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.

Command Philosophy

 

The Command Philosophy document can be found here.

Please enjoy this introductory video from the District Commander and Command Master Chief.

 

 

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RT @NASBLA: The National Boating Education Standards Panel announces opening of Public Review Comment Periods for five standards. Proposed…
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RT @USCG: Coming in hot! A #USCG Maritime Security Response Team fast ropes onto the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge from an…
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RT @USCGMuseum: New @USCG podcast! https://t.co/oK4yyEaUtF
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@UKinBoston #UPDATE: Here is video of one of the people @USCGNortheast Air Station Cape Cod medevaced today off the… https://t.co/f8vXYoUnjZ
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@NWSNERFC @UKinBoston Thank you for your support - PA3 Ryan Noel
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#HappeningNow @USCGNortheast Air Station Cape Cod rescue crews medevacing two people from @UKinBoston Queen Mary 2,… https://t.co/hJ8i3zfBPW
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RT @USCG: Have you ever seen us out on the water towing our own boats? Here's why! #SemperParatus #AlwaysReady 🎥: @USCGHawaiiPac https://t…
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RT @river_quest: Stopped by @USCGNortheast Bollard today to thank the crew for all they do. This ice breaking boat is stationed in New Hav…
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@USCGNortheast Station Gloucester helped find a missing person this afternoon near House Island with assistance fro… https://t.co/iAlelRiv6y
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RT @Dux_HM: A friendly reminder that life jackets are required to be worn while underway in any kayak, stand up paddle board, or canoe Sept…
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RT @wbz: 3 Fishermen Saved After Wave Knocks Boat Over Off Nahant https://t.co/aSOOYf8nSb https://t.co/lU0fKF96As
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#BreakingNews @USCGNortheast rescue crews from Station Boston responded to an overturned boat with 3 people aboard… https://t.co/KVgbYQ1WFB
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RT @VComdtUSCG: We must be ready for any threats to the marine transportation system. @USCG members from across our Nation are conducting a…
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RT @MassEMA: Emergency kits should include essential items that will help sustain you & your family for 3+ days. See our checklist of item…
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@jenyp @bostonpolice @uscoastguard Have fun Jen! -PA2 Groll
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RT @jenyp: @bostonpolice & @USCGNortheast debrief after conducting bomb threat drill at @uscoastguard Boston. BPD Bomb Squad Head an explo…
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RT @NWSBoston: Remember our "Rule of Thumb" in SNE: Anything with a name near the Bahamas is our business! Pay attention to forecasts over…
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RT @USCG: A #USCG Cutter Robert Ward boarding team approaches a suspected drug smuggling vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, July 16. An e…
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RT @DeptofDefense: Everyone remembers where they were on 9/11/01. That’s no different for those aboard #USSNewYork. Listen to these members…
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RT @USCG_Tri_State: Members from the U.S. #CoastGuard MSST New York have worked around the clock, escorting ferries and presenting an incre…
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Today, we honored Seaman Norman Wood Finch, who served in WWI, and presented his Great-nephews, Stephen and Bradley, with a Purple Heart for making the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 26, 1918. Finch enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard on June 7, 1917, and served as a crewmember aboard the Tampa. Tampa was one of the six Coast Guard Cutters, assigned to the Navy, on convoy duty in European theater during World War I. The Tampa was torpedoed by a German submarine and sunk with all hands aboard on Sept. 26, 1918, in Bristol Channel, England. Many family, friends and the community helped honor Norman Finch today including U.S. Representative Bill Keating, USCG Station Chatham, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, Brewster Police Department, Brewster Fire Department, Harwich Police, Harwich Fire Department, & Patriot Guard Riders, Inc. #Honor #Respect #DevotiontoDuty
