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  United States Coast Guard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The headquarters of the Coast Guard is on 2100 Second Street, SW, in Washington, D.C. In 2005, the Coast Guard announced tentative plans to relocate to the grounds of the former St.
It was derived from the jack of the Coast Guard ensign which used to fly from the stern of revenue cutters.
In 2005, the Coast Guard terminated contracts to upgrade the 110-foot (33.5 m) Island Class Cutters to 123-foot (37.5 m) cutters because of warping and distortion of the hulls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Coast_Guard   (2864 words)

 Coast Guard - MSN Encarta
The Coast Guard’s duties include ensuring the safety of recreational and commercial boaters in U.S. waters, protecting the country’s marine environment, and helping protect the nation’s ports and coastal areas from terrorist attack.
An SAR unit boat or aircraft is required to mobilize within 30 minutes of notification of distress, and should arrive on the scene or within the search area in 90 minutes or less.
For example, the USCG protects right whales during their annual migration through busy shipping lanes in the Atlantic Ocean and enforces fishing regulations that protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.
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 The United States Coast Guard
Coast Guard units play critical roles in peacetime forward presence, humanitarian support, peacekeeping and enforcement, crisis-response, and combat operations across the spectrum of U.S. global engagement in support of the National Military Strategy's concepts of Shape, Respond, and Prepare.
Coast Guard peacetime engagement in a posture of active and acceptable presence reaches out to all elements of other countries' maritime interests and agencies, and in some situations is much less threatening and more politically acceptable than a purely naval or military presence.
In these arenas, the Coast Guard is the primary enforcer of U.S. laws and treaties that include customs and border control, protection of living marine resources, safeguarding the marine environment, fighting piracy, interdicting illegal immigrants and contraband, counterdrug operations, and helping to stem weapons proliferation.
www.navyleague.org /seapower/united_states_coast_guard.htm   (1965 words)

 United States Coast Guard Flag - Veterans Flag Depot
The administration of the lighthouses bounced from the Treasury Department to the Commerce Department and was transferred to the Coast Guard in 1939.
The Coast Guard, through its forefathers, is the oldest continuous seagoing service and has fought in almost every war since the Constitution became the law of the land in 1789.
The Coast Guard also is responsible for maintaining and patrolling the safe and efficient navigable waterways system needed to support domestic commerce, facilitate international trade, and ensure the continued availability of the military sealift fleet required for national defense.
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 Coast Guard
Indeed, the Coast Guard’s presence in Korea began soon after the end of the Second World War when a Coast Guard Advisory detachment assisted in the development and training of the Korean Coast Guard, which eventually became the Navy of the Republic of Korea.
The pilot, Coast Guard Lieutenant John Vukic, successfully landed the seaplane in 12-foot seas to rescue and retrieve survivors.
During the Korean War the Coast Guard was always ready to serve with the other armed services of the United States to support the country’s efforts anywhere around the globe.
korea50.army.mil /history/factsheets/coastguard.shtml   (620 words)

The United States Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service within the Homeland Security Department and one of the nation's five armed services.
Coast Guard Intelligence is unique in that it is the only IC member whose parent agency is both an armed force and a service organization with broad enforcement authorities.
The Coast Guard stands ready to protect the nation, provide unique intelligence, and ensure that the ports, waterways, and coasts are safe and secure.
www.intelligence.gov /1-members_coastguard.shtml   (416 words)

 Category:United States Coast Guard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is United States Coast Guard.
United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May
This page was last modified 20:04, 11 August 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:United_States_Coast_Guard   (110 words)

 Jack Columbus Rittichier, Lieutenant, United States Coast Guard
Rittichier, the only Coast Guardsman who was missing in action, was a hero before dying in Vietnam, according to Admiral Thomas C. Collins, commandant of the Coast Guard, who delivered a eulogy.
Rittichier was one of the first Coast Guard helicopter pilots to serve in Vietnam and the first to fall to enemy fire during the war.
Meanwhile yesterday, at thousands of Coast Guard stations and on cutters across the country, the American flag was flown at half- mast.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /jcrittichier.htm   (6075 words)

 United States Coast Guard Memorial - Arlington National Cemetery
Two tragic episodes in U.S. Coast Guard history prompted the construction of this memorial, which sits atop a hill near the southern edge of the cemetery.
The names of these vessels and their crewman, as well as of all Coast Guard personnel who lost their lives during the Great War, are inscribed on the sides of the monument.
The Coast Guard was formed as the successor to the Revenue Cutter Service and the Life Saving Service June 28, 1915.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /uscg-mem.htm   (258 words)

