Coast Guard’s Newest Boat Debuts at Station Little Creek – Video

Three videos of the new boat are included at the end of the article. PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard’s newest multi-mission asset, the 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M), made its debut at Coast Guard Station Little Creek Va., today. The RB-M was delivered by Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) and represents the first of a planned 180 RB-Ms scheduled for delivery over the next six years....

North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Video Compilation

SEATTLE – Over the past week, the members of the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum met in Seattle. The U.S. Coast Guard and its counterparts from Canada, China, Japan, Korea and Russia met to discuss topics related to drug trafficking, maritime security, fisheries enforcement and illegal migration as part of the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Experts Meeting. The North Pacific Coast Guard Forum...

5 Questions With Jennifer and Amber – Waiting for Ships to Come In

Another in our series of interviews with the men and women who blog about the U.S. Coast Guard. This week we hear from Jennifer and Amber, two of the contributors to “Waiting for Ships to Come In…”. Their motto is “One big Coast Guard family. A few classy dames. One quirky blog.” Waiting for Ships to Come In looks at the life of 7 Coast Guard wives, and offers an insightful look...

5 Questions with Peter Stinson of An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog

Another in our series of interviews with the men and women who blog about the U.S. Coast Guard. This week we hear from Peter Stinson the lead blogger at An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog. Unlike may bloggers, Peter is Coast Guard friendly, yet not afraid to ask the tough questions. Here’s 5 questions with Peter Stinson. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

5 Questions with Thomas Jackson

This is the first in a series of interviews with the men and women who blog about the U.S. Coast Guard. Thomas Jackson is the lead blogger at the Coast Guard Report. Started last year as a site that was about a single equal rights case, Coast Guard Report has rapidly grown to cover a wide spectrum of Coast Guard issues that you aren’t likely to hear or read about in the main stream media. Here...

A Look At Coast Guard Bloggers

Bloggers, they’re everywhere and blogging about everything under the sun. Even about the Coast Guard. Do a quick search on Google’s Blog Search and you’ll find that since the beginning of the year, almost 9500 blog entries have been made that mention the Coast Guard. Who are these people and why do they do it? In an attempt to answer these questions, Coast Guard News will be publishing...

2008 State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen issues his State of the Coast Guard address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., February 14, 2008. His speech focused on his vision for the future of the service and its modernization. A pdf copy of the speech is available at the Coast Guard Website. U.S. Coast Guard video shot by National Press Club. Video hosting by Stage6. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Tragedy Spawns Heroes

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Evanson 25 years ago, a tragic event claimed the lives of 31 Merchant Marines, and the Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Program was conceived to prevent such disasters from ever happening again.  The program has been a guardian angel to many fates nearly taken by the sea. On the morning of Feb. 12, 1983, gale force winds and 40-foot waves wreaked havoc...

Coast Guard Releases 2008 Posture Statement

WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard yesterday released its 2009 posture statement which includes its strategies for success in the maritime domain, fiscal year 2009 budget in brief and fiscal year 2007 performance summary. The posture statement highlights the strategic, budgetary, and legislative priorities to maintain and restore Coast Guard readiness across all its vital missions, from saving lives...