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The Coast Guard Academy's First Foreign-Born Cadet

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-05-19 17:33:20

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] As a small Chinese boy watching the great powers dog fight over China, becoming a pilot was akin to...

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Happy Mother's Day from the U.S. Coast Guard

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-05-12 20:51:13

In the spirit of honoring Coast Guard mothers, we have gathered a few Coast Guard members who had a few things to say about their own mothers. Happy Mother’s...

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Off-Duty Coastguardsman Helps Police Stop a Robber

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-05-04 20:21:02

It was 8:15 p.m. on April 27 when Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Roger Brown approached the exit of Wal-Mart, car keys jingling in one hand, a single plastic bag...

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Coast Guard Cadet Wins a Fulbright for Work on Drones

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-05-02 20:17:47

[By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Barger] First Class Cadet Patrick Ledzian envisions a future where unmanned aircrafts work alongside Coast Guard units to aid in search...

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Coast Guard Security Teams: Guarding Ports and Waterways

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-04-27 19:08:30

[Written by Lt. j.g. Antoine Adams] Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Kings Bay is one of six Coast Guard Atlantic Area (LANTAREA) MSSTs. The unit’s...

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Lt. Paul Johansen Receives Honors For Daring Rescue

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-04-21 18:44:53

[By Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson] It’s a story that sounds as if it were pulled right from the movies. High winds, rough seas, a rescue helicopter low on...

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The History of the International Ice Patrol

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-04-14 19:49:22

From the earliest journeys into the North Atlantic, icebergs have threatened vessels. A review of the history of navigation prior to the turn of the century shows an...

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Alaska Gets a New Coast Guard Cutter

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-04-13 21:23:09

On April 12, the Coast Guard’s newest fast response cutter, Coast Guard Cutter John F. McCormick, officially entered the fleet. While fast response...

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WWI: The Coast Guard's Military Baptism of Fire

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-04-10 18:41:39

[By William H. Thiesen, Ph.D., Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] “Were such a reminder necessary, I feel sure that the splendid record of its forbear, the...

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USCG Offloads 16 Tons of Cocaine in Port Everglades

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-03-31 18:10:35

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James’ crew offloaded approximately 16 tons of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades. The cocaine is worth an estimated $420 million wholesale...

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