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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#Update Sector Boston Command Center telephones are back up and running.
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#UrgentNotice Sector Boston Command Center telephones are currently down. If you or someone you know is experiencin… https://t.co/IKrZZvnjWQ
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This week, @USCGLANTAREA and @USCGNortheast hosted the North Atlantic Coast Guard Forum Plenary Meeting for the fir… https://t.co/jdHBLSMUae
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#Training STA Brant Point took advantage of the inclement weather yesterday by conducting some man overboard drills… https://t.co/NoA3VcR3c5
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We’d like to remind our mariners and recreational boaters to ensure all water are secure and and paddle craft such… https://t.co/NgwexPhO4l
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RT @NWSBoston: MARINERS ... Gale to storm force winds now through Friday evening Max sustained @ 25 - 35 kts, gusts 35 - 55 kts OUTER WAT…
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RT @NWSBoston: [Now thru Friday] A significant & potentially dangerous situation is unfolding which may catch some folks off guard as an ea…
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#UPDATE @USCGNortheast seeks information on missing boaters, distress call. https://t.co/NIeMkk9t7w #SAR
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#Update @USCGNortheast Coast Guard suspends search off Maine coast for missing man, 3 children #SAR For more detai… https://t.co/vwGGVRCK6i
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.@USCGNortheast Cutter Reefshark to remain on scene and continue searching through the night, Stations South Portla… https://t.co/LugMtzdLAW
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#BreakingNews @USCGNortheast releases audio of mayday call from missing man 10NM off of Kennebunkport, Maine #SARhttps://t.co/tPKy8C6aEI
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The missing man and 3 kids were reportedly aboard a 14-ft boat wearing orange life jackets when they lost communica… https://t.co/lLfopwCvMU
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#BreakingNews @USCGNortheast Rescue crews from Stations South Portland and Portsmouth, Air Station Cape Cod, Cutter… https://t.co/CqywsHQtGV
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#ThrowbackThursday The crew of @USCG Cutter Seneca returned home to #Boston after a successful counter-narcotic and… https://t.co/EYoyzKgWcO
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@USCG Here's a hint, this is in @uscgnortheast AOR 😁
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RT @femaregion8: When was the last time you updated your passwords? 🔒Make sure you use strong passwords that are 12+ characters. 🔒Use up…
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RT @USCG: #WhereAreWeWednesday This electronic aid to navigation was recently installed to increase safety and navigation in the area due t…
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RT @NWSBoston: [620 AM] You can say goodbye to the 70s and 80s after today. A strong cold front will move through this afternoon bringing a…
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This new skiff expands search and rescue capabilities for the crews, and allows greater #cooperation with local age… https://t.co/gKfTspNGbR
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The crew then deployed their new asset, a 10' shallow-water skiff to assist. This new tool allows #CoastGuard crews… https://t.co/HxyoNyNZEV
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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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