Fireman Chiara Russo
Fireman Chiara Russo, crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, gives a Thanksgiving shout-out to family and friends in...


Recent News Stories

Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend
The Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter banked hard, flying around the last reported location of the distressed swimmer. The eyes of the helicopter crew were glued to the...
A forgiving lesson in boating safety A forgiving lesson in boating safety
Adam was adrift and alone, hoping someone would find him soon. His situation proves that preparation is paramount when it comes to boating safety, as one wrong...
Coast Guard ensures public safety at Chincoteague Pony Swim
On this sunny, summer day, the biggest event of the year in the small town of Chincoteague, Va., took place – and the Coast Guard was there to ensure public safety.
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, NC, holds change of command Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, NC, holds change...
Capt. R. Scott Craig assumed command of Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City...
Coast Guard medevacs 2 from cruise ship 135 miles off NC...
The Coast Guard medevaced a 25-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman Sunday from a cruise ship approximately 135 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.
Following historic footsteps to modern tradition Following historic footsteps to modern tradition
On the brisk spring morning, three petty officers got into a vehicle and only two of them knew where they were headed. The junior petty officer had confidence in his...


Recent Audio

Suspected hoax call made to Coast Guard in NC 090813
A suspected hoax distress caller contacts Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, N.C., Sept. 8, 2013. The same caller is suspected to have made seven...
Suspected hoax distress call to Coast Guard in NC 122212
A suspected hoax distress caller contacts Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, N.C., Dec. 12, 2012. The same caller is suspected to have made seven...
National Safe Boating Week 2014 audio PSA
The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary remind the boating public of important safety practices. Boaters are urged to wear life jackets, use VHF radios and file a...
Coast Guard rescue audio debrief
Audio debrief of the the Coast Guard coordinated rescue of three people and a dog Thursday, April 23, 2014, approximately 1,000 miles east of Bermuda.
Lifejackets - U.S. Coast Guard - Speechless
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25, 2012. This radio public service announcement spoken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Baierski, from...
Lifejackets - U.S. Coast Guard - First Impulse
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25, 2012. This radio public service announcement spoken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Baierski, from...