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After 2017 Hurricanes, Coast Guard Needs Repairs

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-11-17 17:48:04

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday to testify on the Coast...

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Coast Guard Collects Lessons Learned from 2017 Hurricanes

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-10-10 20:55:29

[By Loretta Haring] “Everyone. Needs. A. Phone. Everyone.” “We found an asset tracking/reporting system called Geosuite; we’ve already got it up...

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Coast Guard Celebrates Record-Breaking Drug Busts

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-10-06 16:05:53

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton recently offloaded 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth more than $679 million wholesale, which marks a...

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The Evolution of the USCG's Search and Rescue Mission

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-10-03 18:01:03

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] Those familiar with Coast Guard history know that the service’s development has been shaped in response...

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The Coast Guard's Role in Environmental Protection

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-26 20:05:54

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] The U.S. Coast Guard has been the steward of the nation’s maritime environment since 1822. That...

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Coast Guard Sees Resurgence of Semi-Sub Smuggling Boats

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-19 20:34:05

The Coast Guard has interdicted seven low-profile drug smuggling vessels in four months, resulting in the seizure of more than 11 tons of cocaine – an amount with...

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Coast Guard's Sharpshooters Celebrate 20 Years of Service

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-15 18:46:01

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) specializes in Airborne Use of...

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9/11 and the U.S. Coast Guard

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-07 21:29:40

[By William Thiesen, Ph.D., Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] The day war was declared on the Empire of Japan, President Franklin Roosevelt referred to Dec. 7,...

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Coast Guard Preps South Florida Ports for Hurricane

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-06 20:03:08

On Wednesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Fort Pierce...

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USCG Aircraft Served as Command Center During Harvey

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-05 14:44:33

While Hurricane Harvey destroyed buildings, upturned cars and smashed boats, the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 communication towers also fell victim to Harvey’s wrath....

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