Coast Guard Academy to welcome Class of 2019 cadets at R-Day

Coast Guard Academy to welcome Class of 2019 cadets at R-Day
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2019 will begin its military training as the new swabs arrive on campus June 29 for Reporting-In Day. Although the exact makeup is not finalized until the end of R-Day, the incoming class is anticipated to be the largest incoming class since 2011 with about 287 cadets and four international cadets expected to take the oath of office....

Coast Guard rescues 4 just before vessel sinks

Coast Guard rescues 4 just before vessel sinks
The crew of the fishing vessel Kupreanof abandon ship into a liferaft in the Gulf of Alaska near Lituya Bay, Alaska. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued four men from a life raft in Fairweather Grounds between Cross Sound and Yakutat Bay, Wednesday morning. The aircrew hoisted the men and transported them safely to emergency medical services at Air Station Sitka. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sunken vessel near Venice

Coast Guard rescues 4 from sunken vessel near Venice
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues four sports fishermen from a platform after their vessel sank about 41 miles east of Venice, June 9, 2015. (Photo by the fishermen and provided to the Coast Guard.) NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued four sports fishermen from a platform after their vessel sank about 41 miles east of Venice, Tuesday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guardsmen make unique rescue in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guardsmen make unique rescue in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Coast Guardsmen stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton from Alameda, Calif., free two sea turtles entangled in fishing line and makeshift buoys off the coast of Central America May 9, 2105. Eastern Pacific Ocean – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Cutter Stratton from Alameda, Calif., rescued two sea turtles while investigating a suspicious item floating in a known drug transit zone off the coast...

HD POV: What Its Like To Be A Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer

HD POV: What Its Like To Be A Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from San Diego conducts rescue swimmer training off the coast of Newport Beach, California with a GoPro camera. The training gives pilots, rescue swimmers, and flight mechanics the opportunity to practice rescue techniques to simulate real distress situations. Filmed on May 4, 2015. Enter to win your own GoPro Camera here

Facebook Q&A: 1st year as Commandant

Facebook Q&A: 1st year as Commandant
As he marks one year of service as Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft participated in a video Q&A on his Facebook page. Take a look at the video to hear directly from the Commandant on his views relating to the budget realities of today, manning challenges at stations across the country and who he’d like to have over for dinner.

Coast Guardsman unloads shotgun on fleeing vessel’s driver

Coast Guardsman unloads shotgun on fleeing vessel's driver
A U.S. Coast Guard crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat intercept a drug panga approximately 90 miles southwest of San Diego, Oct. 5, 2013

Bad-ass Coast Guard river live fire

Bad-ass Coast Guard river live fire
Members from multiple units of the Coast Guard 9th District participate in mounted automatic weapons training at Fort Knox, Ky., October and November 2013. On average, 250 Coast Guardsmen participate in the 3-day training, which occurs during a 2-month time period every fall.

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near Juneau, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old stranded hiker from Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska, Thursday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the hiker from the mountain and transferred him to the Army National Guard hangar at the Juneau International Airport. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a request for assistance from the...