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Aviation maintenance technicians help keep the Coast Guard in flight Aviation maintenance technicians help keep the Coast...
Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Petre (center), instructor at Aviation Technical Training Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., (center) offers instruction to Petty Officers...
Coast Guard members volunteer in Hampton Roads, Va. Coast Guard members volunteer in Hampton Roads, Va.
Capt. Chris Scraba, chief of response for the 5th District, serves breakfast at Oasis Social Ministry's kitchen in Portsmouth, Va., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Scraba and...
The Rhodes Family The Rhodes Family
Lt. Nate Rhodes, a helicopter pilot at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., stands in front of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter with his wife, Emma, and their...
Coast Guard hosts Armed Forces Classic Coast Guard hosts Armed Forces Classic
Coast Guard Capt. Lago Francisco sings the national anthem at Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard Air...
Coast Guard performs search and rescue demonstration Coast Guard performs search and rescue demonstration
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer drops out of a helicopter at Crash Boat Beach in Aguidilla, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, during a search and rescue...
Boat aground Boat aground
A boat that ran aground on the north jetty of Indian River Inlet, Del., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Two boaters were safely transferred off the boat, for which salvage...


Recent Video

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...
Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexus Robinson Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexus Robinson
Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexus Robinson of Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Medical Clinic gives a Thanksgiving shout-out to family and friends in Dallas, Texas.
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Penno Petty Officer 2nd Class David Penno
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Penno of Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth, Virginia gives a Thanksgiving shout-out to family and friends in Manhattan, Kansas.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Kalei Johnson Petty Officer 2nd Class Kalei Johnson
Petty Officer 2nd Class Kalei Johnson of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Hampton Roads gives a Thanksgiving shout-out to friends and family in Lihue Kauai, Hawaii.


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...