Experience the Coast Guard

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In this section you will hear stories of bravery and courage, rescues and drug busts, environmental pollution cleanup, terrorists, and notable off-duty accomplishments. These are real-life stories about Coast Guard men and women in action.

Coast Guardsmen come from all over the country and from all walks of life. Some have boating experience while others had never been on the water until joining the Coast Guard. In this section you can read profiles of Coast Guardsmen from across the country and throughout the world. 

For more stories and additional information, visit Official Blog of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Library.

Picture of Coast Guard Divers in the water.

Coast Guard Divers in Space

A crew of aquanauts - yes aquanauts! - left surface life and submerged themselves in the world's only undersea laboratory, Aquarius, for two weeks.

A sinking self-propelled, semi-submersible interdicted in the Western Caribbean Sea.

Spotting Drug Subs from the Sky

Coast Guard crews have been hard at work disrupting a rising threat as drug smugglers use increasingly sophisticated and evolving methods to evade authorities in the Caribbean.