Welcome to the First Coast Guard District

The First District is an agile, expert military organization providing the best possible service in Maritime Safety, Homeland Security, National Defense, and Environmental Protection. In all that we do, we strive to earn the respect of the American people; for they are the reason we serve. We are committed to dedicated teamwork and comprised of empowered and inspired individuals who live our core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty.

First District Commander's Intent

The Commander's Intent encapsulates the vision, mission, and guiding principles by which the women and men of the First Coast Guard District will conduct ourselves and complete our missions. Click here to read full text.

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#THANKFUL today and every day for the endless love, patience, and support of our Coast Guard families. The backbone of military service, our families stand watch at home, ensuring Coast Guard men and women can focus on their missions and returning home safely. Happy Thanksgiving! #USCG #MilitaryFamily
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U.S. Coast Guard Station Merrimack River recently completed a water survival swim, a currency necessary to maintain their qualification as boat crew members. Luckily, their fearless foster dog, Sky, was standing-by and ready to respond just in case there was any trouble in the #coldwater!
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Inspired by his friends, and with his family’s blessing, Seaman Brandon Gannon joined the Coast Guard. A year and a half after being stationed on U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active, Gannon found himself in a unique position supervising about 15 of his peers. Read about his journey: https://goo.gl/avtKJh
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Waiting to meet his new human! Quincy finally met his new dad today after the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to Boston following a three-month patrol. Welcome home, Coast Guard Cutter Spencer! #USCG
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"U" are looking good, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SENECA! #TransformationTuesday Photo by LCDR Krystyn Pecora
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U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston Engineering Departments are constantly attending to critical maintenance so crews can rapidly respond to Search and Rescue cases, conduct Marine Safety missions, and protect our beautiful ports, harbors and shorelines. #AlwaysReady
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JAN 2017: Ice forms on the gear of an ice rescue team member in Burlington, Vermont. Team members wear multiple layers of thermal clothing and a dry suit in order to stay warm while working in freezing temperatures. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)
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Coast Guard Station Burlington, Vermont’s ice rescue team trains in Burlington Bay during Winter 2016. Coast Guard Ice rescue teams use a number of techniques to assist survivors who have fallen through the ice. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)
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Spotted on the Hudson River by Glenn Raymo, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Katherine Walker. #AtoN
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It's that time of year again for our ice buoys to go back in the water! Thanks Glenn Raymo and Kevin Oldenburg for the photos the 49- foot Utility Boat (BUSL) from Saugerties, NY on the Hudson River.
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel officially back in the water at the shipyard. #WeekendTrivia: Who can tell us the length, class, and homeport of this cutter?
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RT @uscoastguard: Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft wrote a blazing op-ed for The Hill. https://t.co/HwB3XjHQMQ #USCG #CGC #OPED #dontlet
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RT @BlairMillerTV: Just saw final cut of Deep Sea Drug War. Headed home to watch it at 10:30 on @boston25 - I hope you enjoy it as much as…
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BM1 Kramer and MK3 Balint from Coast Guard Station Merrimack River work on restoring a buoy outside the Custom House Maritime Museum Newburyport in Downtown Newburyport!
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Check out this special tonight featuring our @USCG crews stopping drugs from hitting America’s shores. Also featuri… https://t.co/BY0aRODJ0R
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Morning News: U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England had a ground breaking ceremony yesterday formally announcing the beginning of their long awaited upgrade.
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Check out this video of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel getting ready to be splashed at the shipyard in Rhode Island. They are almost ready to rejoin the fleet at #USCG Sector Southeastern New England and continue protecting our shores in the Northeast.
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Blair Miller and Adam Liberatore from Boston 25 News spent 10 days underway in the Eastern Pacific to learn how the U.S. Coast Guard stops drugs from entering our country. Check out the story Friday night at 10:30 p.m. on Boston 25. #DHS U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest
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Coast Guard Hockey Organization's #CoastGuard team went 5-0 to win the New Dawn Division during the Armed Services Hockey Association International Championships in Las Vegas! Great Job, Fireman Justice Cook, from Station Point Allerton (Hull, MA) who was the most junior USCG member on the ice!
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The #Boston based #CoastGuard Cutter SPENCER offloaded approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades, FL, yesterday - keeping it off American 🇺🇸 streets. RELEASE: https://goo.gl/kmTGR4
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#Boston based #CoastGuard Cutter SPENCER offloads approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades, Fl, keeping… https://t.co/r0Rk0slaOJ
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RT @boston25: @USCG @USCGNortheast @USCGPacificNW Hunting drug smugglers on the high seas. Boston 25's @BlairMillerTV spent a week on board…
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Preparations are underway for #Santa's 2017 flights! #CoastGuard elves were busy in #Boston this morning wrapping… https://t.co/beVKkBD070
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RT @BlairMillerTV: Tonight, my reports embedded w/ @USCG begin as they go after drug cartels/ smugglers in Pacific. Some behind the scenes…
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Rest in Peace, Shipmate. #ThomasHudner https://t.co/l8KjIKu2gy
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Thanks to @BlairMillerTV and @boston25 for hosting our field trip today to the studio where the magic happens. https://t.co/cqZszqZ7at
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RT @BlairMillerTV: I recently embedded w/ @uscg in middle of Pacific Ocean as they took down drug smugglers linked to cartels. Reports begi…
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RT @Urena: Saddened to learn that US Navy Captain, Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas J. Hudner Jr. has passed away. A great leader, former Co…
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#CoastGuard cutter Campbell towed a disabled fishing vessel with 30,000 lbs. catch off New Hampshire coast to Glouc… https://t.co/KkzXeq1dHr
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Let's go @USCGAcademy Bears against rivals #USMMA in this year's #SecretariesCup at noon on @espn! #GoBears beat… https://t.co/gCe7IZiIfV
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A great #VetsDay tribute to our @USCG by @CambridgePolice here in Massachusetts! https://t.co/WwakL66NaJ
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#USCG #STAManemsha had an early start to their morning after they towed a grounded lobster boat to New Bedford Harb… https://t.co/MAK98xjgkW
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#BREAKING: #CoastGuard, Gloucester Fire Department rescue 3 from boat grounded off Eastern Point Lighthouse.… https://t.co/9QqqGCULnd
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#HAPPENINGNOW: #Coastguard rescues three from grounded fishing vessel off Gloucester. https://t.co/V9Ifc0qaxd
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RT @USCG: November is #militaryfamilyappreciationmonth. CG families are the backbone of the service, and we salute their commitment and sac…
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RT @BrantPointCG: NE winds 10-15 kts with gusts up to 20, diminishing to 5-10 kts this afternoon. Seas 2-3 ft. Small Craft Advisory 🚩 expec…
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