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Coast Guard Veteran Robert Luna Walks Across America to Raise Awareness for Mental Health

May 28, 2024
Robert Luna, a Coast Guard veteran and retired chief petty officer, is walking more than 2,200 miles across America, all to raise awareness for military and veteran mental health.
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The Cutter Calhoun is Commissioned in Charleston

April 29, 2024
The Coast Guard welcomed its newest vessel, the Cutter Calhoun, in a time-honored commissioning ceremony on April 20 at its Charleston, South Carolina, homeport.
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Rear Adm. Zeita Merchant, the U.S. Coast Guard's Newest Admiral

April 27, 2024
In a historic milestone for the U. S. Coast Guard, Captain Zeita Merchant was promoted to Rear Admiral (lower half), marking a groundbreaking achievement as the first African American woman to achieve the rank of admiral in the 233 years of the Coast Guard’s existence.
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Welcome to the Fleet, Cutter Melvin Bell

April 11, 2024
The Coast Guard Cutter Melvin Bell was commissioned as the 55th Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutter at a ceremony on March 28 in New London, Conn. The cutter is the final of six fast response cutters stationed in Boston.
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Mayday Call, of the Wild

February 6, 2024
Dogs. We love them. The Coast Guard often brings them to safety with their owners.
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Two extraordinary U.S. Coast Guard rescues occur in one day

January 25, 2024
Coast Guard leads the rescue of 20 ice fishermen trapped on Lake Erie. Hours later, the service rescues 33 from a vessel sinking off Haiti's coast.