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We recently lost a pioneer for women in our service. YNC Eleanor Buker (Gilford) passed the bar age 99. Ms. Buker served as a SPAR (women's branch of the CG Reserve) during WWII from 1943 to 1946 and remained a strong supporter of the Coast Guard throughout her life. After enlisting, Eleanor served in the research department at headquarters in Washington, D.C., sang in their chorus, and was honorably discharged at the end of the war with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. When she returned to Danvers, MA, she lived with the family of her sister Marion and was married at their home to Melvin W. Buker on Nov. 15, 1946. The couple moved to Essex, MA, and had a daughter and a son. In the summer of 2005, she and her son, Bill Buker, visited Coast Guard Headquarters where she was surprised with a birthday cake and ceremony for her 85th birthday. "Like so many of that generation, Eleanor was a real patriot," said Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O'Hara, USCG (ret). "She was especially proud of the Coast Guard and her impact, allowing the men to forward deploy while the women competently got the job done in the wide variety of areas they served. Eleanor was sharp as a tack, gracious, had a beautiful smile while talking about her experiences in uniform, and always remained thankful for the opportunity to serve the nation." Eleanor later established a scholarship endowment with the Coast Guard Foundation that awarded its first scholarship this year. Eleanor's legacy and leadership will endure for ages to come.
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We want to say THANK YOU to the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation Inc. and the New England Patriots for hosting U.S. Coast Guard families and donating backpacks for #military kids before they head back to school! The families toured the Hall of Fame at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, and several players signed footballs & jerseys and took pictures with the families after giving out the backpacks! #BacktoSchool #MilitaryChild #MilitaryFamily
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ANT Bristol to hold a free, public Open House Saturday with U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Bristol, R.I. Police Department Bristol Fire & Rescue from 10-2 p.m.
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See ya' later! 🚁✌🏼 Enjoy the view with some #360 hoist footage with USCG Air Station Cape Cod
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#MorningNews Check out U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s Petty Officer Mike Kelly teach Boston 25 News’s Blair Miller how the U.S. Coast Guard rescues people from the ocean and brings them home safely to their families. #SAR #FlyCoastguard #BoatSafely #BoatResponsibly #PaddleSmart #PaddleResponsibly #WearIt #LabelIt
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Today was a very busy day for U.S. Coast Guard Station Point Allerton. Not only did they assist this disabled 20-foot Boston Whaler, but they also responded to a medical emergency with Boston Fire Department. More photos in comments. #SAR
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Friday, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched two aircraft to rescue an injured 30-year-old man from the fishing boat Chrismar 130 nm east of Cape Cod after the boat contacted watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England. He was brought to Cape Cod Hospital. #SAR #FlyCoastGuard
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Coast Guard, state, local rescue crews respond to ferry grounding in Boston Harbor. #SAR" target="_blank">https://lnks.gd/2/_3NnJN #SAR</a>
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Adm. Tiongson and Master Chief Hollandsworth stuffed some backpacks yesterday with other volunteers at Gillette Stadium for Operation Backpack with Massachusetts Military Support Foundation Inc. and New England Patriots. This year&#39;s event will provide 15,000 backpacks to active-duty military and veteran children across the state of Massachusetts! #CGFamily
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United States Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews rescued two near Cashes Ledge, Maine after a wife reported her husband missing when he didn&#39;t return home. #SAR #BoatResponsibly #BoatingSafety #USCG" target="_blank">https://tinyurl.com/y4qrlb2u #SAR #BoatResponsibly #BoatingSafety #USCG</a>
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Two unmanned kayaks were located offshore in the vicinity of Plymouth, MA. Anyone with information on the owner is encouraged to call the Sector Boston Command Center at 617-223-5757 as soon as possible. Please share amongst your family, friends and fellow boaters. As a reminder, properly marking your water crafts will help the Coast Guard identify owners and expedite our searches, increasing the chance that we find you! Message our page if you need any ‘If Found’ stickers.
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The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, along with cadets and swabs from the Coast Guard Academy, spent the last week sailing nearly 150 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. One of only two commissioned tall ships in the US military, CGC Eagle is a training platform for future officers in the Coast Guard! • • • @uscg #CGCEAGLE #barqueeagle #MA #Salem #Boston #D1 #CGA @gocoastguard @gocoastguardboston
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New Bedford, Massachusetts-based Vila Nova do Corvo II, Inc., company managers Carlos Rafael and Stephanie Rafael DeMello, and vessel captain Carlos Pereira agreed to pay a total of $511,000 in civil penalties and to perform vessel improvements. #USCG Read the full release: https://lnks.gd/2/-zRrBV
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