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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#HappeningNow @SenatorCollins joins @USCGLANTAREA VADM Buschman + @USCGNortheast RADM Tiongson in a ribbon-cutting… https://t.co/AwRjWiFNqE
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RT @USCG: Chief Steward Louis Etheridge commanded an 11-man African-American gun crew during a 1944 fight between #USCG Cutter Campbell and…
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Congrats to BMC Malia Chasteen on receiving the #USCG’s 2019 @StarsandStripes Award for her leadership! We're so pr… https://t.co/4c5KMBn3kW
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The crew of @USCGNortheast Air Station #CapeCod held a 40th anniversary memorial service for the crew of HH-3F Peli… https://t.co/I1aufXoBBb
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RT @USCG_Tri_State: Check out this photo of the #USCG Cutter Wire hove-to in the ice near Esopus Island in the #HudsonRiver. #DYN 65-foot S…
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RT @Harborkeepers: We are honored and grateful in the trust and support from @USCGNortheast & the East Boston community to formalize a part…
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RT @VComdtUSCG: Honored to be among so many inspiring military leaders at the @starsandstripes Awards Ceremony recognizing outstanding acti…
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RT @VTStatePolice: UPDATE: Search continues for missing ice fisherman on Lake Champlain https://t.co/YgY4EwvngX
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RT @Wej12: The @VTStatePolice, joined by @USCGNortheast & other first responders, are searching Lake Champlain near Orwell #VT for a missin…
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.@USCGNortheast crews from Air Station Cape Cod and #USCG Station Burlington have been assisting @VTStatePolice in… https://t.co/u75y3P4rUx
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RT @USCG_Tri_State: #USCG Station #FireIsland, #NY medically evacuated two individuals from a barge suffering multiple injuries in Fire Isl…
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RT @USCG: In a time of unrest, when U-boats patrolled the icy waters of the North Atlantic, a crew of three bravely volunteered to serve th…
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.@USCGNortheast Cutter Seneca is watching the wind and waves roll in off the coast of #Boston. Use extra caution if… https://t.co/dGZV5y55y0
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RT @NWSBoston: GALE WARNINGS continue for all waters through 7 pm this evening. Gusts up to 50 kts w/ seas 8-12 feet on the outer waters. M…
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RT @NWSBoston: Winds continue to pick up through the evening. The strongest winds will be early morning - mid day Saturday. Here's a look…
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RT @USCG_Tri_State: #CoastGuard Cutter Shrike and a #USCG Station #SandyHook boatcrew assisted in the apprehension of a man wanted on an ou…
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@quilts4veterans @USCG Do you know when this aired? -PA2 Groll
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@FlynnJoycemarie @USCG Thank you for your support. - PA2 Groll
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@lionblaze10 @CapeAnnWeather We do our best. Sail safe! -PA2 Groll
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Coast Guard Auxiliary and active duty members marched in one of the nations top Thanksgiving parade over the weekend! Plymouth, Massachusetts hosted the historic annual parade as the "birthplace of Thanksgiving".
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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary plays a large role in the day-to-day workings of the U.S. Coast Guard. You will most commonly find our First Coast Guard District Auxiliary members giving boating and paddlecraft safety classes. You can even schedule a boating safety check with our Aux members. They work heavily with our stations across the district helping to augment the watch. If you hail a local station while on the water, it will probably be an Auxiliary member answering you back. This week, Adm. Tiongson hosted the current and newly elected District Commodores in thanks for their service and leadership.
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November is Month of the Military Family! MK3 Joanna Zito-Konopka and ME3 Nicholas Konopka are from New York and Nevada, respectively. Their story began when they met each other in Las Vegas, Nevada. From there, Nicholas joined the Coast Guard and Joanna joined the Navy Reserves where they were stationed near Chicago. After realizing their love for one another, they tied the knot, Joanna switched services to the Coast Guard, and then temporarily went their separate ways to attend A-Schools. They both rejoined each other in Massachusetts where Joanna received order to Station Woods Hole and Nicholas to U.S. Coast Guard Station Boston.
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Fair winds and following seas, Shipmate! Andrew Fitzgerald passed over the bar this week. He was the last surviving member of the U.S. Coast Guard crew aboard the USCG Station Chatham motor lifeboat 36500 and is most noted for his heroism in the historic Pendleton rescue back in 1952.
