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Students portray greatest single rescue in Coast Guard history

Over the past year a team of students from the University of Alabama have traveled across the nation compiling video and conducting interviews for an upcoming documentary on the U.S. Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Shipmate of the Week: Community of Mobile, Ala.

Time and again we have seen tragedy bring communities together as families. Earlier this week, tragedy struck our service when Coast Guard helicopter 6535 went down in Mobile Bay. In keeping with what makes America the greatest country in the world and Mobile, Ala., a Coast Guard City, the community came together to support the

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UPDATE 2: Search continues for 3 after Coast Guard helicopter crash in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter UPDATE: This post has been updated to include the names of the crew members of CG-6535. UPDATE 2: This post has been updated to include the recovery of two additional crew members of CG-6535 and the suspension of active search and rescue operations. The Coast Guard recovered two crewmembers, Thursday,

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itCG-Thanks, Pearl Harbor memories, search

A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and members of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw help offload Christmas trees at the Navy Pier in downtown Chicago Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. The Coast Guard Cutter Macknaw delivered more than 1,000 Christmas trees from northern Michigan for Chicago-area needy familes in cooperation with the Chicago Christmas Tree

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Coast Guard Angler of the Year – LCDR Bates

Pictured From left to right, former Coast Guard member Joseph Lybrand (2nd place), AMTC Jason Law (4th place), LCDR Richard Bates (1st place) and CDR Patrick Clark (3rd place). LCDR Richard Bates won the American Bass Anglers (ABA) Coast Guard Angler of the Year Award at the 2009 American Fishing Tour National Championship, held September

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itCG-Hudson River boardings, vessel fires, fish barrier

The Coast Guard is stepping up its boardings of boats heading south on the Hudson River. The random stops are part of the Department of Homeland Security’s “small vessel security strategy” aimed at increasing inspections of small vessels that travel from Canada to New York City harbor. Story here Late last night, Coast Guard Sector

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