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Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard families together
Station Cape May OmbudsmanWhen people enlist in the Coast Guard, they must complete eight weeks of basic training. It is during this initial phase of service where they learn the ropes — and knots — of being a member. However, there is no basic training course for their spouses or children. That’s where the ombudsmen come in.


Coast Guard crews work to break ice in Mid-Atlantic region
Coast Guard Cutter Cleat provides support for ice breaking in the upper Chesapeake BayThe crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Capstan, Cleat and Chock are working this winter to break ice and maintain navigable waterways from the Delaware River, through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, down to Tangier Island, Virginia.


Coast Guard medevacs tanker crew member off Galveston coast
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 46-year-old crew member off a tanker in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage Thursday morning.


Final update: Coast Guard crew rescues 26 people trapped by Antarctic ice
Making a channelA fishing vessel trapped in Antarctic ice 900-miles northeast of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, for nearly two weeks is free following an international rescue operation that ended successfully Sunday at approximately 8 p.m.


Seattle-based cutter scores 'Clean Sweep' during annual training exercises
Seattle-based cutter scores 'Clean Sweep' during annual training exercisesThe crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returned to Seattle Thursday upon concluding a monthlong deployment to San Diego for annual Tailored Ship’s Training Assessment exercises. The Midgett crew earned Battle “E” excellence awards in all five combat warfare areas during the training exercises.


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A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., medevacs a crewman from the motor vessel Houston Express about 25 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, February 27, 2015. Houston Express crew members...



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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Remarks at State of the Coast Guard AddressMaster Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Remarks at State of the Coast Guard Address
Master Chief Steven W. Cantrell, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard gives remarks at...


Coast Guard 2015 State of the Coast Guard AddressCoast Guard 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers his first State of the Coast Guard Address and...


West Virginia Train Derailment ResponseWest Virginia Train Derailment Response
Response crews working with the West Virginia Train Derailment Response Unified Command perform...


Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay Heads Home to Detroit Across Frozen Lake ErieCoast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay Heads Home to Detroit Across Frozen Lake Erie
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay heads home to Detroit from Cleveland following a...


Coast Guard Cutter Cleat Breaking Ice in MarylandCoast Guard Cutter Cleat Breaking Ice in Maryland
In this video Senior Chief Petty Officer A. J. Pulkkinen, officer-in-charge, and Petty Officer...


B-roll Coast Guard Cutter Cleat Breaking IceB-roll Coast Guard Cutter Cleat Breaking Ice
This video is a compilation of b-roll footage filmed Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 of the Coast Guard...


Coast Guard Medevacs Ailing Motor Vessel Captain off Virginia BeachCoast Guard Medevacs Ailing Motor Vessel Captain off Virginia Beach
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., hoists an...


Coast Guard medevacs Tanker Crewmember Off Galveston CoastCoast Guard medevacs Tanker Crewmember Off Galveston Coast
A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter crew hoists and transfers a crewmember having heart attack...


Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay Attempts to Clear a Path into Ashtabula, OhioCoast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay Attempts to Clear a Path into Ashtabula, Ohio
The Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay conducts a backing and ramming evolution as it attempts to...


AST2 Jonathan Kreske Awarded DAR Medal of HonorAST2 Jonathan Kreske Awarded DAR Medal of Honor
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Kreske, a rescue swimmer stationed at Air Station Kodiak,...


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National Motor Lifeboat School National Motor Lifeboat School
Students and boat crew personnel wash the salt water off a 47’ Motor Lifeboat following a full day of training at the Coast Guard’s National...


CFPB Servicemember Affairs presentation CFPB Servicemember Affairs presentation
Holly Petraeus, assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (front left), stands with Rear...


Helicopter returns to Ellington Field Helicopter returns to Ellington Field
An aircrew returns to Air Station Houston after a training flight on an overcast day Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty...


Ice breaking in New England Ice breaking in New England
A Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna crew breaks ice near Boston on Feb. 17, 2015. The Marcus Hanna broke ice and reset buoys in New England...


A Coast Guard MSST conducts helicopter hoist training in the San Francisco Bay A Coast Guard MSST conducts helicopter hoist training in the San Francisco Bay
Petty Officer 3rd Class David Myers, a San Francisco Maritime Enforcement specialist, conducts helicopter hoist training in the San Francisco Bay,...


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Mayday call - Tug Nalani
HONOLULU — Eleven people are safe after a 95-foot towing vessel sank approximately two and half miles west of Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu,...


Lifesaving gift ideas for the holidays
Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Piasecki, a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, offers lifesaving gift ideas for the holidays....


Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 from boat fire
The audio is of the initial distress call from one of four people rescued by a good Samaritan and the Coast Guard after a boat fire threatened all...


Mayday Call Dec. 9, 2014
HONOLULU - This audio file was taken from a mayday call received by watchstanders at Sector Honolulu Command Center Dec. 9, 2014. The mayday call...


Fishing vessel Blazer mayday call west of Siletz Bay
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Ore., respond to a mayday call from the crew of the 75-foot fishing vessel Blazer taking on water...