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A rescue swimmer's passion
A rescue swimmer's passionThe mission is completed and the helicopter lands. The rescue gear is stowed and the fins and mask are put away for the day. Rescue swimmers encounter an array of challenges and excitement in the line of duty, and sometimes, off duty as well.


A burger rebellion
It's the spark behind every invention, the muse behind every masterpiece, and the secret ingredient in every great recipe. Just ask Chief Petty Officer Dustin Beasley, food services specialist and special command aide to the Coast Guard 13th District commander. Beasley's passion for cooking transforms something as simple as a hamburger into an all-out rebellion.




Coast Guard Base Alameda receives new commanding officer
Coast Guard Base Alameda receives new commanding officerCapt. Jonathan P. Hickey relieved Capt. Michael L. Woolard and assumed command of Coast Guard Base Alameda during a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Island, Wednesday.


Virginia Beach native assumes command of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore
Coast Guard Sector Baltimore holds change of command ceremony, receives new Captain of the PortA Virginia Beach, Virginia, native assumed command of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Friday during a change-of-command ceremony in Baltimore.


Cutter Dependable change of command
Cutter Dependable change of commandCoast Guard Cmdr. Ralph “Bob” Little took command of the medium-endurance Cutter Dependable during a ceremony Friday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk.


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Video Icon Coast Guard Assists in the Release of More Than 600 Sea Turtles

More than 600 baby sea turtles were released back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center July 27, 2015. In support of the Coast Guard’s commitment to protecting endangered species and...



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Coast Guard Finds Capsized Boat in Search for Missing TeensCoast Guard Finds Capsized Boat in Search for Missing Teens
An MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, locates a capsized...


Coast Guard Medevacs Man 110 Miles Southeast of Point LomaCoast Guard Medevacs Man 110 Miles Southeast of Point Loma
A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuates a 43-year-old...


Coast Guard Trains with Arizona Air National GuardCoast Guard Trains with Arizona Air National Guard
A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 helicopter crew trains with 162nd Wing, Arizona National...


Coast Guard Patrols Columbia River To Keep Columbia Cup Spectators SafeCoast Guard Patrols Columbia River To Keep Columbia Cup Spectators Safe
Lt. Cmdr. Laura Springer, from Marine Safety Unit Portland, Ore., explains why the Coast Guard...


Beached BuoyBeached Buoy
Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Atlantic City and Aids to Navigation Team Cape May hoist and...


Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Kodiak, AlaskaCoast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Kodiak, Alaska
An Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists an ailing passenger from a...


Coast Guard Air Station Astoria Air Crew Rescues 3 FishermenCoast Guard Air Station Astoria Air Crew Rescues 3 Fishermen
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., rescues three...


Coast Guard Swimmer Completes Triathlon-distance Swim to Rescue 4Coast Guard Swimmer Completes Triathlon-distance Swim to Rescue 4
Petty Officer 2nd Class Darren Harrity, an aviation survival technician assigned to Coast Guard...


Barge Collision, Fire on Intracoastal Waterway in TexasBarge Collision, Fire on Intracoastal Waterway in Texas
A video camera pointed at the Houston Ship Channel captures an incident that occurred at...


Mapped Barge Movements and Radio Transmissions During Collision on Intracoastal WaterwayMapped Barge Movements and Radio Transmissions During Collision on Intracoastal Waterway
Mapped movements based on Automatic Identification System data and audio recorded on VHF-marine...


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New leader takes charge of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia New leader takes charge of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia
Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Vice Adm. William “ Dean“ Lee presided over the change of command ceremony as Capt. Anthony Ceraolo...


Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker Pacific conducts training Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker Pacific conducts training
Petty Officer 1st Class David Partin signals he's OK following entry into the waters of Honolulu Harbor from the pier at Coast Guard Base Honolulu...


Divers participate in the dive operational readiness assessment Divers participate in the dive operational readiness assessment
A Coast Guard diver from Regional Dive Locker Pacific checks his regulator during a dive operational readiness assessment at Base Honolulu, July...


Coast Guard Station Merrimack River Yankee Homecoming Coast Guard Station Merrimack River Yankee Homecoming
Coast Guard Station Merrimack River holds an open house, Thursday, July 30, 2015, during the City of Newburyport, Mass., Yankee Homecoming...


Potential survival tools for the unexpected Potential survival tools for the unexpected
U.S. Coast Guard boarding officers recommend boaters carry certain items to better enable them to safely operate their vessels, and if needed to...


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We Are Going Down: Coast Guard swimmer completes triathlon-distance swim to rescue 4
The master of the 52-foot commercial fishing vessel Jamie K notifies Coast Guard Sector North Bend that the crew is donning survival suits and...


Mayday Call: Coast Guard swimmer completes triathlon-distance swim to rescue 4
The master of the 52-foot commercial fishing vessel Jamie K makes a mayday call to Coast Guard Sector North Bend, reporting that the vessel was...


Fishing vessel Kupreanof mayday call
The mayday of the fishing vessel Kupreanof from the Gulf of Alaska June 10, 2015. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew...


Mayday call from the Midnight Rocket
A boater aboard the Midnight Rocket calls for help after reportedly hitting a navigational buoy on the Columbia River and starting to sink May 12,...


Coast Guard rescues 2 from storm-tossed sailboat
Coast Guard Sector Charleston received this mayday from a man aboard a distressed sailboat in Charleston Harbor, May 7, 2015. Storm conditions had...