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Great #teamwork! 🔧 ✈️ #USCG #Ready #Relevant #Responsive #SemperParatus
05/06/2021

Great #teamwork! 🔧 ✈️

#USCG #Ready #Relevant #Responsive #SemperParatus

The month of April was Coast Guard Mutual Assistance campaign month. This year, instead of a traditional bake sale or a ...
05/04/2021

The month of April was Coast Guard Mutual Assistance campaign month. This year, instead of a traditional bake sale or a penny war, Base Portsmouth decided to partner with C5ISC-Portsmouth, MIFC, District 5, Sector Virginia, Portsmouth Federal Building Wardroom, CPOA Hampton Roads, and the Tidewater Consolidated Mess to host the first Annual CGMA Color Rush, a one-mile run/walk in which participants were splattered with colored cornstarch. #ColorRush

Over 317 members and their families from 21 local area commands participated in the event, raising $2,200 for CGMA. #CGMA

“These funds will help CGMA with education needs, family support as well as fully prepare us for the hurricane, typhoon and wildfire season. It was so fun to hear the laughter and everyone joining together for such an important cause. I can’t wait to see next year’s event be #cgmaevenbetter!”

“I just wanted a fun event where we could get outside and celebrate what’s been a really rough year. I love Mutual Assistance, and I love seeing all the smiles an event like this brings,” says coordinator Chief Jennifer Thompson. “We’ll definitely be trying to do this again next year.”

#StrongerTogether #USCG #SemperParatus

Join us as we say farewell to Capt. Joseph Loring and welcome Capt. David O'connell to Coast Guard Sector Maryland-Natio...
04/30/2021

Join us as we say farewell to Capt. Joseph Loring and welcome Capt. David O'connell to Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region.

Capt. O’Connell relieved Capt. Loring as commander of Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region in an official change of command ceremony held at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay today.

Rear Adm. Laura Dickey, commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony.

For more information, visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2d5ffc9

(U.S. Coast Guard Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves)

According to Military Benefits, more than 2 million children are impacted by having one or more parents deployed oversea...
04/30/2021

According to Military Benefits, more than 2 million children are impacted by having one or more parents deployed overseas since September 11, 2001. Military children also move three times more than the average child, making it harder of them to establish long lasting relationships with their peers and environment. The sacrifices military children make are not unnoticed and the Month of the Military Child seeks to recognize them for their resilience and perseverance. #monthofthemilitarychild #thenextgeneration #resilience #coastiekids #purpleup
Read more at http://ow.ly/IBeM50Erqeb

According to Military Benefits, more than 2 million children are impacted by having one or more parents deployed overseas since September 11, 2001. Military children also move three times more than the average child, making it harder of them to establish long lasting relationships with their peers and environment. The sacrifices military children make are not unnoticed and the Month of the Military Child seeks to recognize them for their resilience and perseverance. #monthofthemilitarychild #thenextgeneration #resilience #coastiekids #purpleup
Read more at http://ow.ly/IBeM50Erqeb

Are you going out on a port call or in town? Enjoy your night safely by looking out for your shipmates and friends. A fu...
04/29/2021

Are you going out on a port call or in town? Enjoy your night safely by looking out for your shipmates and friends. A fun night out doesn’t have to end with an alcohol incident. Call a ride! Look out for your friends!

Are you going out on a port call or in town? Enjoy your night safely by looking out for your shipmates and friends. A fun night out doesn’t have to end with an alcohol incident. Call a ride! Look out for your friends!

Every spring and fall, Boatswain Mates across the #CoastGuard sit before a panel of experts to determine whether or not ...
04/28/2021

Every spring and fall, Boatswain Mates across the #CoastGuard sit before a panel of experts to determine whether or not they'll earn the coveted Officer-in-Charge (OIC) certification.

Despite juggling patrols, leadership roles at their units and countless hours studying for the review boards, the following Coasties shined.

Please join me in congratulating Coast Guard's Fifth District newly certified OIC's!!

BMC Sean Homan, STA Little Creek, Multi-Mission Afloat & Multi-Mission Ashore

BMC David Snyder, STA Manasquan Inlet, Multi-Mission Afloat & Multi-Mission Ashore

BMC Jeffery Wecal, STA Annapolis, Multi-Mission Afloat & Multi-Mission Ashore

BM1 Jesse Blakeway, CGC ADAK, Multi-Mission Afloat

BM1 Dana Wise, STA Ocean City, ATON Afloat & ATON Ashore

BM1 Ken MacDougal, STA Cape Charles, Multi-Mission Afloat & Multi-Mission Ashore

If you aspire to become an Officer-in-Charge, join us this summer for the District 5 OIC College.

#leadership #FutureLeaders #boatswainmates

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Five lives saved! Bravo Zulu to our top-notch Oregon Inlet crew! Great outcome that would have been very different if th...
04/28/2021

Five lives saved! Bravo Zulu to our top-notch Oregon Inlet crew! Great outcome that would have been very different if they hadn't been wearing life jackets.

