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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Morning News: According to the US National Weather Service Boston MA Massachusetts and Rhode Island are still at risk for riptides. Check to see if the beach is open before going and when the lifeguards leave, you should think about leaving too.
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#WhereareweWednesday?
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U.S. Coast Guard oversees fuel spill cleanup in New Bedford Harbor. https://goo.gl/yaRwvR
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Welcome to the family Kai Nalu!
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tybee teaming up for training. #SAR
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Where in the world is U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper? After 6 days and 1,500 nautical miles, the Juniper and her crew arrived safely in Tampa Bay, FL for shipyard maintenance and repairs.
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ICYMI: The #WoodsHoleScienceStroll was on Aug. 12. Check out different events the U.S. Coast Guard from around the First District show cased. For more information: http://woodsholesciencestroll.org/
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Standing on a boat under a hovering Jayhawk is sort of like getting sprayed with a pressure washer, but more fun ... A Coast Guard Station Boston 45-foot rescue boat crew teams-up with a Coast Guard helicopter crew to train for search and rescue. #SAR
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We visited Coast Guard Station Eastport, the northeastern most Coast Guard station in the United States, and asked some of the crew to reflect on their careers. Here is a short video featuring 3 crew members and some shots of Northern Maine's beautiful coast. #Vacationland #DowneastMaine
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Station Point Allerton is out today for Operation Paddle Smart and came across Kathleen Parsons from Quincy, Mass. The boat crew is so impressed by what a safe, smart paddler she is! On board her kayak she has a mounted compass, extra oar, chart of local area, throwable PFD, portable Bilge pump, and a portable radio with working Marine frequencies. Way to go, Kathleen! #PaddleSmart #USCG
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Congratulations, Arnie Geller! After devoting hundreds of hours to boating safety instruction in New England in 2016, the Rhode Island Auxiliarist has been named “Northern Region Educator of the Year” by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. #SafeBoating #PaddleSmart
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CGC ESCANABA returning home to #Boston this morning after two months at sea! Thank you to Nancy Mamlock for the photo!
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UPDATE: The search for a possible person in the water has ended after the owner of a homemade raft adrift in Mt. Hope Bay is located safe on shore. #SAR #PaddleSmart
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Welcome home, Shipmates! #USCG
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Does this raft look familiar? The Coast Guard launched a search this morning after an unmanned, homemade raft was found drifting in Mt. Hope Bay, near the mouth of the Taunton River on the Massachusetts and Rhode Island border. Anyone with information about the owner is requested to contact the search and rescue coordinators at 508-457-3211. #SAR
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The Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Connecticut, is currently studying how the use of 3-D printing technology might improve mission #readiness through logistical support. #USCG
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Our station crews will be out in full force this weekend enforcing paddlecraft safety. #PaddleSmart
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Waiting to jump out of the helicopter into the water. Would you look this calm? We are #AlwaysReady. #SAR
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“This is a sad day for the Coast Guard and our state and local partners who worked so hard on this case,” said Cmdr. Marcus Gherardi, the chief of response at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England. “I want to thank all of our maritime partners, who showcased exceptional teamwork and provided a benchmark response in the air, and on and under the water. Although I'm extremely saddened by the end result of this case, I'm proud to be part of such a great team of dedicated professionals who are committed to saving lives. Anytime we are unable to save a life, it hits us hard."
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