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 @NWSBoston: [Storm Update] A fast moving storm will bring a period of heavy rainfall late tonight/Tue morning along with potential for d…
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Last night, #USCG Air Station #CapeCod medevaced a sick fisherman off the fishing boat Generation 42 miles off… https://t.co/wp7r7qDIig
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RT @TheMVTimes: On Sunday morning, #marthasvineyard turned out to honor veterans. #VeteransDay2018 https://t.co/f0XOx1EtOc
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Thank you to all who have served! #VeteransDay #VeteransDay2018 https://t.co/ySAwQZmJl2
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RT @BrantPointCG: The winds around the island have calmed for now, but a Gale Warning 🚩🚩 is back in effect through tomorrow. W winds 20-25…
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RT @USCG: You may be older than us, but let's not forget about that one time... @USMC #Guadalcanal #DouglasMunro #HappyBirthday #MarineCorp
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RT @NWSBoston: A Wind Advisory has been posted from noon to 10 PM today in MA. West winds will develop this morning, then increase late thi…
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RT @MAEnviroPolice: Canoeists and kayakers are required to wear PFDs from September 15th through May 15th. All boaters are encouraged to…
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If you own a kayak, canoe, or paddle-board make sure you remove it from the water and store it far from the beach i… https://t.co/fTNIy2riTJ
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Hoax distress calls put mariners and first responders in danger and waste time, money, and resources. Learn more ab… https://t.co/fHJUhRESOu
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#UPDATE: #USCG suspends search in Cape Cod Bay pending the development of new information. Crews conducted 20 searc… https://t.co/5oxmoxgxKa
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@NBC10_Jared We have no amplifying information on Michelle Marie. All we have is the initial call stating they were… https://t.co/ZfmMqg2QqH
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#UPDATE: The search in Cape Cod Bay near Barnstable is still active. #USCG Cutter Cobia will be on scene through th… https://t.co/PUEo3Gs5KQ
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#UPDATE: Anyone with information about the Michelle Marie is asked to contact the #USCG at 508-457-3211.
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.@USCGNortheast crews & Barnstable Harbormaster are searching near Barnstable Bay after receiving a call this after… https://t.co/m7BTGNNsHE
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Starting today! This week, drills and exercises involving @USCGNortheast, @MassStatePolice, @cruiseBHC, and other a… https://t.co/LWur4PPRT5
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RT @NWSBoston: The sun is rising over Boston to start a beautiful fall day. All of southern New England will see sunny skies and highs arou…
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#News from @TheJusticeDept this week: German Shipping Operator Sentenced to Pay $3.2 Million Read the full press… https://t.co/CDRisLjzGu
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RT @BrantPointCG: Heads up Mariners. Storm Warnings go into effect tomorrow at 1:00 PM. Mariners should exercise caution by seeking safe ha…
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RT @USCG: #DYK November is #NationalAviationHistoryMonth? The #USCG owes the beginning of its aviation history to 3rd Lieutenant Elmer F. S…
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As part of the boat crew member qualification process, each member must be familiar with the pyro and survival equipment that we keep on our vests. Here, a crew member from U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill uses an MK-124 flare. The MK-124 produces orange smoke on one end and an illumination flare on the other.
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#LateAfternoonNews U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod performs #SAR demo during the Vineyard Cup over the weekend. Spectators met Chief Parent, XO of USCG Station Menemsha, who commentated the event.
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It's official, the U.S. Coast Guard's Maritime Safety and Security Team moved to #CapeCod and had their ribbon cutting on Friday to mark the momentous occasion. MSST Cape Cod is designed to safeguard the public and protect vessels, harbors, ports, facilities, and cargo in waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States from destruction, loss or injury from crime, or sabotage due to terrorist or criminal activity.
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#MorningNews 3 empty and adrift kayaks, not labeled prompted three consecutive searches for about 8 hours on Saturday. No one was missing. Hear how you can prevent this from happening!
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Here are the whale photos as promised. It was a joint effort to get him free of the line that was attached.
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This is for all the lighthouse lovers we have here in New England. We hope you'll take advantage of the tours being given this summer: Chatham Light is open on Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m., on July 18 and 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; Sept. 5 and 19, and Oct. 3 and 17. Nauset Light tours are available in July and August on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tours will be open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. in September and October as well.
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#TriviaWeekend x2! Name these two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters! Good luck!
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#WeekendTrivia What bridge is this? If you need a hint, let us know. We'll tell you what station took the photo.
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#Breaking USCG Station Cape Cod Canal U.S. Coast Guard Station Woods Hole, Dennis Harbormaster and Barnestable Sheriff crews and partner agencies on #CapeCod searched since 6 am for possible people in the water after three kayaks were found unmanned and adrift in Falmouth, Dennis & Osterville. They are not labeled, no missing persons reports. Call Sector Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211 #SAR
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#FlashbackFriday A response crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station New Haven was deployed July 3 after the station received a report of a vessel taking on water near Mattituck, New York. The station’s boat crew responded quickly, employing a damage control kit and portable P-6 dewatering pump to prevent further flooding. The vessel and all aboard were safely escorted to Mattituck where the boat was hauled out for repair. #USCG #AlwaysReady #Emergency #Response Photos by USCG Station New Haven
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Our shipmates down in New Jersey have had an interesting couple weeks keeping an eye on an entangled whale. Well they finally got the whale free. Check out this video with more photos to follow this weekend...
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Fair winds U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba!
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Check out the projected storm track of Hurricane Chris in the comments!
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#BreakingNews Boat crews from USCG Station Chatham are searching near south Monomoy Island after a good Samaritan found an unmanned and adrift 7-10 foot dinghy at about 5:45 a.m. There are no reports of people missing. Call Sector Southeastern New England w/ info 508-457-3211.
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According to U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) #HurricaneChris will be off shore of our area for the next two days. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod flew out to the fishing fleet making them aware of the weather conditions so they could seek safe haven from the impending weather. #SAR
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#MorningNews An U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod avionics electrical technician goes back to boot camp at Harvard University. The Warrior-Scholar Project is an academic boot camp intended to help provide members of the armed forces or those recently discharged with the skills and confidence to transition to top-tier colleges.
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In case you missed saying fair winds and following seas to Capt. Claudia Gelzer, Ret.
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#MorningNews Crews were extremely busy yesterday making sure this man was found safe and sound, and reunited with his family. "It could not have been done without the hardwork and dedication of our partner agencies and a good Samaritan mariner." -Petty Officer Farmer, Command Duty Officer. BZ! New Bedford Fire Department, New Bedford Harbormaster, New Bedford Police Department (Massachusetts), Marion Harbormaster, Mattapoiset Harbormaster, Westport Harbormaster, and Dartmouth Police Department.
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BZ! to U.S. Coast Guard Station Woods Hole, USCG Station Menemsha, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill and all of the other partner agencies who participated in the search. Read the full release here: https://goo.gl/LrDk7R
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