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    A Coast Guard law enforcement detachment transports 576 kilograms of cocaine, valued at $19 million, in the Straits of Florida. The contraband was interdicted in August during Operation Martillo, an international effort to stop the flow of drugs. MCPO Sean C. Benton/Coast Guard

    In war with drug traffickers, Coast Guard stretched thin

    While the world focuses on conflicts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the Coast Guard and its U.S. Southern Command partners are looking west.

    • Oct. 18, 2014
  1. An old target from the days of extensive Navy bombardments rests on the coast line of San Clemente Island, in 2013. Lenny Ignelzi / AP

    Navy stops search for missing civilian San Clemente worker

    The Navy and Coast Guard have suspended the search for a civilian employee working on the military's San Clemente Island off Southern California.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  2. A sign warns visitors of the dangers involved when entering the seaside hills of San Clemente Island, on July 17, 2013. Lenny Ignelzi/The Associated Press

    Navy searches for civilian worker missing from San Clemente Island

    The Navy and Coast Guard are searching for a civilian employee from the military's San Clemente Island off Southern California who has not been heard from since heading out to fish.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  3. Coast Guard issues new protocols to prevent Ebola

    One U.S. Coast Guard sector says it will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they are allowed into port.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
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    Florida man's rescue from bubble cost $144,000

    The rescue of a Florida man who set off in a human-powered bubble to Bermuda cost authorities $144,000.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  4. Coast Guard court-martial over Key West assault

    A U.S. Coast Guard petty officer is facing a court-martial for allegedly assaulting a tourist couple outside a Key West bar last year.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  5. The Coast Guard arrives Oct. 4 on scene off the coast of Miami to respond to a report of a man aboard an inflatable hydro bubble who was disoriented. Coast Guard air crew were able to safely pick up Reza Baluchi and the bubble Coast Guard spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said in a statement. AP

    Man floating in bubble rescued by Coast Guard

    A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating 'Hydro Pod' was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue.

    • Oct. 5, 2014
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    A handmade wooden boat containing Haines' ashes burns during a burial at sea Sept. 29. Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham / Coast Gua

    Coast Guard gives WWII vet a Viking funeral at sea

    The Coast Guard carries out dozens of burials at sea in a given year, but one World War II veteran got a unique farewell.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
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    Coast Guard releases legal results

    The Coast Guard handed down 12 courts-martial, 45 bad-conduct discharges and three reliefs-for-cause in the second quarter of fiscal 2014, according to good order and discipline statistics it released in September.

    • Sep. 27, 2014
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    The crew of the cutter Hamilton take part in a ceremony on the flight deck at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss., Monday. The Hamilton is the fourth of eight planned ships in the Coast Guard's Legend-class of technologically advanced multi-mission cutters. PO3 Carlos Vega/Coast Guard

    Hamilton crew excited to get maiden voyage underway

    The crew of the national security cutter Hamilton stood the ship's first watch Monday, following a ceremony and celebration for the ship's delivery to the Coast Guard.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  6. This July 2, 2011, photo provided by the Coast Guard shows Richard Belisle, second from left, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, second from right, with Jim Wells, left, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Beauford as they help erect a communications antenna on Shemya Island, Alaska. Wells was sentenced Tuesday to four life terms for the shooting deaths of Hopkins and Belisle, two co-workers at a Kodiak Island communication station in 2012. Coast Guard/The Associated Press

    Judge orders restitution in Coast Guard shootings

    The man convicted of killing two men at a Coast Guard communications station in Kodiak has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million to their estates.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
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    Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Jason Grimm keeps watch near a fireworks display on July 12 as he and other Coast Guard personnel out of Station Kings Point, N.Y., work near a barge shooting fireworks off Glen Island in western Long Island Sound near New Rochelle, N.Y. A wedding celebrated on Glen Island featured fireworks, and the Coast Guard engaged in keeping a safe zone for boaters around the pyrotechnics. Craig Ruttle/AP

    Taxpayers cover Coast Guard private-party patrols

    At private parties on the waters of Long Island Sound, lined by some of the country's most exclusive real estate, hosts setting off elaborate fireworks displays enjoy a little-known benefit. Security is provided, at no expense, by the U.S.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
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    The Coast Guard cutter Monomoy is seen in 2012. Navy

    Iran confirms Coast Guard fired at fishing boat

    The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a 'clash.'

