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Coast Guard aircrew makes emergency landing Coast Guard aircrew makes emergency landing
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, sits on the fairway at Richmond County Country Club in Staten Island, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2015. The...
Fort McHenry Tattoo 2015 Fort McHenry Tattoo 2015
Rear Adm. Stephen Metruck views a Coast Guard exhibit being put together at Fort McHenry Aug. 1, 2015, while visiting Fort McHenry for the Sea Services Ceremony. On...
Marine inspector Marine inspector
Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Studie examines a ship’s engine room as part of his domestic vessel inspection, July 14, 2015. The evolution of marine inspection has...
Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck and Gov. Terry McAuliffe discuss hurricane readiness Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck and Gov. Terry McAuliffe...
Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015, to discuss readiness for hurricane season. While there, Rear Adm. Stephen P....
Coast Guard 225th birthday recognized by Virginia Governor Coast Guard 225th birthday recognized by Virginia Governor
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Stephen Metruck, 5th District commander, speaks at a press conference in Portsmouth, Va., at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Friday, July 31, 2015....
A rescue swimmer's passion A rescue swimmer's passion
Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Razoyk stands in the hangar at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Razoyk, a rescue swimmer at Air...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Medevacs Man 44 Miles Off Cape May Coast Guard Medevacs Man 44 Miles Off Cape May
An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City medevaced a man from a fishing vessel Sunday, August 1, 2015. The 44-year-old man was medevaced from a 39-foot...
Beached Buoy Beached Buoy
Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Atlantic City and Aids to Navigation Team Cape May hoist and transfer a beached buoy Thursday, July 23, 2015, from Fortescue, N.J.,...
Coast Guard Station Annapolis Conducts Helicopter Operation Drills With Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J. Coast Guard Station Annapolis Conducts Helicopter...
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis conducts helicopter operation drills with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast...
Coast Guard Rescue from Survivor's Perspective Coast Guard Rescue from Survivor's Perspective
Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Thigpen, Coast Guard rescue swimmer at Air Station Elizabeth City (ASEC), North Carolina, rescues a practice survivor from the water...
Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Thigpen Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Thigpen
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Thigpen, an aviation survival technician at Air Station Elizabeth City (ASEC), North Carolina, explains why he became a...
Coast Guard Medevacs Woman 200 Miles Off NC Coast Coast Guard Medevacs Woman 200 Miles Off NC Coast
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina hoists a 77-year-old woman suffering stroke symptoms, Monday, July 6,...


Recent News Stories

A rescue swimmer's passion A rescue swimmer's passion
The 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...
Virginia Beach native assumes command of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Virginia Beach native assumes command of Coast Guard...
A Virginia Beach, Virginia, native assumed command of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Friday during a change-of-command ceremony in Baltimore.
Patriot's palette Patriot's palette
A patriot’s palette comprises more colors than red, white and blue. A vast array of tones is a testament to true devotion to country. A Coast Guardsman in South...
Long Island native assumes command of Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md. Long Island native assumes command of Coast Guard...
A Long Island, New York, native has assumed command Friday of Coast Guard Station Annapolis during a change of command ceremony held at the station.
Taking charge
Rough weather, fatigue, hunger, long hours; these are all conditions Coast Guard service members know well. It is ultimately the responsibility of one person to...
Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard families together Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard families together
When 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...


Recent Audio

Coast Guard medevacs sailor missing for 66 days
Audio of Frank Jordan thanking the captain of a motor vessel Thursday, April 2, 2015, for spotting and taking aboard his son who had been missing for 66 days.
Coast Guard medevacs sailor missing for 66 days
Audio from the first contact in 66 days between Frank Jordan and his son, missing sailor Louis Jordan, Thursday, April 2, 2015.
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.