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  • U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office Official Website 04 Aug '17, 6pm

    The service received its present name in 1915 under an act of Congress when the Revenue Cutter Service merged with the Life-Saving Service. The nation then had a single maritime service dedicated to saving life at sea and enforcing the nation's maritime laws. The Coast Guard began to ...

  • USCG CG-5421 Web Site - USCG Rank Insignias 06 Aug '17, 2am

    Coast Guard Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-2) Auxiliary Policy Statement Manuals & Publications Journalists Center CGAux Help Desk (formerly AuxKB) Ribbon Checker Administration / ALAUX Awards AuxData CG-BSX-1 Info Operations / Missions Training / Exams Memorandum of Understandings C...

  • US Coast Guard Home 04 Aug '17, 4pm

    YouTube embedded video: The Paratus Report - August 2017, Ep. 1: Company Commander candidates, extra Service Wide Exam points, Fertility Treatment Weight Exemptions and Coast Guard's 227th birthday

  • U.S. Coast Guard and Vietnam 19 Sep '16, 8pm

    Shortly after the trawler incident, Commander, Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV) considered maintaining surveillance and patrols on the inland and coastal waters of the Republic of Vietnam . Soon the need for Coast Guard units was recognized and the Secretary of the Navy asked the Sec...

  • SA William Flores

    Seaman Apprentice William R. Flores, USCG 29 Jan '17, 1am

    A Coast Guard hero who died while saving the lives of many of his shipmates when his cutter sank will receive the Coast Guard’s highest service medal posthumously in a ceremony near Ft. Worth, Texas, Sept. 16, 2000. The family of Seaman Apprentice William R. Flores will receive his Co...

  • It's #406Day! Learn how emergency beacons could save your life:

    USCG Office of Search & Rescue (CG-SAR) 06 Apr '16, 2pm

    International Cospas-Sarsat Program Agreement In fostering international cooperation for search and rescue, the purpose of this Agreement is to: (a) assure the long term operation of the System; (b) provide distress alert and location data from the System to the international communit...

  • U.S. Coast Guard Historic Polar & Ice Operations Index 07 Jun '16, 7pm

    "Report of the Preliminary Results of the Aeroarctic Expedition with [the dirigible] 'Graf Zeppelin,' 1931." A technical article published in the Geographical Review written by Coast Guard officer Edward H. Smith & Lincoln Ellsworth. The article describes their aerial expedition over ...

  • U.S. Coast Guard conducts final testing for #ScanEagle #UAS on Cutter STRATTON:

    USCG: Acquisition Directorate News 26 Jan '17, 5pm

    The Coast Guard completed system operational verification testing of a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) on Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, a national security cutter (NSC) based in Alameda, California, Jan. 2. The Stratton crew and UAS program officials tested the power, communicati...

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