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.

First District Commander's Intent

The Commander's Intent encapsulates the vision, mission, and guiding principles by which the women and men of the First Coast Guard District will conduct ourselves and complete our missions. Click here to read full text.

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The only thing more “out-of-this-world” special than getting to meet an astronaut, is meeting an astronaut who is also a Coast Guardsman- in this case, two of them! On Saturday, May 19, Capt. Dan Burbank and Cmdr. Bruce Melnick (both now retired) greeted a rapt audience at the Coast Guard Heritage Museum in Barnstable, Massachusetts. They are the only two people in history to have been both astronauts and served in the Coast Guard. During the event, Capt. Burbank and Cmdr. Melnick shared captivating, first-hand accounts of their decades-long careers that included many demanding roles and a variety of missions. A full house- many of whom with a personal history of service and/ or aviation experience- attended the astronauts’ first joint, community forum. If we’re lucky, there will be more to come! #CGHeritageMuseum #NASA
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#UPDATE: The owner of the kayak has been found! #BREAKING IS THIS YOUR KAYAK? U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill is searching for a person in the water near Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, Rhode Island. A good Samaritan found this adrift kayak at approximately 7 a.m., but didn't see an owner. If anyone recognizes this kayak, please call U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211.
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Operating a boat should never be done under the influence of alcohol. Federal Law prohibits boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs (BUI) on ALL boats. According to the National Safe Boating Council, BUIs are involved in 1/3 of all recreational boating fatalities. #NationalSafeBoatingWeek #WearIt #IfFound #SafeBoating #PaddleSmart
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#MorningNews U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod is flying now for a first light search. Still no reports of anyone missing. If your loved one did not come home last night, please let us know so we can concentrate our search efforts. If you accidentally said MAYDAY over the radio last night, please let us know! Knowingly calling a false MAYDAY is a federal offense, and there are penalties if found guilty.
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Coast Guard Cutter CAMPBELL crew saved this turtle caught in adrift fishing gear. Great job by the New England based cutter fighting drug smugglers and saving turtles in the Pacific Ocean!
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Determining which life jacket is right for each family member is an essential part of boating safety. Here's what to consider when choosing: #WearIt #IfFound #SafeBoating #PaddleSmart
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GREAT JOB to the Buzzards Bay Task Force and especially the Wareham Fire Department, who rescued three people from the water today! A good Samaritan notified Coast Guard emergency watchstanders using a DSC (Digital Selective Calling) to transmit a distress signal at approximately 2:43 p.m. and reported the location of a capsized vessel, which was near the Stony Point Dike, off the western entrance to the Cape Cod Canal. The Wareham Fire Department retrieved all three people, who were released without any medical concerns. A tugboat towed the vessel to the nearby town of Wareham. "The awareness and quick thinking of the good Samaritan, to activate his DSC and alert the Coast Guard of a distress situation, was invaluable in the rescue of three people," said Petty Officer Andy Case, operations unit controller at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England. BZ!!
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"To be part of such an organization, one characterized by so many noble and humanitarian missions, has truly been a humbling experience for me." - Coast Guard Capt. Michael Baroody. Capt. Brian LeFebvre assumed command Friday of US Coast Guard Sector Northern New England from Capt. Baroody, whom retired after more than 30 years of service. Family, friends, shipmates, and Coast Guard vessels were there to commemorate the occasion! #USCG
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From National Boating Safety Week, here is a list of essential items to have on board each time you go out on the water. #WearIt #IfFound #SafeBoating #PaddleSmart
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CGC REEF SHARK on patrol in Boston Harbor. The mission of the United States Coast Guard is to ensure our Nation's maritime safety, security and stewardship. #SemperParatus #USCG 📸 Brandon Sand
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On the official first day of National Boating Safety week, here are two important things to do before going boating this year. Learn more about courses and safety checks ---> <a href="http://www.cgaux.org/" target="_blank">http://www.cgaux.org/</a> #WearIt #IfFound #SafeBoating #PaddleSmart
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The Northeast Coast Guard welcomes the 2018 boating season by participating in National Safe Boating Week, which begins today and lasts through May 25. National Safe Boating Week marks the informal beginning of summer (!!!) and #CoastGuard crews throughout the Northeast will be on patrol paying particular attention to recreational boating safety and promoting safe boating practices. #safeboating #WearIt
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Fair winds and following seas, Capt. Baroody! #USCG
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Today on the 50th Vietnam War Commemoration, the USS Constitution set sail in Boston Harbor to thank and honor Vietnam War Veterans for their service, nearly 500 of whom were aboard for the event. Local Coast Guardsmen paid tribute and provided security for the world&#39;s oldest commissioned warship during the voyage.
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What kind of #Lifejacket do you wear on the water? Don&#39;t wait until it&#39;s too late to put on your life jacket. It&#39;s the surest way to make sure you come home to your loved ones after a day on the water. #SAR #BoatingSafety #BoatResponsibly
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Members of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England&#39;s East Providence Campus #LeadbyExample in celebration of National Wear Your Life Jacket To Work Day! #LifeJacket #BoatingSafety #BoatResponsibly Do you have your life jacket on?
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"Effective coordination among crews at Station Boston, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston and the Norwegian Dawn crew ensured the patient was in the hands of medical professionals as quickly as possible.” - BM3 Brandon McCloud, Response Boat Coxswain #AlwaysReady
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Yesterday, when Sector Boston’s Pollution Prevention team conducted an on-site evaluation at a privately-owned, local fuel storage facility, boats, booms, and assets moved into position only for show- and it’s the Prevention team’s goal to make sure it stays that way. For fuel facilities under their jurisdiction, the clock starts ticking when the Prevention team arrives. These Marine Science Technicians and, acting in partnership, the EPA, routinely evaluate and ensure that companies are prepared to respond quickly in the event of an actual spill of pollutants. The federally-mandated drills, known as Government Initiated Unannounced Exercises (GIUE), are an important and routine method of checking to make sure staff is ready and facilities are properly equipped to protect our waterways. &#128248;PA2 Lara Davis
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A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter fly over Newport, Rhode Island. The Ocean Sentry is designed to serve as an on-scene command platform for search and rescue and homeland security missions and perform transport missions. The Jayhawk is equipped for search and rescue, law enforcement, and homeland security missions. #AlwaysReady
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