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An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring

Northeast waters remain cold well into spring. It is tempting to shake off winter by hitting the water on the first warm days of the new season, but the reality is that the water temperature hasn’t caught up to the air temperature, and this equates to an often-overlooked danger. Kayaker Timothy Bare was hours away from becoming part of the growing statistic of paddlecraft related deaths.

In memory of Nate

DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal Ceremony April 18, 2014

Two members from the Coast Guard Auxiliary band performed ceremonial hymns that echoed through the air as family members took their seats and members of the Coast Guard filed in rows encircling the wooden podium. Against it rested a framed photo of late Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, looking back at those in attendance at the ceremony.

Arnie the Aux

Arnie

Established by Congress in 1939, today the Coast Guard Auxiliary is comprised of more than 32,000 volunteers who give more than 2 million hours of volunteer service every year. Arnie Geller has been an important part of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 34 of those 75 years.

Ombudsman Appreciation Day

It’s Coast Guard Ombudsmen Appreciation Day! Coast Guard Ombudsmen are spouses of Coast Guard members who volunteer as a link between commands and families. Ombudsmen assist commanding officers by voicing the concerns and welfare of the unit’s families and to help prepare families for emergency situations. In honor of today we are featuring just a few of these amazing spouses!

Selection of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Cantrell assumed the duties of the Atlantic Area command master chief in May 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Moments ago, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp announced the selection of Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Cantrell as the next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. “A number of

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Largest drug seizure in the 1st Coast Guard District’s history

If you speak with Coast Guardsmen from the 1st Coast Guard District – stretching from the Canadian border in Maine to northern New Jersey – about the missions they routinely perform, you will likely get a standard answer from just about every member: search and rescue, recreational boating safety, aids to navigation, ports waterways and coastal security, living marine resource enforcement and ice breaking. But if you ask the crew underway aboard Coast Guard Cutter Dependable last week, they would answer counter drug operations.

The 60th anniversary of the Pendleton rescue

CG-36500 returns to the pier with  survivors of the tanker Pendleton after the rescue at sea. Photo by Richard C. Kelsey U.S. Coast Guard photo by Richard C. Kelsey. Written by Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, commander of 1st Coast Guard District. It was Feb. 18, 1952, when Coast Guardsmen from the 1st Coast Guard District responded

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