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Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Monday

Today begins our Week in the Life 2017 series. This series will provide you with an insider’s view of what a typical week looks like for Coast Guard members. We will take you from coast to coast, showing you the different aspects of life in the Coast Guard. From standing watch or training on the water to supporting our frontline operations, we will highlight the day-to-day lives of Coast Guard men and women throughout the country and overseas. Let’s start the journey!

New: Special Duty Assignment Pay released for 2015

The 2015 Special Duty Assignment Pay levels have been released! Here is what you need to know…

IMO adopts 200-mile North American Emissions Control Area

Earlier today, the International Maritime Organization announced the establishment of an Emissions Control Area (ECA) to prevent pollution from ships in waters off North American coasts. Today’s announcement reflects an amendment to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and its adoption proposed by the U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency along with sister

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itCG – Navy rescues sailor, ice fishing safety, grounded trawler freed

Three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters stand ready in a hangar at Coast Guard Sector San Diego. The Sector is the third unit to have both the “J” model and the new “T” model helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.) Click the image to read more about the transition from

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itCG – CG hero dies, assisting allies, daddy dolls

Coast Guard Seaman 2nd Class Seymour Wittek, a World War II veteran, receives the Coast Guard Commendation Medal from Vice Admiral Robert Papp on November 11, 2008. Wittek passed away on December 30, 2009. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Seth Johnson) The Coast Guard family lost one of its heroes yesterday. 88-year-old Seymour Wittek

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itCG-Centers of Expertise, collision, rescue, 12 gifts, Christmas tree ship

U. S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen, Friday announced the opening of two Coast Guard National Centers of Expertise at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, La. The Investigation National Center of Expertise (INCOE) in New Orleans and the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise (OCS NCOE) in Morgan City, La. are

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itCG-MSST Seattle returns home, US and Canada search for boater, investigation results released, migrants repatriated, divers in Saipan rescued

Members of Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Seattle (91101), returned home Friday after a six month deployment conducting port security duties in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. MSSTs were created under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 2002 and are a part of the Department of Homeland Security’s layered strategy directed at protecting our seaports and

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itCG – Veterans Day, mystery spill solved, terrorism drill, greatest generation

“Auxiliarist Bugler at Arlington Cemetery” depicts a Coast Guard Honor Guard bugler playing Taps for a fallen Guardian. Click the image to read more about Coast Guard artist and auxiliarist Chris Demarest. This afternoon, the Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard will be joined by DHS Secretary Napolitano for the annual

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