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Sept. 2, 2021

The Long Blue Line: “Hot Rocks”—a Coast Guardsman on the beach at Iwo Jima

[This essay was excerpted from the book chapter of the same name: “Hot Rocks,” Sea, Surf and Hell: The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II (New York: Prentice-Hall, 1945), 276-79.]Because of the concentrated mortar fire, which the Japanese are laying down on this landing area, it is one of the bloodiest of all the assault beaches in the Pacific War to

Sept. 2, 2021

Frontline Focus: Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 65 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and more.

Frontline Focus: Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 65 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Coast Guard assists two from vessel taking on water near Slocum Arm, Alaska; Coast Guard and good Samaritan rescue kayaker in water near Keene Island, Alaska; Coast Guard performs CPR on 52-year-old woman at restaurant.

Sept. 2, 2021

Bravo Zulu: Coast Guard civilian recognized for work establishing DIU detachment, and more

Bravo Zulu: Coast Guard civilian recognized for work establishing DIU detachment; Honoring a 50-year career of teaching music to Coast Guard cadets; Many firsts for Coast Guard Women recognized during Women’s Equality Day event.

Sept. 1, 2021

SAPRR services now available to more of the Coast Guard workforce—civilian employees and former members

Sexual assault prevention, response and recovery program expands services, updates policy

Sept. 1, 2021

Life transformations begin with food choices and movement—a Wellness Wednesday discussion

Wellness Wednesday experts to discuss the power of health choices

Aug. 31, 2021

U.S. Mint commemorates Coast Guard with silver medal

Learn more about the newest U.S. Coast Guard silver medal from the U.S. Mint.

Aug. 30, 2021

Don’t miss the second Coast Guard wide virtual education fair, October 13, 2021

The service's 2nd virtual education fair is coming soon!

Aug. 30, 2021

Reaching out to connect with others can save lives

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 

Aug. 27, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard’s Ninth District--Guardians of the Great Lakes!

Within an area occupied by the states bordering the Great Lakes is located the U.S. Coast Guard’s Ninth District. The service’s presence on the Great Lakes began in the 19th century with the appearance of four Coast Guard predecessor agencies. These included the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, U.S. Lighthouse Service, Steamboat Inspection Service and

Aug. 26, 2021

Coast Guard hosts a wellness panel of experts to discuss weight loss, nutrition, and more

Join experts today to learn tactics for better health