Station Oregon Inlet Case Update

Date:27APR21
Time:1730
Location: 6 Nautical Miles East of the Oregon Inlet Sea Buoy

Station Oregon Inlet watch stander receives a distress transmission of a 26 ft Grady White taking on water, 6 miles east of the Sea Buoy. Our 47 ft. Motor Life Boat then quickly got underway to assist the vessel in distress. The 47 crew got on scene to discover the vessel capsized with 3 people resting on the hull, and the other 2 hanging onto the vessel in the water. The crew quickly and efficiently recovered the 5 hypothermic fishermen and headed back to station. Dare Central EMS responded to the call from Station and stood by at the pier. All fishermen were wearing the proper life jackets and were located with help from an EPIRB(Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) that they had onboard.

Dare Central EMS are greatly appreciated for their assistance in this case.

Your family, friends and fellow Coasties care about you! If stressed after deployment, focus on living a full life that ...
04/27/2021

Your family, friends and fellow Coasties care about you! If stressed after deployment, focus on living a full life that brings balance.

Your family, friends and fellow Coasties care about you! If stressed after deployment, focus on living a full life that brings balance.

The Coast Guard understands families under, sometimes due to the needs of the service, that’s why there are assistance p...
04/26/2021

The Coast Guard understands families under, sometimes due to the needs of the service, that’s why there are assistance programs, like childcare subsidy, available to families to help ease the burden. Reach out to your local Health Safety & Work Life Regional Practice of CG SUPRT for more information. #monthofthemilitarychild #thenextgeneration #resilience #coastiekids

The Coast Guard understands families under, sometimes due to the needs of the service, that’s why there are assistance programs, like childcare subsidy, available to families to help ease the burden. Reach out to your local Health Safety & Work Life Regional Practice of CG SUPRT for more information. #monthofthemilitarychild #thenextgeneration #resilience #coastiekids

The role of the military child and their perseverance to prosper when their parents are called to duty is worthy of the ...
04/24/2021

The role of the military child and their perseverance to prosper when their parents are called to duty is worthy of the utmost recognition. In the Coast Guard’s 5th District alone there are just over 3,600 children of USCG members. More info here: http://ow.ly/JTJE50Erq1U #monthofthemilitarychild #thenextgeneration #resilience #coastiekids #purpleup

The role of the military child and their perseverance to prosper when their parents are called to duty is worthy of the utmost recognition. In the Coast Guard’s 5th District alone there are just over 3,600 children of USCG members. More info here: http://ow.ly/JTJE50Erq1U #monthofthemilitarychild #thenextgeneration #resilience #coastiekids #purpleup

Join us in congratulating Dr. John Burns, a member of USCG Auxiliary 82, as the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Fo...
04/23/2021

Join us in congratulating Dr. John Burns, a member of USCG Auxiliary 82, as the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation 2021 Hometown Hero award winner!

Dr. Burns’ commitment to the Coast Guard Auxiliary exemplifies the Coast Guard’s Core values- Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.

He has spent countless hours on watch as a qualified Officer of the Day aboard Coast Guard Cutters Bonito, Hammerhead and Shearwater.

Not only does he spend his days working alongside Coast Guard members, he also used his free time during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to construct masks when they were hard to get ahold of.

He and his wife, Chris, donated the masks that they made to Coast Guard members and their families, as well as other local organizations.

“AUXsome” job, Dr. John Burns!

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#USCGAux #SemperParatus #BravoZulu #HometownHero

Join us in congratulating Dr. John Burns, a member of USCG Auxiliary 82, as the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation 2021 Hometown Hero award winner!

Dr. Burns’ commitment to the Coast Guard Auxiliary exemplifies the Coast Guard’s Core values- Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.

He has spent countless hours on watch as a qualified Officer of the Day aboard Coast Guard Cutters Bonito, Hammerhead and Shearwater.

Not only does he spend his days working alongside Coast Guard members, he also used his free time during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to construct masks when they were hard to get ahold of.

He and his wife, Chris, donated the masks that they made to Coast Guard members and their families, as well as other local organizations.

“AUXsome” job, Dr. John Burns!

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#USCGAux #SemperParatus #BravoZulu #HometownHero

Celebrate Earth Day with the USCG! Marine Environmental Protection and Living Marine Resources are two of the 11 Coast G...
04/22/2021

Celebrate Earth Day with the USCG!

Marine Environmental Protection and Living Marine Resources are two of the 11 Coast Guard missions. The Coast Guard works with a variety of groups and organizations to ensure the livelihood of endangered marine species.

Keeping oceans and waterways free of trash and debris is one way you can help the Coast Guard celebrate Earth Day every day.

#USCG #earthdayeveryday #SemperParatus

Check out AET1 Daniel Swerdlow's new collar devices! Petty Officer Daniel Swerdlow's well deserved meritorious advanceme...
04/21/2021

Check out AET1 Daniel Swerdlow's new collar devices!

Petty Officer Daniel Swerdlow's well deserved meritorious advancement is a direct reflection to his dedication and commitment to the Coast Guard.

His personal actions on and off duty exemplify the Coast Guard's core values.

Congratulations, shipmate!

#USCG #SemperParatus

Know this kayak? This kayak was discovered overturned in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, near Archer's Point.Anyone with i...
04/21/2021

Know this kayak?

