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#DYK George Washington was instrumental in #USCG history appointing the first seven revenue marine cutter masters including Hopley Yeaton?

Today we salute the leadership and achievements of all those who have held America's highest elected office, serving as our President and Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. #PresidentsDay
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Bobby Charles Wilks was an African-American who led the #USCG toward greater diversity in the post-World War II era by breaking color barriers for African-American Coast Guard officers and blazing a trail for all minorities in the service. #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth

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02/19/2017 at 16:57. Facebook
#OnthisDay the 76th Anniversary of the #USCG Reserve - Since its establishment on 19 February 1941 the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve has been an essential force multiplier providing qualified persons for active duty in times of war or national emergency to fill the needs of
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From the landing beaches of Normandy to the Gulf Coast in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,...
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02/19/2017 at 02:02. Facebook
We hope you have enjoyed our #BelowZero posts! We finish off this campaign with one last article detailing the #USCG's relationship with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

For more than 200 years, USCG and NOAA have partnered together in maritime resiliency, environmental sustainability and scientific research. The two services have a strong working relationship...
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Below Zero: Partnership between the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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02/18/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
"Criminal and terrorist networks operating in the region, often with direct nexus to the United States, pose a direct threat to citizen safety in the Nation and throughout the Western Hemisphere.” Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft

The crew of the #USCG Cutter Midgett offloaded more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego this week. The contraband was seized during 21...
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02/18/2017 at 01:59. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 18:58. Facebook
#DYK that saying about the majority of body heat leaving through the head...is a myth?

Weather can be tricky. Even in 50°, if you’ve got 20 mph winds, temperatures actually drop down to near freezing. We've put together some tips to help keep you toasty in the great outdoors.

Also, don't miss out on the dressing for cold weather PSA by U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest! #BelowZero

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02/17/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
With help from Oregon State Police, a #USCG Sector North Bend helicopter crew was able to rescue two men who became stranded when one man fell in the water and the other attempted a rescue, subsequently sweeping them both into a nearby cave.

“Together we devised a rescue plan and worked together flawlessly during the most technically challenging case any of us has ever been a part of,” said...
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02/16/2017 at 17:11. Facebook
When the forecast calls for visible moisture, the risk of flying gets more challenging for the pilots and crew. Aircrews from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod are up for the challenge. #BelowZero

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Below Zero: New England aircrews take on frigid winter weather

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02/16/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
LIVE STREAM: 10:00 AM EST

#USCG Vice Adm. Charles Ray, deputy commandant for operations, is scheduled to testify before a Congressional hearing on the "Threat to Homeland Posed by Cartel Operations" this morning.

Live feed will be available shortly before the hearing begins.

A Dangerous and Sophisticated Adversary: The Threat to the Homeland Posed by Cartel Operations - House Committee on Homeland Security

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02/16/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel recently briefed the Committee on Polar Icebreaker Cost Assessment, sharing how our nation’s security and sovereign interests hinge upon year-round, assured access to the polar regions.

The briefing served as an opportunity for the Vice Commandant to highlight two heavy icebreakers – the nation’s entire inventory of this strategic asset....
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Adm. Michel: Icebreakers are a national security imperative

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02/15/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
“The Coast Guard offered me the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s the first time I felt that I had a sense of power to do something with my life.”

An inspiration to many, La'Shanda Holmes defied odds and expectations to break barriers as the first female African-American #USCG helicopter pilot.

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot La’Shanda Holmes defies odds, expectations to break barriers

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02/15/2017 at 18:17. Facebook
Your Paratus Report is here!

U. S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team Houston - 91104 provided security for last week's NFL Super Bowl 51 game and U.S. Coast Guard Reserve force celebrates 76 years.
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02/15/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
The best Valentine's Day gift is a healthy heart!

Here are a few tips that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.
#ValentinesDay #HeartHealthMonth

American Heart Month

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02/14/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tackle, homeported out of Rockland, Maine, has taken over the #USCG's official Instagram page this week! #BelowZero

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02/14/2017 at 16:55. Facebook
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02/14/2017 at 14:29. Facebook
JUST IN: A photo of the Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew circling the fishing vessel Predator near Akutan Harbor, Alaska, just moments prior to rescuing all three crewmembers earlier today.
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02/14/2017 at 01:33. Facebook
In honor of #getadifferentnameday, we're celebrating the many different names of the Coast Guard through its history:

U.S. Lighthouse Service, Revenue Service, U.S. Lifesaving Service, Steamboat Inspection Service -- just to name a few!

The Coast Guard was established Jan. 28, 1915 under President Woodrow Wilson. The service has fallen under various federal departments and agencies since...
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When there is a search and rescue case, the water temperature doesn’t matter, because the risk is always measured against the value of saving a life. This means our #USCG rescue swimmers must rely on their gear to protect them against the cold because “preparation can be the difference between life and death.” #BelowZero

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