 United States Coast Guard
At the start of a new century, the Coast Guard continues to perform myriad tasks and operations in direct support of numerous critical maritime security and safety roles: maritime safety, maritime law enforcement, protection of natural resources, maritime mobility, national defense, and homeland security.
The Coast Guard’s greatest asset is its highly trained and motivated workforce, serving in active-duty, reserve, auxiliary, and civilian capacities.
To carry out its diverse and demanding tasks, the Coast Guard operates an aging fleet of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, small boats, buoy tenders, ice breakers, and a fleet of "deepwater" cutters capable of protecting America’s maritime security interests wherever they might be at risk or the President so requires.
www.thehighschoolgraduate.com /profiles/uscg/index.htm   (697 words)

 Military.com Resources
Coast Guard Reserve - Official resource of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve gives an overview of enlistment procedures and training.
Coast Guard Civilian Personnel - Provides news bulletins, benefits information, training programs and calendars, and other resources for civilian employees of the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard Search and Rescue - Learn the facts about this important branch of the Coast Guard, and find SAR manuals, statistics and contact information.
www.military.com /Resources/ResourceSubmittedFileView?file=coast_guard_links.htm   (365 words)

 The Coast Guard's Volunteer Force: Service to the Nation at Bargain Basement Prices - Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Auxiliary is the uniformed, non-military, volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard.
Authorized under Title 14 Chapter 23 of the United States Code, as amended; the Auxiliary is specifically a "nonmilitary organization," under the command and control of the Commandant, for the Secretary (initially the Treasury Secretary, then the Transportation Secretary and now the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security).
From the Auxiliarist who cooks at Coast Guard Station, Fire Island in New York, to the Auxiliarist who is awakened in the early morning hours in Venice, FL by a SAR Controller, because there are no other assets to respond to a vessel in distress.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,101104_USCGAuxiliary-P1,00.html?ESRC=coastguard.nl   (1927 words)

 United States Coast Guard Academy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
To meet the professional needs of the United States Coast Guard of educating fleet-ready officers, the program at the Academy is more demanding than non-military colleges.
On our waterfront campus and on the seas, we transform young men and women to serve with skill, commitment and character.
Developing leaders of character...at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy it is more than just a slogan, it is the core of everyday life.
www.cga.edu   (262 words)

 The US Coast Guard | The United States Coast Guard
During conflicts, the Coast Guard has a primarily logistic function, which includes participation in antisubmarine and amphibious landing operations, operation of transports and invasion craft, convoy escorts, coastal and offshore patrols, and port safety operations.
Both those who are accepted to the USCG through Direct Commission and as graduates of OCS do not participate in the boot camp required for enlistees in the regular and reserve Coast Guard.
Applying to the CGA is usually frowned upon unless you are considering a career as a Coast Guard officer.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/articles/military/coastguardoverview.asp   (1048 words)

 coast guard, united states coast guard, coast guard flag, buy coast guard flag, find coast guard flag
This flag, like the union jack, which is the upper corner of the United States flag, appears to be the canton or upper corner of the Revenue cutter ensign.
As it was intended in 1799, the ensign is displayed as a mark of authority for boardings, examinations and seizures of vessels for the purpose of enforcing the laws of the United States.
The Coast Guard exists for the particular and main purpose of performing duties which have no connection with a state of war, but which, on the contrary, are constantly necessary as peace functions.
www.flagguys.com /coastguard.html   (2428 words)

 Military, Museum -- United States Coast Guard Academy
One of the toughest colleges around, the United States Coast Guard Academy trains the men and women who will serve as leaders in the Coast Guard and other areas of life.
The Coast Guard, probably most famous for its spectacular air and sea rescue operations, is charged with the responsibility of protecting our nation's shores, a concept which extends to law enforcement and hazardous chemical control and environmental safety (such as in repairing the damage done in oil spills).
Artifacts from conflicts in which Coast Guardsmen have fought are displayed, covering the Civil War, Spanish American War, WW I and II, and Viet Nam.
www.fieldtrip.com /ct/34448511.htm   (351 words)

 United States Coast Guard, US Coast Guard, Maryland Watermens Association, Coast Guard Station Maryland
The Coast Guard has been actively promoting this program for years with good success, but not everyone is taking advantage of it.
If you receive a decal, this information will be passed to the Coast Guard Atlantic Area where your case will be decided, and can result in a lesser fine or no fine at all.
One of the most misunderstood Coast Guard requirements for commercial waterman is the one that says you must report to the Coast Guard any marine casualty.
www.marylandwatermen.com /coastguard.htm   (1755 words)

