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.

 

 

Follow the First!

Twitter
RT @ComdtUSCG: Like every other member of the Armed Services, U.S. Coast Guard men & women took an oath to "support & defend the Constituti…
Twitter
RT @ComdtUSCG: Today you will not be receiving your regularly scheduled paycheck. To the best of my knowledge, this marks the first time in…
Twitter
RT @ComdtUSCG: I recognize that there is anxiety & uncertainty about the status of your pay this evening. Your senior leadership team conti…
Twitter
RT @VComdtUSCG: I checked in on the men and women standing the watch at TISCOM this weekend. Their efforts are critical to ensuring the saf…
Twitter
RT @ComdtUSCG: Right now, @uscg members are deployed around the world & around the clock conducting critically important work for the Natio…
Twitter
RT @ComdtUSCG: Checked in on @uscg STA Washington today to see how they & their families were navigating the uncertainty, to THANK them for…
Twitter
RT @ComdtUSCG: @MCPOCG & I stopped by @USCG Sector Maryland-National Capital Region today to check on the men & women standing the watch du…
Twitter
RT @ComdtUSCG: America’s @USCG continues to ensure the maritime safety & security of our Nation; THANK YOU! Yet in this time of uncertainty…
Twitter
RT @VComdtUSCG: Did you know @USCG aircrews protect our Nation’s capital? It’s true. Coast Guard aircrew from AIRSTA Atlantic City intercep…
Twitter
Coast Guard pollution-response crewmembers are assisting with clean-up efforts near Constitution Marina today. Grea… https://t.co/YKvDBrcv3E
Twitter
#UPDATE 5: The #USCG has suspended its search for the two missing fishermen near Block Island. #CoastGuard crews se… https://t.co/RSuQQTpamF
Twitter
#UPDATE 4: @USCGNortheast crews are still actively searching this morning for the two missing fishermen from the F/… https://t.co/B4lfVhMelQ
Twitter
#UPDATE 3: #CoastGuard Cutters Escanaba and Steelhead are scheduled to stay on scene through the night. See release… https://t.co/nTuDv7HFEX
Twitter
#UPDATE 2: The following #USCG assets are currently searching for 2 missing fishermen after their boat capsized and… https://t.co/uz5K9m51N9
Twitter
#UPDATE 1: #CoastGuard Cutter Sanibel is currently searching, along with two good Samaritan vessels, near the last… https://t.co/aPP3qEIvbM
Twitter
.@USCGNortheast crews and a good Samaritan are searching for two missing fishermen after the fishing boat Mistress… https://t.co/5hueCSJCe9
Twitter
RT @USCG: This account will not be actively managed during the lapse in federal funding. We will not be able to respond or update until aft…
Twitter
RT @USCG: A government shutdown can bring questions and uncertainty. In an effort to best support our members, official answers to common q…
Twitter
RT @WCVB: Believe it or not, this was @ShaunWCVB's idea! He joined the crew of the @USCGNortheast Cutter Seneca practicing real-life surviv…
Facebook
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".
Facebook
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.
Facebook
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.
Facebook
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.
Facebook
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
Facebook
#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
Facebook
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
Facebook
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
Facebook
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
Facebook
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!
Facebook
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
Facebook
Today we thank our veterans for their selfless service and sacrifice. We salute you! #VeteransDay2018
Facebook
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
Facebook
Happy 243rd Birthday to the U.S Marine Corps! Earlier this week, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston celebrated with a #MarineCorpsBirthday cake.
Facebook
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.
Facebook
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."
Facebook
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.
Facebook
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
Facebook
28,975
Like Us
Twitter
15,764
Follow Us