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An Ocean Policy For The Next President (Whoever She May Be)

David Helvarg | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
David Helvarg

There are commonsense steps the next president could and should take to help restore the blue in our red, white, and blue.

Former Cuban Rafter Cherishes Gitmo Memories

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Barbara E. Joe

More than two decades later, D.C. artist and photographer José Varela credits his Guantánamo detention with preparing him and other Cuban refugees for a transition to American life.

Rowing Coaches Hope to Help Turn the Tide Against Plastic Pollution in the Oceans

Marc Boyd | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Marc Boyd

On Saturday, June 4th, nine ocean rowing teams from around the world will depart from the Monterey Bay on an epic 2,400 mile journey across the Pacifi...

LinkedIn for Veterans: 6 Tips for a Better Profile

Jamison Vann | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Jamison Vann

Did you know that 94% of recruiters use social media to find candidates for positions these days? This fact alone should make you want to think seriously about creating or updating your profile so that you're putting your best foot forward.

How A Detroit-Native Became The African American To Achieve This Rank In The Coast Guard

HooplaHa | Posted 05.11.2016 | Good News

Vince lives by example and hopes to inspire others. When he reached his dream he thought, "You are not only Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, but you are the first African American to achieve that right!"

Man Rescued After 2 Months At Sea Ate Gulls, Fish To Survive

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.06.2016 | Weird News

For two months, a Colombian mariner was adrift abroad a disabled skiff in the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from land, with no food to sustain him...

Castaways Rescued After Spelling Out 'HELP' In Palm Fronds

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.09.2016 | Weird News

Three men stranded on a Pacific Island have been rescued after hatching resourceful plan that seems like it’s straight off of “Gilligan’s Island...

The Ocean Bottom Is Surprisingly Noisy

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.03.2016 | Science

Scientists have recorded sounds from the deepest part of the ocean -- and they were amazed by what they heard. Researchers used a titanium-encased mic...

WATCH: Coast Guard Plucks Swimmers From The Sea In Dramatic Video

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.22.2016 | Weird News

Dramatic video filmed from a UK Coast Guard helicopter shows stranded swimmers being winched up to safety. The swimmers were swept out to sea off the ...

Teen Dies After Helicopter Crashes Near Arizona Memorial In Hawaii (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

UPDATE: Feb. 22 -- A 16-year-old male passenger has died from injuries sustained during last week's helicopter crash near the USS Arizona Memorial, Th...

Disney's Finest Hours is About a Different Kind of Military Power

David Helvarg | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
David Helvarg

In the book turned latest Disney action movie The Finest Hours, Chris Pine plays real-life Coast Guard hero Bernie Webber. In February 1952 Webber and his crew of three saved 32 of 33 sailors trapped on the stern end of the Pendleton.

Tilting, Unmanned Cargo Ship Finally Tugged To Safety

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.01.2016 | World

It sounds like the plot of a very international survival movie. A Spanish tugboat successfully towed an unmanned cargo ship back to safety on Monday a...

12 Missing After Collision Of 2 Marine Helicopters Off Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics

Two military helicopters collided off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu late Thursday night, and a search is underway for 12 missing crew membe...

Saying "Thank You For Your Service" Is Not Enough

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Like your high school English teacher probably told you, it is important to show and not just tell a story. Servicemen and women are people of action. So, if you really want to show your appreciation for their service, don't just thank them, do something.

November, A Time To Be Thankful For Military Families

Leigh Searl | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

In 1996, the Armed Services YMCA launched a month long celebration to promote the support of military families. The concept was a hit and now every November, we focus on the dedicated commitment military families give to support their service member and our country.

Stranded Sailor Arrested Immediately After His Rescue

Associated Press | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.07.2015 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — The Coast Guard says it rescued a man at sea, found out he has outstanding warrants and then turned him over to Honolulu police. A 9...

Life at Sea on a Coast Guard Icebreaker

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

Life at sea is a lot like middle school summer camp and it's not just the bunk beds and cafeteria style dining -- it's living with a collection of characters, working together, and learning to rely on each other.

Walking on Arctic Ice

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.21.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

As I stepped onto the ice with feet wrapped in wool socks and insulated boots, my friend Pete pointed to the ground and said "there's two miles of ocean below us right now." The 2 meter thick ice sheet was covered with a fresh layer of snow and felt like terra firma rather than a fluid surface.

On Top of the World: U.S. Coast Guard Achieves First Solo Mission to the North Pole with 50 Scientists Onboard

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.10.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

"Ahoy shipmates, welcome to the North Pole." The announcement was piped through the ship's PA system at 7:47AM on Saturday, September 5, 2015. For the first time in history, the United States Coast Guard reached the North Pole without the accompaniment of a second icebreaker.

From Virtual School to the Coast Guard Academy

GenDIY | Posted 09.09.2016 | Education

My educational journey has been unconventional, but it helped shape me into the independent, focused person I am today.

In to the Ice

Katlin Bowman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

Sea ice accumulates in the Arctic Ocean during the winter when the tilt of the Earth's axis leaves the top of the world in complete darkness. Ice coverage reaches a maximum in mid-March and can cover up to 80 percent of the Arctic Ocean.

These Are The Best Military Photos From July

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

Another month in 2015 and another set of photos from our armed forces that leave us awestruck by the situations in which military photographers are ab...

A Rare Look at the New U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

Jared Green | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Jared Green

GSA ended up creating the second largest green roof in the U.S. at 550,000 square feet, and the third largest in the world. It's so big that a deer actually grazed on the roof, not realizing it was on one.

Celebrate Independence Day With The Best Military Photos From The Last Month

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

While you're sitting back and enjoying barbecue and fireworks, take some time to check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of Jun...

30 Injured, Hundreds Trapped In Canadian Cruise Ship Crash

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime

A cruise ship crashed into a wall in a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in upstate New York Thursday night, injuring 30 people on the ship and blowing ...