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Tracking Mysterious Oil Sheens

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-21 12:38:43

[Images and text by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll] New Bedford was once the home of Massachusetts’ historic whaling fleet, and it still...

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Tending Buoys and Defending Freedom

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-20 21:04:06

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] Units and personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor services have served with distinction in...

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U.S. Coast Guard Seeks 4,000 New Recruits

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-19 18:59:12

“In order to recruit 4,000 enlisted personnel, the recruiting offices have to interview 40,000 applicants,” said Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Harris, recruiter in...

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Coast Guard Researchers Combat Hoax Distress Calls

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-14 21:26:37

[By Loretta Haring, USCG Office of Strategic Planning and Communication] The U.S. Coast Guard is the lead agency for maritime search and rescue in U.S. waters....

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Coast Guard Tries Out Diesel Outboards

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-06-13 21:39:23

Is it possible for the Coast Guard to power its surface fleet using only one type of fuel? The Coast Guard Research and Development Center is investigating that...

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Off-Duty Coastguardsman Rescues Five Senior Citizens

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-06-05 14:25:36

[By PO3 Joshua L. Canup and PO2 Nate Littlejohn] On the evening of May 11, five women gathered for a photo on a pier outside a waterfront restaurant in Beaufort,...

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The Coast Guard Academy's First Foreign-Born Cadet

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-05-19 17:33:20

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] As a small Chinese boy watching the great powers dog fight over China, becoming a pilot was akin to...

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Happy Mother's Day from the U.S. Coast Guard

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-05-12 20:51:13

In the spirit of honoring Coast Guard mothers, we have gathered a few Coast Guard members who had a few things to say about their own mothers. Happy Mother’s...

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Off-Duty Coastguardsman Helps Police Stop a Robber

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-05-04 20:21:02

It was 8:15 p.m. on April 27 when Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Roger Brown approached the exit of Wal-Mart, car keys jingling in one hand, a single plastic bag...

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Coast Guard Cadet Wins a Fulbright for Work on Drones

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-05-02 20:17:47

[By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Barger] First Class Cadet Patrick Ledzian envisions a future where unmanned aircrafts work alongside Coast Guard units to aid in search...

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