“Social media provides us an amazing opportunity to reach audiences that we have never been able to reach and your personal use of social media can be a big part of this,” said Capt. Tony Hahn, Chief, Office of Public Affairs.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that usually means chocolates, cards and flowers. But the celebration isn’t just for cupid and candy; it’s about love and appreciation! To celebrate Valentine’s Day with the men and women who serve, we’re reaching out to our fans to hear why you love America’s Coast Guard. Throughout this week, we’re asking our fans to share reasons why they love the Coast Guard using #CGadmirer on Twitter. At the end of the week, we’ll take your messages and make a video that will go on display at Coast Guard Headquarters.
Some may see Coast Guardsmen jumping out of helicopters, driving boats through breaking surf or firing dangerous weapons as intimidating, or even frightening, but to the more than 200 Coast Guard recruits who got a sneak peek of the Coast Guard’s Top 10 Videos of 2012, the thought of doing these things is motivating. The recruits packed the Ida Lewis Auditorium at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May for the second annual Coast Guard Top 10 Video Premiere at the only enlisted Coast Guard basic training facility in the nation.
Thanks to all of your votes, the best Coast Guard marching cadence has been selected! Chief Petty Officer Cory Wadley, officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Morro Bay, Calif., wrote the original cadence that was selected as the best. Wadley is one of approximately 160 surfmen in the Coast Guard and serves at one of the 19 designated surf stations in the U.S.
Coast Guard recruits at Training Center Cape May spend a lot of time marching to and from various training evolutions and classes. In the later weeks of their training, company commanders begin to call cadences with them. This is a turning point for the recruits, and it’s an opportunity for the company commanders to teach
Al Roker poses with a Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City crew in this January 2010 file photo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barbara L. Patton. He’s a bestselling author, nine-time Emmy winner, founder of a multimedia company, host of NBC’s Today and perhaps is the best-known weatherman in the world.
By now we hope you have watched all of our 2011 Video of the Year nominees. But, if you haven’t, there’s still time! “Polls” close this Friday so you can still have your voice heard in choosing the year’s most compelling Coast Guard video. We’ve tallied up the votes thus far, and it’s a close
Last night, we officially launched a social media tab on http://www.uscg.mil which links to the service’s social media sites. The tab includes links to the Compass, iCommandant, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard’s blog and the Department of Homeland Security’s blog as well as provides links to the latest posts on these sites.
Everyday, Guardians are involved in amazing rescues, national security operations and drug interdictions. Whenever possible, Guardians capture those Coast Guard operations on video. The videos truly highlight the missions and stories of America’s Guardians. Sometimes you see them on the evening news, but often you don’t. For the past several years, the Coast Guard has
Next week, the Coast Guard will hold its ninth annual Coast Guard Innovation Exposition at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Innovation Inside – Opportunities Amidst Change.” As the Coast Guard focuses on modernizing its organizational structure to better conduct its missions and serve the public, it must also continue to foster a