At the Commonwealth Conservation Center In Carlisle, Pa., work has begun to restore an 18th-century fog signal cannon that is expected to be one of the oldest artifacts on display at the future National Coast Guard Museum in New London. For years the cannon was fired at regular intervals during times of poor visibility to steer ships clear of the shoals and rocks around Boston
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The Coast Guard was established on Aug. 4, 1790. The Coast Guard is charged with maritime security, safety, and stewardship. While the Coast Guard operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, during times of war, it can be transferred to the Department of the Navy, as it did in WWI and WWII.
The Coast Guard is comprised of approximately 40,000 active duty personnel supported by an additional 7,000 reservists.
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A Coast Guard review released Wednesday found that the service failed to live up to its core values when it mishandled sexual assault reports and hid results of investigations into the cases, eroding trust in leaders and causing further psychological harm to victims. The 90-day review into the Coast Guard’s climate and handling of sexual assaults and harassment claims —
HONOLULU — A large U.S. Navy plane remained in a Hawaii bay Tuesday, the day after it overshot a runway and landed in the water, raising concern about environmental damage and questions over how the military would remove the aircraft. All nine people aboard the P-8A were uninjured when the plane, flying in rainy weather, overshot the runway Monday at a
Four members of a Coast Guard air crew were injured late Monday night after their helicopter crashed while conducting a search-and-rescue mission off the coast of southeastern Alaska. Two of the four members of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew from Air Station Sitka near Juneau, Alaska, were listed as being in serious condition while the other two were listed
The Coast Guard could be facing an even greater personnel shortage than current estimates suggest, testimony during a House hearing Tuesday revealed, but data and workplace assessment failures mean the exact number is unknown. Lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee suggested during the hearing that the Coast Guard was facing a 3,000-person shortfall. But according to the Government
NEW LONDON — Despite its somewhat cloistered reputation, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, with its military monuments, guarded gates and platoons of cadets marching on precision-trimmed lawns, isn’t immune from wider cultural shifts. Like its civilian college counterparts, the New London-based service academy is facing a drop in applicants, competition from private sector head-hunters and the rapid advancement in technology. Despite those challenges, the
The U.S. Coast Guard officially announced the establishment of U.S. Coast Guard Base Guam on Wednesday as the service continues to build its presence in the Pacific. In a news release, the service said: “The establishment will shift current facilities engineering, naval engineering, comptroller and base operations, health, safety, and work life, personnel support, information technology, and procurement billets and
HONOLULU — A trial opened Tuesday for a Hawaii couple accused of fraudulently living for decades under stolen identities of dead babies. Polaroids of the couple wearing jackets that appear to be authentic KGB uniforms were introduced early on by prosecutors, who suggested the case was about more than just identity theft. But prosecutors later said the uniforms are not
NEW LONDON — Some female staff and employees of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are said to be outraged that the former Coast Guard commandant who presided over the service’s coverup of an investigation of sexual assaults at the academy visited the school this weekend for homecoming. A 1983 graduate of the academy, retired Adm. Karl Schultz, who served as commandant ― the Coast Guard’s highest-ranking member