Video – Coast Guard Marches in Inaugural Parade

Members of the Coast Guard Band, Honor Guard, Port Security Unit 309 and Recruit Company Victor-180 march in the inaugural parade Jan. 20.

Coast Guard, multiple agencies provide maritime security for Presidential Inauguration

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg Curled up on cots in a green canvas tent lay six men. Still wearing their dry suits, their faces are still flushed pink from the cold air as they close their eyes and try to get some rest while the bitter wind is rifling the walls of their makeshift home. Next to them sprawled out on black cases is an arsenal of light machine guns, shotguns and rifles. These...

Presence on the water

by Ayla Kelley Washington – A large ship painted black slowly makes its way down the Potomac River near the Windrow Wilson Bridge. Members on board scan the water through their binoculars keeping a watchful eye out for potential threats and making sure everything is safe in the days before and after the 56th Presidential Inauguration. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, a 225-foot buoy tender...

PATCOM: Tip of the spear for maritime security during inauguration

A blast of cold air from the Potomac River rips through the line of tents causing their fabric to flutter and people to pull the collars of their coats a little higher. The buzz of aircraft temporarily drown out all noise and Coast Guard boats can be seen patrolling the waterways. These elements are just part of the job for the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard as they take on the mission of waterway...

Coast Guard National Strike Force: Detect, Deter and Prevent

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Crystalynn Kneen A bitter cold air blows past the sensor of a small, yellow, hand-held piece of equipment that beeps in its response. This equipment is being used to scan the air for a potential radiological threat. The person holding it is part of a specialized unit that is highly trained in threat detection. It is this equipment and this unit that has been put in place...

Coast Guard Volunteers Ready for Inauguration Week Emergencies

Whether presented with the emergency water landing of an aircraft; a national security event; or the call to rescue a distressed boater, scores of specially trained waterborne personnel are immediately available to respond throughout the National Capital Region, year-round, but will be even more ready during the next week.

Video – Inaugural Water Security

Coast Guard Petty Officer Adam Eggers reports for the Pentagon Channel on yesterdays inaugural waterway security run through.

Video – Coast Guard History with Horses

The Pentagon Channel airs a story about the Coast Guard’s history with horses, as two Coast Guard officers are heading up the Horse Control branch for the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, Jan. 13, 2009.