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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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Video Icon Master 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 the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address. U.S. Coast Guard video by Telfair H. Brown, Sr.



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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,...


Coast Guard Assists Family of 4 to Safety near Port Mansfield, TexasCoast Guard Assists Family of 4 to Safety near Port Mansfield, Texas
A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a family of four, including two young children, aboard a grounded...


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Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico
The seized lancha after being interdicted in South Texas waters Feb. 26, 2015. The Coast Guard estimates over 1,100 annual incursions into U.S....


Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast conducts Eastern Pacific Patrol Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast conducts Eastern Pacific Patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Nico Formica removes tie-downs prior to the embedded helicopter takes off from the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter...


Rear Adm. Linda Fagan visits cadets during Swab Summer Rear Adm. Linda Fagan visits cadets during Swab Summer
Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, commander of the First Coast Guard District, visits U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets aboard Coast Guard Cutter Eagle at...


US Coast Guard crews train with canines US Coast Guard crews train with canines
Petty Officer 2nd Class Devon Waite, a Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego crewman, and his canine, Bingo, are lowered from a Coast Guard...


Coast Guard conducts tower training in Waianae Coast Guard conducts tower training in Waianae
Crew members from the 14th Coast Guard District prevention waterways division, Coast Guard Cutter Kukui, Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, Aids to...


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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...