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 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.
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 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 »
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 »
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 »