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 @TODAYshow: A 78-year-old man on a cruise ship near Nantucket was safely evacuated by the Coast Guard after he suffered what appears to…
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#USCG Air Station #CapeCod medevaced a 78-year-old-man tonight off the cruise ship Norwegian Escape. Check out this… https://t.co/iAan0a7PMd
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RT @BrantPointCG: Some great pics from a busy week at Station Brant Point #TrainMaintainOperate #SemperParatus https://t.co/qDq4quQqhB
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RT @BlairMillerTV: Here's what @USCGNortheast crews from Cape Cod are doing in #NorthCarolina and how they're helping so many. Hundreds of…
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#CoastGuard Station Burlington rescues woman after boat capsizes on Lake Champlain https://t.co/FfaVtlGEod
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RT @BlairMillerTV: Interviewed @USCGNortheast crews from Cape Cod in North Carolina to help with rescues. Helicopter Pilot: "We see houses…
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#USCG crews from the @USCGNortheast deployed over the weekend to assist in the wake of #Florence. Here an Air Stati… https://t.co/7AbwtHRSbT
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RT @USCG: An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew rescues multiple victims from flooding caused by #HurricaneFlorence in Onslow County, North Car…
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RT @USCG_Tri_State: Yesterday, @USCG Maritime Safety Security Team #NewYork K-9 Explosive Detection Teams conducted vertical delivery train…
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RT @uscgmidatlantic: Here are updated numbers and statistics on the #USCG #HurricaneFlorence response in #NorthCarolina https://t.co/TNWGdF…
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RT @USCG: Snapshot update on flood punt teams for #HurricaneFlorence. https://t.co/isMLgoN5s2
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RT @uscgmidatlantic: Air Station Elizabeth City is on the move conducting search and rescue! #HurricaneFlorence #Hurricane #Florence #USCG
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RT @USCG: The #USCG reminds boaters to stay safe during and after #HurricaneFlorence. The waters may present navigational hazards due to de…
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RT @USCGSoutheast: LINK HAS BEEN UPDATED: A #HurricaneFlorence @USCG Joint Information Center for #SouthCarolina has been established for m…
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#USCG crews in #Boston took some time this morning to remember and reflect on the #September11th attacks. Here are… https://t.co/rxu0h0jHzl
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@ps92264 @USCG This is the target. -PA2 Groll https://t.co/PdvrIOzYRx
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RT @NWS: Here is the latest Hurricane Florence forecast track and key messages at 5pm EDT from the @NHC_Atlantic. Florence is a category 4…
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#Training The crew of @USCG Station Woods Hole did some weapons training last week. They are required to qualify on… https://t.co/0haOODG0VS
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RT @NHC_Atlantic: NEW: Florence is now a category 4 hurricane. Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter indicate that Florence has continued to ra…
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An unmanned 10-foot kayak was found near New Bedford, Massachusetts this morning. Anyone with information is aske… https://t.co/H1OMtDIqwz
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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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