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Coast Guard Heroes: Joseph O. Doyle

U.S. Life Saving Serice crew landing rescued

Joseph O. Doyle was appointed keeper of the Charlotte, New York Life Saving Station July 11, 1878. As keeper, he secured the appointment of a paid crew and became known as one of the most distinguished surfmen attached to the U.S. Life-Saving Service.

Securing the shared northern border

In 2009 the U.S secretary of Homeland Security and the Canadian minister of public safety signed the framework agreement on maritime law enforcement operations between Canada and the United States, which allows the Coast Guard and the RCMP to work side-by-side enforcing laws in U.S. and Canadian waters. These operations represent a truly cooperative approach to combating cross-border crime on the shared waterways of Canada and the United States.

Strengthening partnerships: North American Interoperability Exercise

go-fast vessel

“Now, go-fast, go-fast, go-fast. All hands set the go-fast bill.” Early in the afternoon on Oct. 9, 2013, 20 nautical miles off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico, this announcement was heard over every intercom speaker on board Coast Guard Cutter Rush after an Air Station Sacramento HC-130 Hercules airplane sighted two suspicious vessels.

Forward to UNITAS

live fire exercise

Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va., represented the United States alongside their shipmates from the USS Rentz. They were joined by naval forces from Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Germany, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru and the United Kingdom.

Icy Resolve

Rescue operation

Icy Resolve – simulating the crash of a commuter airplane into ice-covered Lake Erie – employed numerous airboats, helicopters and shore-based rescue crews and provided rescuers the opportunity to evaluate their plans, capabilities and coordination. Icy Resolve also tested each agency’s ability to execute critical incident communications, emergency medical care and many other elements of mass rescue operations.

Life of a service dog: My heritage


Veterans Moving Forward provides veterans with therapy and service dogs and amongst the puppies they are raising to help veterans cope with various injuries is an assistance dog in training that is near and dear to our hearts. His name is Nathan, in honor of Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal. Compass is sharing Nathan’s journey from birth, through his puppy “years” and into his final stages of training in our series “Life of a service dog.” We hope you enjoy Nathan’s story as he goes from a clumsy puppy to a focused service animal ready to serve our nation’s veterans.

North Pacific partnerships

Rear Adm. Joseph Castillo with China Border Control Department Maj. Gen. Kuanyou Xu and Lt. Col. Liang Xu at the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum’s most recent experts meeting. Photo courtesy of China Border Control Department. Written by Pacific Area International Affairs. The safety and economic security of maritime nations depends substantially upon the secure

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Preparing for the worst-case scenario

Detroit Princess

Smallboat crews bring in victim actors participating in Detroit River Readiness 2011 to Milliken State Park to be triaged and treated by awaiting emergency medical crews Aug. 23, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle N. Niemi. With this week’s 5.9-magnitude earthquake felt along the U.S. East Coast and Hurricane Irene inching

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Operation Nanook 2011

Operation Nanook 2011

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow conducts a man-overboard drill during their transit to the Arctic for Operation Nanook. Crews practice drills to ensure members are ready for any emergency. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton. The waters of the Arctic are a unique place to operate and require not only

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Coast Guard leads intergovernmental disaster response drill

PORTLAND, Maine – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna work to deploy a vessel of opportunity skimming system from the deck of the ship as part of Spill of National Significance Drill, March 24, 2010. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Etta Smith) What would happen if an oil spill

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