This kayak was discovered overturned in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, near Archer's Point.

Anyone with information pertaining to who may be the owner is asked to call Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 910-362-4015.

Members of the Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Port Safety and Security inspection team spent the da...
04/21/2021

Members of the Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Port Safety and Security inspection team spent the day at the Port of Baltimore conducting a multi-agency strike force operation yesterday.

The Coast Guard inspection team partnered with a Customs and Border Protection team to ensure the safe and legal transportation of containerized cargo.

#USCG #SemperParatus #CoastGuard

Have fun with your shipmates on liberty! But remember that even a couple of drinks can affect people differently!
04/20/2021

Have fun with your shipmates on liberty! But remember that even a couple of drinks can affect people differently!

Have fun with your shipmates on liberty! But remember that even a couple of drinks can affect people differently!

The average military family moves 3 times more often than their civilian counterpart according to the DoD, and that come...
04/19/2021

The average military family moves 3 times more often than their civilian counterpart according to the DoD, and that comes with a long list of adjustments for military kids. #thenextgeneration #resilience #coastiekids #purpleup

The average military family moves 3 times more often than their civilian counterpart according to the DoD, and that comes with a long list of adjustments for military kids. #thenextgeneration #resilience #coastiekids #purpleup

Coast Guard training is top notch! We build crewmembers, shipmates and LEADERS!
04/18/2021

Coast Guard training is top notch! We build crewmembers, shipmates and LEADERS!

Coast Guard Reservists assigned to the Coast Guard’s Fifth District pose for a photos with Fifth District Commander, Rea...
04/17/2021

Coast Guard Reservists assigned to the Coast Guard’s Fifth District pose for a photos with Fifth District Commander, Rear Adm. Laura Dickey, during a morale visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Norfolk, Va., April 15, 2021. The vaccination center is assisting with the federal effort to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Hampton
Roads residents.

Local Virginia Beach residents looking to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can now visit the Federal
Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Norfolk, Va., where more than 130
military members, including 12 Coast Guard Reservists, from across Hampton Roads are ready to assist.
Individuals can pre-register for a vaccine by going to http://ow.ly/IqnZ50EqoaK or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA
(1-877-829-4682), walk-ins are also accepted.

http://ow.ly/lUy950EqoaJ

Coast Guard Reservists assigned to the Coast Guard’s Fifth District pose for a photos with Fifth District Commander, Rear Adm. Laura Dickey, during a morale visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Norfolk, Va., April 15, 2021. The vaccination center is assisting with the federal effort to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Hampton
Roads residents.

Local Virginia Beach residents looking to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can now visit the Federal
Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Norfolk, Va., where more than 130
military members, including 12 Coast Guard Reservists, from across Hampton Roads are ready to assist.
Individuals can pre-register for a vaccine by going to http://ow.ly/IqnZ50EqoaK or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA
(1-877-829-4682), walk-ins are also accepted.

http://ow.ly/lUy950EqoaJ

In 2018, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence found and rescued three entangled sea turtles. The cutter was on a cou...
04/16/2021

In 2018, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence found and rescued three entangled sea turtles. The cutter was on a counter drug patrol in the Pacific Ocean, but made time to demonstrate their commitment to the protection of marine species. This is how the Coast Guard balances its 11 statutory missions. #LMR

In 2018, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence found and rescued three entangled sea turtles. The cutter was on a counter drug patrol in the Pacific Ocean, but made time to demonstrate their commitment to the protection of marine species. This is how the Coast Guard balances its 11 statutory missions. #LMR

Rear Adm. Melvin Bouboulis and RearAdm. Laura Dickey visited the 12 Coast Guard Reservists from the district who are sup...
04/16/2021

Rear Adm. Melvin Bouboulis and Rear
Adm. Laura Dickey visited the 12 Coast Guard Reservists from the district who are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. Melvin Bouboulis and Rear
Adm. Laura Dickey visited the 12 Coast Guard Reservists from the district who are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Norfolk, Va.

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a video of a spinning boat in Miami as a reminder that some vessels are required to ha...
04/16/2021
The Coast Guard is sending a warning with this video

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a video of a spinning boat in Miami as a reminder that some vessels are required to have wearable engine kill switches (link below). Having Emergency Cut Off Switches attached to you or your life jacket while operating your boat is now the law. Please make sure that this small, but important piece of equipment is a part of your plan before you head out on the water this summer!

http://ow.ly/hxCV50Eqrgh

The US Coast Guard has released a video of a spinning boat in Miami as a reminder that some vessels are required to have wearable engine kill switches.

The official symbol for the #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild is the dandelion. It puts down roots almost everywhere, is resilien...
04/16/2021

The official symbol for the #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild is the dandelion. It puts down roots almost everywhere, is resilient, & will bloom anywhere the wind takes it. Its roots are strong and its will to persevere is unwavering. #thenextgeneration #resilience #purpleup

The official symbol for the #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild is the dandelion. It puts down roots almost everywhere, is resilient, & will bloom anywhere the wind takes it. Its roots are strong and its will to persevere is unwavering. #thenextgeneration #resilience #purpleup

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