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Boston, Massachusetts

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First Coast Guard District
408 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

 

A 29-foot response boat crew from Station Point Judith shows members of the North Kingstown fire department how to conduct a side tow during a training evolution in front of the Station's dock Thursday, April 19, 2018. Station Point Judith hosted a boat navigation course for some units of the Narragansett Bay Task force, including members from the marine units of Cranston fire department, Narragansett police and fire department, North Kingstown fire department. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) 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.

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🇺🇸 New and improved Ethos⚓ Last month @ComdtUSCG released an update to the Coast Guard ethos. The new ethos reads:… https://t.co/r91XOceG3K
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#Update: @RhodeIslandDEM contacted the owner of the kayak and determined they were safe! The case has been closed. #SAR
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#Update: The @USCG has suspended the active search, pending further developments. #SAR
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#HappeningNow: An unmanned and adrift kayak approx. 10 feet in length was found North of Newport Bridge. @USCG crew… https://t.co/xlX9vdeTv8
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@SenatorShaheen visited @USCG Station Portsmouth Harbor! 👏 Yesterday, Senator Shaheen and Rear. Adm. John Mauger,… https://t.co/r8nJ5dTiCS
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#Update: The search for the missing person has been suspended. Coast Guard crews searched a total of 4,830 square n… https://t.co/pOSy39T64l
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#Update: The EPIRB has been recovered and an empty life raft was found. 1 person remains missing. CGC Kingfisher, C… https://t.co/bDYomiPlqv
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One individual remains missing and is reportedly wearing a lifejacket. CGC Kingfisher, CGC Sanibel and Air National… https://t.co/5hE4Od46iH
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Station Shinnecock also launched a 47-foot motor life boat. During their search of the area, they recovered one sur… https://t.co/K3h8ZZmpZy
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An HC-144 airplane and MH-60 helicopter were immediately launched from Air Station Cape Cod. Aircrew reported a whi… https://t.co/8ThbCdzzXr
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#ACTIVESEARCH: Just after midnight, the Coast Guard received an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)… https://t.co/zSydIdMP5v
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RT @USCG_Tri_State: #USCG Sector Long Island Sound and Air Station Cape Cod members successfully medevac'd a sick passenger from a charter…
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#Update With no further information or sightings and negative response to Urgent Marine Information Broadcasts, the… https://t.co/aFe5JxkO4Y
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Anyone with info should contact #CG at 617-223-8555. 2/2 #SAR #missing #NYC #NewYork #Atlantic #sailinghttps://t.co/M6SEMUH3C1
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#Breaking @USCG asking for the public’s help in locating 22 year old Matthew Dennis, who left #Salem, #MA, Sept. 22… https://t.co/O8Efd6wrm8
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#Update: The @USCG has suspended the search, pending further developments, for the missing swimmer in the vicinity… https://t.co/3hwOSBhvvx
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#HappeningNow: @USCG is searching for 2 missing swimmers in Edgartown in the vicinity of Jaws Bridge. Searching are… https://t.co/Np2GNCCZYy
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The fire was initially extinguished by the operator before they were assisted by a Good Samaritan off of the vessel… https://t.co/1v3msvrs5F
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#HappeningNow: @USCG Cutter Coho, alongside the Block Island Harbormaster, Narragansett Fire, and Newport Fire, res… https://t.co/dxC3f69WLB
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RT @USCG: Happy 232nd birthday, U.S. Coast Guard! ⚓ 🇺🇸 🎂 Today we celebrate the Coast Guard’s 232 years of honorable and courageous servic…
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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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#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.&#10;&#10;Anyone with information on the owner is encouraged to call the Sector Boston Command Center at 617-223-5757 as soon as possible. &#10;&#10;Please share amongst your family, friends and fellow boaters.&#10;&#10;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 &#8216;If Found&#8217; 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. &#10;One of only two commissioned tall ships in the US military, CGC Eagle is a training platform for future officers in the Coast Guard! &#10;&#8226;&#10;&#8226;&#10;&#8226;&#10;@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&#10;&#10;Read the full release: https://lnks.gd/2/-zRrBV
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