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March 29, 2024

Joseph Napier — Heroic Surfman, Gold Lifesaving Medal recipient and FRC namesake

For his heroism, Napier received the first Gold Lifesaving Medal issued by the U.S. Life-Saving Service, forerunner of the modern Coast Guard.

March 28, 2024

“Where are my healthcare records?" Recent updates make it easier to submit, track your request

Coast Guard establishes priority system to speed requests for those waiting to receive their healthcare records

March 15, 2024

Edith Munro — leader, mentor, SPAR and Medal of Honor hero mother

Edith Munro took the oath to join the SPARS two hours after accepting the Medal of Honor for her son Douglas Munro.

March 14, 2024

The only remnant of a sunken Coast Guard cutter

The bonze placard is the only verified artifact from the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, which sank in September 1918 off the coast of Wales, just before the end of World War I.

March 11, 2024

Ready, set, mark your calendars for this year’s CG Marathon Weekend!

Spring into action! This Marathon kicks off Apr. 5-7. Register your place now!

March 8, 2024

Dorothy Stratton — Wartime Coast Guard trailblazer and SPAR Leader

Capt. Stratton had the unique distinction of serving her country through three of the women’s branches of U.S. Armed Forces and became the director of the newly formed Coast Guard Women's Reserve, SPARS.

March 1, 2024

Isaac Mayo — Surfman, Gold Life-Saving Medal recipient and FRC namesake

On Nov. 10, 1879, Congress awarded Mayo the Gold Life Saving Medal for his bravery and successful actions leading the crew of volunteer surfmen in the rescue of the four survivors off the wreck of the Sarah J. Fort.

Feb. 23, 2024

Bobby Wilks — distinguished aviator, mentor, and minority trailblazer

“I was in awe of him, as not only he was the first senior ranking African American officer at that time, but also an aviator. He shared with me the challenges, which he was quick to call them opportunities, that he took full advantage of that mapped out his successful Coast Guard career.” - MCPOCG Vincent W. Patton (Ret.)

Feb. 2, 2024

First to serve, first to fight and first to sacrifice — African Americans in the U.S. Coast Guard

The history of African American participation in the Coast Guard and its predecessor services dates back to the very founding of the Service in 1790.

Feb. 1, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month with the Coast Guard!

Mark your calendars! This year’s event, African Americans and the Arts, will take place Feb. 15th at 1100 EST. Join in person or online!