USCG Icebreaker Sent to Assist in Antarctica

A United States Coast Guard heavy icebreaker, the Polar Star, left this past Sunday to help rescue the crew of two other heavy icebreakers trapped near Antarctica. Read more »

US Representative Proposes Commemorative Coin for Coast Guard Museum

US Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)has proposed legislation for the US Mint to create a coin to honor the United States Coast Guard, with proceeds going to the planned National Coast Guard Museum in New London, Connecticut.

While Rep. Courtney claims to have bipartisan support as well as the Coast Guard and other local officials, time will tell if this legislation is able to make it through Congress.

Coast Guard Trials Possible PT Test

The US Coast Guard is currently testing six exercises for a possible new service-wide fitness test that could start as early as May. Read more »

A Second Reliance-class Cutter Open to Enlisted Women

A second 210-foot Coast Guard cutter, the Dauntless, has 10 open positions that are currently open to both enlisted men and women. However, due to the berthing situation aboard the Dauntless (and other 210-ft Reliance-class cutters), if not enough enlisted women apply, the jobs could go to some lesser-qualified men. Read more »

US Ports May Be Open to Cyberthreats

According to a report written by Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who serves in the Coast Guard Office of Congressional Affairs, US ports are wide open to a cyberattack. Read more »

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To ensure you have the latest information on current eligibility standards, you will need to contact your local recruiter. While much of what you see below doesn't change much, the opportunities for getting a waiver for a disqualifying mark varies depending on what recruiting region you are in and the current state of the economy. Read more »

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Belgium-based soldier saves boy at park on Easter

First Sgt. Jared D. Dowland was planning a relaxing Easter Sunday at the Jemappes park, a lush pastoral spot just outside of Mons, Belgium, with flowers, a lagoon and a lovely chateau.
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Wiesbaden recognizes families of fallen soldiers in Gold Star ceremony

More than a dozen family members of fallen troops were honored Tuesday with the dedication of a tree and a memorial garden during a ceremony on Clay Kaserne.
2 hours 57 min ago

USS Taylor returns to the Black Sea

A second U.S. Navy warship entered the Black Sea Tuesday to reassure European allies amid tension over Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
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Ferry disaster, North Korea nukes overshadow Obama visit

One of South Korea’s worst civilian disasters, a tragedy of youthful potential lost, is unfolding on live TV. North Korea, which seems to be trending up again on the belligerency scale, may be preparing to test another nuclear weapon. Oh, and President Barack Obama is coming Friday.
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Sailors say sexual assault programs better, but still need work

Navy efforts to address sexual assault in the ranks have improved, but it still faces challenges ranging from preserving confidentiality to fear of punishment for intervening in a potential assault, sailors told Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens on Wednesday.
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Navy’s top enlisted chief sees room for improving morale

A quick show of the hands of about 1,000 sailors gathered with the Navy’s top enlisted man indicated that morale is good but needs improvement at a time when next year’s budget proposals would effectively erode servicemembers’ purchasing power.
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