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Helping Haiti: Coast Guard teams assist in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

While Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, was barreling toward Haiti, a small team of Coast Guard officers was hunkered down in a makeshift command center at a house in Port-au-Prince. The planning and coordination for what became the most destructive storm to hit Haiti in more than 50 years, took place in that makeshift command center and set the tone for the U.S. military response.

Farewell to Dallas – A word from the commanding officer

Endings usually stir a little melancholy. I am not talking about the end of a long deployment – which is normally reason for some celebration – but something a bit more weighty: the last patrol for a Coast Guard ship in a nearly 45-year-long career. Such is the case aboard Dallas as we sail homeward bound for the last time as a Coast Guard cutter.

Coast Guard commemorates first decade in the national intelligence community

Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton requested and received 10 revenue cutters to be used to patrol the coast to identify smugglers and ensure tariffs were paid. Portrait courtesy of the National Archives. Written by Lisa Novak, Coast Guard Public Affairs. How long does it take to get to a 10-year anniversary? About 221 years.

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Celebrating 30 years of Coast Guard art

30 miles from Punta Gorda, Cuba: While on patrol, crewmen aboard a small boat from the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca intercept a dangerously overloaded sail freighter carrying Haitians 30 miles north of Punta Gorda, Cuba. Crew members distributed life jackets and then safely transferred the 125 migrants to the Seneca where they were given food,

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Shipmate of the Week – Lt. Jerry Durham

Lt. Jerry Durham. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Lt. Jerry Durham, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., chaplain, stands aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare with the USS Comfort in the background during Haiti earthquake relief operations, January 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’leary, public affairs specialist. One has to spend only the briefest amount of

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Migrant Interdiction: Safety of life at sea

A crewmember of the CGC Harriet Lane rescues a young Haitian female who was embarked on an un-seaworthy vessel going from Haiti to the United States March 22, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by OSC Joshua Tidey.

A smallboat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma bring aboard Haitian migrants interdicted at sea from a sail freighter south of Acklins Island, Bahamas in this file photo from 2010. Coast Guard crews rescue undocumented migrants who put their lives in danger by attempting to enter the U.S. illegally on grossly overloaded vessels. U.S.

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People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 7

2010 Photo Contest

It’s week seven of the Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award. Every Monday for the past seven weeks we have unveiled another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. To vote, just click on the picture(s) below that you like and post a positive

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Day 5: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Video of the Year contest

Our fifth video features members of Port Security Unit 307 and the Haitian Coast Guard providing medical attention and medicine during an orphanage relief project after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Port-au-Prince. Capt. Steven Baynes, Coast Guard Liaison to Joint Task Force Haiti who was working with the PSU, narrates the b-roll video. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to cast your vote for your favorite…

Coast Guard conducts medevac while responding to Hurricane Tomas


Click on the image to watch a video of the Coast Guard medically evacuating an ill man from a container ship approximately 200 miles northeast of Nassau Bahamas, Nov. 5, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle. As Coast Guardsmen gear up and head towards Haiti to provide assistance in

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Coast Guard Foundation salutes Haiti earthquake responders

Coast Guard Cutter Oak

Coast Guard members salute their seniors as a sign of respect through a crisp raised hand salute. But a salute can also be an expression of goodwill, such as giving a toast or producing a special commemoration. Last night the Coast Guard Foundation showed both respect and goodwill, as they saluted the Coast Guard men

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