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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Stay warm friends - it's chilly out here. Water 🌊 temp 47°F.
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The New England Patriots heard the CGC AQUIDNECK crew, serving in U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, are such big New England Patriots fans that they fly a Patriots flag from the cutter's mast! A few of the team's players decided to give a shout-out to the crew's CO, LT John Beal! #USCG
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Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to #Boston after nabbing rare, self propelled semi-submersible vessel smug… https://t.co/Lg6J2iWDit
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MK3 McLean and BM3 Horvat from U.S. Coast Guard Station Jonesport, Maine, recently volunteered to be safety standby for a local Polar Plunge. It was cold and snowing, but a lot of fun!
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MORNING NEWS: Welcome home, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew! BZ! #USCG
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SN Harpe, from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay, takes down the halyards from the mast in preparation for the cutter's Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), a 13-month drydock at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, MD. The maintenance period is expected to add 15 years of service life for the Maine-based cutter. 📸LT Hepp
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It was a beautiful, snowy morning at Coast Guard Station Brant Point! #AlwaysReady
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RT @NWS: If you notice someone with warning signs of hypothermia, get them to a warm place right away. Protect yourself from the cold this…
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More than 26 thousand Coast Guard Auxiliary members volunteer 3.8 million hours each year at their local Coast Guard units across the country. They are truly force multipliers who provide valuable mission support, teaching boating safety classes, operating vessels and aircraft for training and cases, and standing radio watch at their units. Aux Noyes has been serving at U.S. Coast Guard Station Merrimack River since 2002! Here, he is troubleshooting the electrical system on the 47255 - helping to keep the boats ready to respond to a call for help. #CoastGuardAuxiliary
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod recently had the privilege of working with our Canadian counterparts! Check out these photos of AST3 Brian Notheis being deployed from a Canadian helo to the fishing vessel Roberts Sisters II.
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It was September 1980 when Seaman Recruit Jerry Davenport, with his wife Wilma by his side, enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. Friday, Captain Jerry Davenport, with Wilma still by his side, departed Faneuil Hall, in Boston, following a retirement ceremony celebrating the couple's 37.5 years of dedicated military service. Fair winds and following seas, Captain, we have the watch. #CoastGuard #SemperParatus
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Maritime law enforcement is one of the primary missions of Station New Haven. Members train regularly to attain and maintain a high level of proficiency in a wide variety of standardized law enforcement techniques and procedures. #USCG #AlwaysReady #LawEnforcement Photos by U.S. Coast Guard Station New Haven
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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper's mess deck is looking festive!
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After a couple of busy months in dry dock, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SENECA is back in the water and ready to get some Vitamin SEA! #USCG
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"Dream big, work hard and I've been so blessed to call you shipmates" ~Capt. Jerry Davenport USCG, Ret. after 37.5… https://t.co/jswv3N0SXF
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Break-in crew members from USCG Station Cape Cod Canal recently conducted pyrotechnics training as part of their qualification requirements. #SAR
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Much like drivers need stoplights, street signs, and universally accepted driving rules, boaters also need equivalent nautical ‘rules of the road.’ The Coast Guard is responsible for ensuring this network of signs, symbols, buoys, markers, light houses, and regulations is up to date and functioning properly so recreational and commercial boaters can safely navigate the maritime environment. #AtoN 📸Keith Lynch, ANT Woods Hole
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On this day in 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and surrounding Army Air Force airfields in Hawaii. Stationed in Honolulu were the Coast Guard's 327-foot cutter Taney, the 190-foot buoy tender Kukui, two 125-foot patrol craft, Reliance and Tiger, two 78-foot patrol boats and several smaller craft. At the time of the attack, Taney lay at Pier Six in Honolulu Harbor, Reliance and the unarmed Kukui both lay at Pier Four and Tiger was on patrol along the western shore of Oahu. All were performing normal duties for a peacetime Sunday. After the attack commenced Tiger conducted anti-submarine sweeps outside of Pearl Harbor and Taney opened fire on Japanese aircraft that appeared over Honolulu Harbor. Below is a picture of CGC Taney wearing battle gray while on convoy escort duty in the Atlantic. #CGHistory
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The Coast Guard, along with Massport Fire Department, Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and port tugs responded to a container ship that broke free from its mooring today at around 12:45 a.m at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in Boston. Thankfully, no one was injured. See our press release here for the most accurate information: https://goo.gl/dcvJTT
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#WhereareweWednesday? Santa, from Friends of Flying Santa, flew in and made some children really happy! Thank you, BM3 Miraj Budak, for the photos!
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Update: Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen near Nantucket. See press release here: https://t.co/pGbiTI8opX
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After searching throughout the day, and covering a 1,605 square nautical mile area, we have suspended our search for the two missing fishermen. See the press release below for more information. #SAR
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The #CoastGuard, local agencies and good Samaritans are searching for two fisherman after their boat sank near… https://t.co/weaF3ZDAjY
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#Breaking #CoastGuard responding to a report of a sunken fishing boat off #Nantucket
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RT @BrantPointCG: Another nice day in the Sound, but a Gale Watch 🚩🚩 is in effect for tomorrow evening: NE winds 5-10 kts. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
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RT @GDTnews: @USCGNortheast crew from Station Gloucester escort Santa to #RockportMA Harbor for a Saturday visit. More photos of Santa’s vi…
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RT @BrantPointCG: Well, that certainly looks like a winning tree, right @VisitNantucket? https://t.co/8yVvxaM0ew
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RT @USAinUK: We caught #20SecondsWith @ADMZukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. He tells us how the @USCG is working with the @Royal
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RT @BrantPointCG: A Small Craft Advisory goes into effect at 11 AM for increasing winds: W winds 5-10 kts, becoming N 10-15 kts this aftern…
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#Coastguard medevaced 70-year-old off the coast of Cohasset after he was reported to be suffering chest pains. A MH… https://t.co/kstnJ3XKyA
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#BreakingNews #Coastguard medevacs fisherman 10 nm off Cohassett to Mass General Hospital after suffering chest pains #SAR
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RT @HarnishfegerIM: Time lapse action of @BrantPointCG raising the wreath on the lighthouse, a true sign Christmas Stroll is around the cor…
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RT @BrantPointCG: Looks like a nice calm day in the Sound: E winds 5-10 kts, becoming S this afternoon. Seas 2-3 ft.
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RT @USCG: Nearly 1/4 of veterans face food insecurity. Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Anzaldua, a culinary specialist from @uscgnortheast,…
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RT @BrantPointCG: On Nantucket and see a big orange and white helicopter flying around? Don’t be alarmed, it’s just our shipmates from Air…
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RT @LovinFoodRescue: Yesterday we hosted a special Plenty workshop in partnership with the @USCGNortheast at the @NECHV. Special thanks to…
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#CoastGuard teams up with @LovinFoodRescue to give budget-friendly, nutritious cooking workshop to homeless veteran… https://t.co/JPiJF8D8YA
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