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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Good to remember, especially on the water! Be safe and stay warm this holiday weekend! #BoatSmart #Thanksgivinghttps://t.co/bustDCGYyc
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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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#FinalUpdate Sector Southeastern New England watch standers and local PD located the owner of the vessel safely in… https://t.co/LlINfVmntE
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#UPDATE #CoastGuard rescue crews will continue to search through the night and conduct a first light search for the… https://t.co/FwOlejWyx9
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@Martin_Angelo_1 We are still searching.
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.@USCGNortheast Station Castle Hill and Air Station Cape Cod rescue crews are searching for a person in the water i… https://t.co/Ra7AqkOzDM
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RT @ComdtUSCG: Today we released the Coast Guard’s Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022. It builds upon the Guiding Principles & charts the Coast Gua…
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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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RT @cctphotographer: The last surviving member of the #CoastGuard crew aboard the motor lifeboat 36500 during the historic 1952 Pendleton r…
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@licia_page You’ll have to read the release to find out! 🤫 -PA2 Groll
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.@USCGNortheast Cutter Spencer returns home to #Boston after 80-day counter-narcotic patrol.… https://t.co/rfwSGAULeT
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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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#UPDATE Air Station Cape Cod successfully hoisted all four fishermen and brought them back to Brunswick, Maine to a… https://t.co/ri2J05PyH1
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RT @chelliepingree: Grateful for courageous Coast Guard crews who rescued 4 ME fishermen at sea today. High seas & blustery conditions made…
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.@USCGNortheast rescued 4 people from a life raft after their fishing vessel started taking on water 60 mi. off the… https://t.co/tua1ywtg9i
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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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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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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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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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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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RT @TheMVTimes: On Sunday morning, #marthasvineyard turned out to honor veterans. #VeteransDay2018 https://t.co/f0XOx1EtOc
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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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Thank you to all who have served! #VeteransDay #VeteransDay2018 https://t.co/ySAwQZmJl2
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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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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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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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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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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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