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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.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Coast Guard including top stories, technology, policies, leadership, and more.

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US Coast Guard Cutter Denied Port Call in Solomons amid China Tensions

BANGKOK — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter conducting patrols as part of an international mission to prevent illegal fishing was recently unable to get clearance for a scheduled port call in the Solomon Islands, according to reports, an incident that comes amid growing concerns of Chinese influence on the Pacific nation. The cutter Oliver Henry was taking part in Operation

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Couple Accused of Stealing Identities of Dead Babies Remain Jailed Amid Questions About Security Clearance

HONOLULU — Calling allegations that a Hawaii couple stole identities of dead babies for unknown reasons unique, a U.S. judge on Monday upheld a previous ruling to detain the pair without bail. According to prosecutors, Walter Glenn Primrose and Gwynn Darle Morrison are the real names of the couple who have been fraudulently living for decades under stolen identities, Bobby

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Coast Guard Rescues 19 Migrants off California Coast

Nineteen migrants who were stranded in a disabled boat off the coast of Redondo Beach, California, were rescued by the Coast Guard on Saturday. No injuries were reported. The rescue began at 9:10 a.m. when Coast Guard officers in the Los Angeles County received a call about a boat that wasn’t moving and appeared to be in distress, Petty Officer

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Construction Set to Begin on First US Coast Guard Museum

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Construction is set to begin on a long-awaited national museum that will honor the U.S. Coast Guard. A special keel-laying ceremony, a term that’s usually used to celebrate construction of a cutter, was held on Friday at the museum’s riverfront site in New London, Connecticut, about 40 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island. It comes after

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Rio Grande Operations: How These Men Saved a Baby in the River

They watched the baby, facedown in the brown current, run past the boat’s propellers, swept away by the Rio Grande. It was just before dawn on June 2, somewhere near McAllen, Texas, and US Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Jarrett Guerra shouted to the crew of the 29-foot response boat — small to save the child. “I’m going in!”

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Coast Guard: 2 Dead, 5 Missing After Migrant Boat Capsizes

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two people died and five were missing after a boat believed to be carrying migrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally capsized off the coast of the Florida Keys, the Coast Guard said. Eight people were rescued, the Coast Guard said in a news release Friday. The agency described the boat as a “rustic vessel”

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Registration for the Second Ever Coast Guard Marathon Opens Thursday

This week, the Coast Guard announced registration for its now annual March marathon — the service’s second ever in-person race — marking the military’s continued return to post-COVID normalcy. Registration for the event, which also has a virtual option, opens Thursday, Aug. 4, also known as Coast Guard Day, the anniversary of the service’s establishment in 1790. Racers will be

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Wife of Defense Contractor Claims Stolen ID Is Her Real Name

The wife of a U.S. defense contractor, who together are charged in Hawaii federal court with fraudulently cloaking themselves in the stolen identities of two deceased Texas infants for three decades, said Tuesday that she’s not the person prosecutors say she is. When the case of Gwynn Darle Morrison was called in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, she said: “That’s

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DoD Contractor and Wife Allegedly Stole IDs of Dead Babies to Enlist, Get Passports

HONOLULU — A U.S. defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades under the identities of two dead Texas children have been charged with identity theft and conspiring against the government, according to federal court records unsealed in Honolulu. Walter Glenn Primrose and Gwynn Darle Morrison, both in their 60s, who allegedly lived for decades under the names Bobby

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