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The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship.

Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Coast Guard News is your one stop source for the latest news concerning current and recent operations of the US Coast Guard. The material on this site is drawn from many sources, but the primary source is official press releases filed by the dozens of men and women in US Coast Guard Public Affairs offices throughout the country. This site is not endorsed by, affiliated with, or in any way associated with the U.S. Coast Guard or the Department of Homeland Security.

Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:19 AM

The largest exclusively US Coast Guard Network of its type, Together We Served enables Coasties, of all eras, to re-connect with former Shipmates, share in the camaraderie of other Coasties and record their entire Coast Guard service in the finest presentation available so this may never be forgotten.

Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:22 AM

An Unofficial library of Coast Guard stories, articles, poems, essays, and downright lies. There are links to other Coastie sites, lighthouse sites, military sites, and lots of other stuff. Stop in and visit for awhile. Be sure to check out the Newsletter pages. Look at the pictures if you can find them. Most pages have a musical background.

Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:56 AM

The purpose of the National Cuttermen Chapter is to represent the professional values of all those who are interested in the promotion of Cuttermen as a community and the U.S. Coast Guard fleet as well as Surface Naval Forces as an integral part of the United States Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Toward that end, this Chapter serves as The Professional Association for Surface Warfare and Cutter Operations throughout the globe for Cuttermen not associated with other SNA chapters.

Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:25 AM

For you Coast Guard members you will notice an ever-expanding page that is specific and unique to the U.S. Coast Guard. Plenty of gift ideas all reasonably priced and ready for your personalization. If you are a Coast Guard fan you might also like to look at our other website containing photographs of older Cutters, Aircraft, Stations and an extensive gallery of the USRC Bear which have never before been published. All are located at:

Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:31 AM

The Combat Action Ribbon is a service ribbon that is awarded by the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard for satisfactory performance under enemy fire in ground and surface/maritime combat. The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration and is authorized in two versions: Eligibility for the Navy version (Navy-Marine Corps 1969, retroactive from December 7, 1941) of the award includes Coast Guard members who operated under control of the Navy since December 6, 1941. Coast Guard members are eligible for the Coast Guard version of the award since 2008. Coast Guard members who were awarded the Navy Combat Action Ribbon after January 1, 2009 are authorized only to wear the Coast Guard Combat Action Ribbon.

Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:48 AM

This is the official USCG Facebook page for the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May (TRACENCM) is the home of the Coast Guard enlisted corps and is the Coast Guard's only enlisted accession point and recruit training center. It is located on 1 Munro Avenue, Cape May, New Jersey.

Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:27 PM

The Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association is a Non-Profit Corporation of Active Duty Members, Retired Members, Reserve Members, and Honorably Discharged Former Members of the United States Coast Guard who served in, or provided direct support to combat situations recognized by an appropriate military award while serving as a member of the United States Coast Guard. The United States Coast Guard has participated in every war, declared and undeclared, since 1790. Its combat veterans have contributed outstanding service and many paid the ultimate price for safeguarding the freedom of the nation. The Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association is dedicated to extending the knowledge of the Coast Guards service and participation in the those significant historical events in United States history. The CGCVA provides a living link between the present and past so that the future may learn and develop from it.

Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:22 PM

The Ancient Order of The Pterodactyl is the result of the hopes, aspirations and hard work of a small band of kindred spirits. In the spring of 1977, Andrew Wall, George F. Thometz, Marion �¢??Gus�¢?? Shrode, and Norman L. Horton, all retired Coast Guard aviators, informally organized a fraternal association open to all pilots who had flown or were flying Coast Guard aircraft. The organization was later expanded to included all personnel who flew in Coast Guard aircraft under official orders. Only those who have willfully placed themselves in harms way and have known that innermost feeling which comes from personal experience resulting in saving life or property can understand the bonding and uniqueness of Coast Guard aviation crew members.

Posted August 11, 2016 at 7:19 PM

The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. (NCGMA) has unveiled its proposed architectural designs for the Museum which will be built on the downtown waterfront in New London, Connecticut.

Posted March 31, 2017 at 6:13 PM

Vietnam War CG Point Welcome 1965-66 Point Welcome "Friendly Fire, isn't" has been used to describe a multitude of human failings. Now called incidents, they were, and are, the direct result of the growth of weapons technology and human inability or willingness to control them. All martial conflicts are evolutionary processes where coordination and cooperation evolve from the result of disaster. The August 11, 1966, "Friendly Fire" expended on the United States Coast Guard Cutter Point Welcome (WPB 82329) was one evolutionary link that forced a small measure operational union during the Vietnam War.

Posted August 22, 2018 at 1:56 PM

U.S. Government

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration THE UNITED S TATES OF AMERICA CO M M E M O R AT I O N VIETNAM WAR 50tth Commemoration OBJECTIVES 1. To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans. 2. To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces. 3. To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War. 4. To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War. 5. To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:36 AM

The Department of Veterans Affairs is headed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The current Secretary of Veterans Affairs is Robert A. McDonald. The third listed executive on the VA's official web site is its Chief of Staff (currently Jose D. Riojas); the Chief of Staff position does not require Senate confirmation. In addition to Secretary and Deputy Secretary, the VA has at least nine more positions requiring presidential appointment and Senate approval. The Department has three main subdivisions, known as Administrations, each headed by an Undersecretary: Veterans Health Administration (VHA): responsible for providing health care in all its forms, as well as for biomedical research (under the Office of Research and Development), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), and Regional Medical Centers Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA): responsible for initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension National Cemetery Administration: responsible for providing burial and memorial benefits, as well as for maintenance of VA cemeteries

Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:17 AM

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