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November is Coast Guard Family Month! Here is BM2 Christopher Minkle of U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill and his family. Throughout November, send us your Coast Guard family photos with a brief description and we will proudly share them on our page. Thank you to all the Coast Guard families - we couldn't do what we do without your support! #CGfamily
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#MorningNews BZ! to the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod aircrews who launched to rescue the 4 fishermen who abandoned ship yesterday 60 miles off Rockland, Maine. #SAR
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November is Coast Guard Family Month! Service runs in this family! Here is MK3 Marcos Vega with his father. Throughout November, send us your Coast Guard family photos with a brief description and we will proudly share them on our page. Thank you to all the Coast Guard families - we couldn't do what we do without your support! #CGfamily
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November is Coast Guard Family Month! Here is the Grant family at Point Judith Light. Throughout November, send us your Coast Guard family photos with a brief description and we will proudly share them on our page. Thank you to all the Coast Guard families - we couldn't do what we do without your support! #CGfamily
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November is Coast Guard Family Month! Here is Cmdr. Jaime Frederick and his family. Throughout November, send us your Coast Guard family photos with a brief description and we will proudly share them on our page. Thank you to all the Coast Guard families - we couldn't do what we do without your support! #CGfamily
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Rear Adm. Andy Tiongson and Master Chief John Warner were on hand today for a Veterans Day Observance at the Massachusetts State House. #VeteransDay #VeteransDay2018 Rear Adm. Tiongson wishes a safe and Happy Veterans Day to all who have served!
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November is Coast Guard Family Month! Here is Lt. Adam Schmid and his son Joseph a Cub Scout in Marshfield, MA getting ready to march in the towns Veterans Day parade. Throughout November, send us your Coast Guard family photos with a brief description and we will proudly share them on our page. Thank you to all the Coast Guard families - we couldn't do what we do without your support! #CGfamily #VeteransDay
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Today we thank our veterans for their selfless service and sacrifice. We salute you! #VeteransDay2018
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November is Coast Guard Family Month! Here is a proud second generation military service family. Capt. Kurt Virkaitis, along with his wife Malinda and his sons Kadin and Airman Kameron Virkaitis. Throughout November, send us your Coast Guard family photos with a brief description and we will proudly share them on our page. Thank you to all the Coast Guard families - we couldn't do what we do without your support! #CGfamily
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Happy 243rd Birthday to the U.S Marine Corps! Earlier this week, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston celebrated with a #MarineCorpsBirthday cake.
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Flooding and high winds are in the forecast for the Northeast this weekend! If you own a kayak, canoe, or paddle-board make sure you remove it from the water and store it far from the beach in a safe location. High winds and flooding can cause improperly stored paddle-craft to drift out to sea prompting unnecessary searches.
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Last weekend, Rear Adm. Tiongson was honored to be the keynote speaker at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the The Pilipino-American Association of New England, Inc. (PAMAS). Adm. Tiongson's father, a career Coast Guardsman, was one of the founding members of PAMAS in 1978. "Their original goal was to establish an association accessible to Filipino-Americans and their families serving in the military," said Tiongson. "Over the past forty years, PAMAS has emerged as one of the most active Filipino organizations to advocate for the preservation of Philippine culture in our country. The founding members were patriotic and deeply loyal Americans, who were proud of their ethnic heritage."
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Military family appreciation month is a time to recognize the support Coast Guard families provide and the sacrifices they make. One way that the Coast Guard helps support family members is through the Ombudsman Program. The Ombudsman Program is intended to improve communication between the command and Coast Guard family members. Ombudsmen are communication links, provide information and referral resources, and act as advocates for family members. Revamping the current program is one of Rear Adm. Tiongson's highest priorities. Here is a short video about the Coast Guard's ombudsman program which is designed to offer year-round support for Coast Guard families.
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November is Military Family Month! Throughout the month, we want to highlight the many amazing Coast Guard families throughout the First District. Send us your Coast Guard family photos with a brief description and we will proudly share them on our page. Thank you to all the Coast Guard families - we couldn't do what we do with out your support! #CGfamily
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