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  7. The Coast Guard cutter Monomoy, seen in this 2005 file photo, fired at an Iranian dhow in self-defense during an encounter Tuesday in the Persian Gulf, according to the Defense Department. JOSN Joseph Ebalo / Navy

    Coast Guard fires on Iranian sailing vessel

    A Coast Guard boat operating in the Persian Gulf fired in defense on an Iranian vessel Tuesday, according to a Defense Department statement.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  8. A National Guard vehicle drives through the flooded Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., on Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Craig Ruttle / AP

    Military still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey

    Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home.

    • Aug. 17, 2014
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    Cutter Completion: The Hamilton, seen in July on its first round of builder's sea trials, will be the first of the Coast Guard's national security cutters based on the East Coast. Huntington Ingalls Industries

    Coast Guard cutter program hits its stride

    It's not often the Coast Guard takes center stage at the sprawling Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The huge facility builds more different kinds of ships for the Navy than any other yard.

    • Aug. 16, 2014
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    Coast Guardsman sought in Wash. death found dead

    A Coast Guardsman identified as a suspect in the slaying of a 59-year-old Washington state woman has been found dead in an apparent suicide in a remote area near Show Low, Arizona, authorities said Monday.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
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    Coast Guard's early retirement could expand to enlisted ranks

    Officers nearing 15 years in service next year have an opportunity to retire sooner than usual thanks to the latest early retirement program.

    • Aug. 3, 2014
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    People's Liberation Army sailors pat down U.S. Coast Guardsmen playing the role of merchant mariners Wednesday aboard the Coast Guard cutter Waesche off Hawaii. Chinese sailors boarded the Coast Guard cutter Waesche for a drill checking cargo as part of Rim of the Pacific exercises the U.S. is hosting in Hawaii waters this month. Audrey McAvoy / AP

    China joins counter-piracy part of Hawaii drills

    China has been boarding ships looking for mock pirates and contraband as it joins the world's largest maritime exercises for the first time.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
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    Former Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr. on May 22, 2013. Jessica Hill/The Associated Press

    Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

    The State Department has named a retired Coast Guard admiral to serve as its first special representative for Arctic issues.

    • Jul. 16, 2014
  9. Court-martial set for Wisconsin Coast Guardsman

    A court-martial will be held for a U.S. Coast Guardsman accused of having abusive sexual contact with a female colleague while stationed in Milwaukee.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  10. This July 2, 2011, photo provided by the Coast Guard shows Richard Belisle, second from left, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, second from right, with Jim Wells, left, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Beauford as they help erect a communications antenna on Shemya Island, Alaska. Wells was sentenced Tuesday to four life terms for the shooting deaths of Hopkins and Belisle, two co-workers at a Kodiak Island communication station in 2012. Coast Guard/The Associated Press

    Alaska man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

    A 63-year-old Alaska man has been sentenced to four consecutive life terms after being convicted in the shooting deaths of two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Alaska's Kodiak Island.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
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    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft ran down his top priorities for in a June 30 interview with Navy Times in his Washington, D.C., office. PA2 Patrick Kelley/Coast Guard

    New Coast Guard boss sets course for service

    It's been a month since Adm. Paul Zukunft took the helm of the Coast Guard, and now that he's had some time to get situated, he's talking about his direction for the service.

    • Jul. 7, 2014
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    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft ran down his top priorities for in a June 30 interview with Navy Times in his Washington, D.C., office. PA2 Patrick Kelley/Coast Guard

    New Coast Guard commandant wants to limit PCS moves

    It's been one month to the day since Adm. Paul Zukunft took the helm of the Coast Guard, and now that he's had some time to get situated, he's talking about his direction for the service.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
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    Va.-based Coast Guard cutter getting new command

    A change of command is scheduled for the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard cutter Legare.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
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