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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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    The cutter Courier, then based in Yorktown, Va., is shown circa 1966-1968, after it was converted to a training vessel. In the midst of the Cold War, the ship was on a mission named Operation Vagabond, deployed as a radio relay station to broadcast Voice of America programs into parts of the Soviet Union, communist bloc countries and the Middle East. AP via Coast Guard

    Coast Guard Cold War mission celebrated

    In the midst of the Cold War, a Coast Guard ship dedicated by President Harry Truman embarked on a novel mission. The 338-foot ship had only small arms and giant balloons to hold up the antennas vital to its task.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
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    In this Oct. 15, 2004, file photo, Zack O'Leary, right, carries bags filled with oil-covered wood debris down a Vashon Island, Wash., beach near Neill Point following an oil spill. Drew Perine / AP

    States concerned about proposed Coast Guard rules

    As the U.S. Coast Guard moves to assert its federal authority over maritime issues, officials in Washington, Alaska and other states are concerned by what it may mean for states' rights in preventing and preparing for oil spills.

    • Jun. 15, 2014
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    No court-martial for Coast Guard cadet

    A U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadet accused of entering a classmate's room and touching her leg will not face a court-martial, the academy said Thursday.

    • Jun. 12, 2014
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    Command of U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska changing

    A new leader is taking over command of the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska.

    • Jun. 12, 2014
  4. A sign announces the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at the Hailey Paint and Supply store on June 1 in Hailey, Idaho, Bergdahl's hometown. Scott Olson / Getty Images

    Bergdahl discharged from Coast Guard before joining Army

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for five years by an Islamic insurgent group in Afghanistan before the controversial barter that brought him freedom, was discharged from the Coast Guard two years before joining the Army.

    • Jun. 11, 2014
  5. A $250 million Norwegian spy ship, tentatively named Marjata, will be equipped with sensors and other technology to snoop on Russia's activities in the Arctic beginning in 2016. AP

    Cold War-style spy games return to melting Arctic

    In early March, a mysterious ship the size of a large passenger ferry left a Romanian wharf, glided through the narrow Bosporus that separates Europe and Asia, and plotted a course toward Scandinavia.

    • Jun. 11, 2014
  6. Coast Guard releases discipline data

    The Coast Guard handed down 10 court-martial convictions, eight discharges and five reliefs in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, according to good order and discipline statistics it released last month.

    • Jun. 7, 2014
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    A Coast Guard member stands on the walkway around a water tower at the agency's training center Thursday in Cape May, N.J. A Coast Guard spokeswoman says the active guard member climbed the tower before noon and didn't come down until around 2 a.m. Friday. Dale Gerhard / AP

    Man comes down from tower at N.J. Coast Guard base

    CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — After many hours of urging, a Coast Guard member has climbed down from a water tower at the agency's training center in Cape May.

    • Jun. 6, 2014
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    Artist's conception of the Eastern Shipbuilding Group's offshore patrol cutter concept. Eastern Shipbuilding

    Coast Guard cutter award upheld

    The Coast Guard's February award of three contracts to develop competing designs for the new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program has been upheld by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), disappointing rivals Huntington Ingalls and VT Halter Marine.

    • Jun. 5, 2014
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    Adm. Robert J. Papp sits for his final interview as Coast Guard commandant with Navy Times on May 9 before his retirement at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mike Morones / Staff

    Retiring Coast Guard commandant looks back

    If you ask the outgoing Coast Guard commandant, he'll tell you that he never thought he'd make it to the top spot. He'll also say holding the job is the highlight of his 39-year career.

    • May. 31, 2014
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    Adm. Paul Zukunft is congratulated by outgoing Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp in front of Department of Homeland Securty Secretary Jeh Johnson during a change-of-command ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Coast Guard

    Zukunft takes over as new Coast Guard commandant

    Thousands of Coast Guardsmen, past and present, gathered alongside friends and family at the Coast Guard's gleaming headquarters Friday to celebrate the retirement of Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and welcome the new chief, Adm. Paul Zukunft.

    • May. 30, 2014
  7. Michelle Obama to help lay keel for new submarine

    First lady Michelle Obama on Monday will help lay the keel for a new submarine under construction in Rhode Island.

    • May. 29, 2014
  8. In this May 4 image made from video released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese coast guard vessel, right, fires water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel off the coast of Vietnam. Vietnam Coast Guard/The Associated Press

    On high seas, Vietnam and China play tense game

    Each day the Vietnamese ships tried to get close to the rig. And each day they were driven back by the much larger Chinese ships.

    • May. 17, 2014
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    2 sentenced for deadly Coast Guard encounter

    A convicted smuggler who rammed his boat into a Coast Guard vessel off the Southern California coast, killing a crewman, has been sentenced to life in federal prison.

    • May. 13, 2014
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