 MarineCorps.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
The Military Working Dog Foundation was established to provide a resource of information to law enforcement agencies who have a requirement to obtain working dogs, as well as for the public who wish to adopt dogs that become available from the military and need a home.
Neither the United States Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard nor any other component of the Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security has approved, endorsed, or authorized this service.
www.uscg.com   (380 words)

 United States Coast Guard
While at Spartan, the U.S. Coast Guard Liaison who is your primary point of contact will be AMTCS Scott P. Zahand.
Each unit includes four private bedrooms, two baths, a living room, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a washer and dryer.
Spartan Aviation "A" School is a civilian aviation vocational training center contracted to train U.S. Coast Guard "A" school students.
www.spartan.edu /military/Military_USCG.html   (1186 words)

 Office of Boating Safety
The Coast Guard plans to distribute a beach safety video along the Oregon and Washington coasts in an effort to remind beachgoers to use caution while on the beach.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Boating Safety has recently produced a new safety brochure titled “Children and Personal Watercraft”...
The United States Coast Guard announces that it is entering into a partnership in support of recreational boating safety with World Champion Racers, Gino Marrone and Craig Barrie for the 2005 race schedule.
www.uscgboating.org   (253 words)

 NARA - Guide to Federal Records - Guide to Federal Records in the National of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This web version of the Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States is based on a paper version with the same title compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al in 1995.
This version incorporates descriptive information about federal records acquired by the National Archives after the 1995 paper edition went to press, and it is regularly updated to reflect new acquisitions of federal records.
Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States.
www.archives.gov /research_room/federal_records_guide/us_coast_guard_rg026.html   (162 words)

 United States Coast Guard History
Following the War of Independence (1776-83), the Continental Navy was disbanded and from 1790 until 1798, when the U.S. Navy was created, the revenue cutters were the only national maritime service.
Domestic icebreakers that keep shipping lanes open for commercial traffic in winter and the Vessel Traffic Services system that coordinates the safe and efficient movement of commercial vessels through congested harbors are two examples of how the Coast Guard maintains the waterways.
28 August 1919: Coast Guard reverted to Treasury Department after President Wilson signed Executive Order 3160.
www.nightbeacon.com /lighthouseinformation/articles/United_States_Coast_Guard_History.htm   (1911 words)

 USCG Amateur Radio Net
USCG Cdr Dan Burbank, KC5ZSX, is Mission Specialist on "Shuttle Atlantis!!
Over 160 Coast Guard Sea and Sand Stories including several by CG Club Yeoman Emeritus, Don Gardner/AD4PT (RET).
Nothing on this site is to be construed as being official US Coast Guard information, or reflecting the views of the US Coast Guard, the DHS or any officials thereof.
www.uscgradio.net   (196 words)

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Show your patriotic pride with this United States Coast Guard collectible clock.
Showcasing a shield-shaped design, it makes a great gift for any friend or family member in the armed forces.
Note: All shipping prices displayed are for the lower 48 states only and APO/FPO destinations.
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 United States Coast Guard Forums and Information
The World's Premiere Source for United States Coast Guard.
Information and resources about the USCG, rules, regulations, policy, pay, jobs, forms, pay, coast guard locations, and more.
The contents of this website are not to be construed as being official or reflecting the views of the Dept. of Transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard, or officials thereof.
www.uscg.org   (101 words)

 Unified Command -- M/V Selendang Ayu
An Overview of the Major Commercial Fisheries in the Unalaska Area that may be Impacted by the M/V Selendang Ayu Oil Spill, Report to Fisheries Work Group (April 15, 2005, PDF 2.05 MB)
IPHC Notice to Commercial and Recreational Halibut Fishing Vessels Operating in Alaskan State Waters from Cape Kovrizhka South to Umnak Pass (March 3, 2005)
Alaska Federal and State Preparedness Plan for Response to Oil and Hazardous Substance Discharges and Releases
www.state.ak.us /dec/spar/perp/response/sum_fy05/041207201/041207201_index.htm   (776 words)

-- The Coast Guard Auxiliary is called upon to provide essential services to the Coast Guard as they focus more heavily on their military missions.
You will find there a form through which you can ask that a local Auxiliarist make contact with you to explore the ways in which you can assist Team Coast Guard.
To learn more go to Charting Your Course in the USCG Auxiliary.
www.ratlines.com /OBSlgs.htm   (446 words)

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