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  • Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

    Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

    Physical fitness requirements in the Coast Guard are often linked directly specific job requirements. Coast Guard men and women who serve on Law Enforcement, Port Security or Maritime Safety and Security Teams, must comply with specific physical standards. The following chart shows the Coast Guard's Physical Fitness requirements for serving on these elite teams: Men Push-ups Sit & rea... more

  • DOG Seeks More Good Coasties

    Dog Seeks More Good Coasties

    The Deployable Operations Group is seeking at least 100 of the Coast Guard's finest junior officers and enlisted personnel to compete for the DOG's tactical billets by applying for the assessment and selection program, a rigorous week-long test of physical strength and mental savvy that also includes specialized training. "I count on 'dogs that hunt' in all that I do," said Adm. Thad Allen, Coast Guard Commandant. "This command is organizatio... more

  • Alaska Marine Highway System, Coast Guard Establish Agreement

    Lt. Ryan Butler, Lt. j.g. Katharine Martorelli, Chief Warrant Officer Israel Nieves and Chief Warrant Officer Martin Donohue from Sector Juneau, Alaska, along with vessel Master Captain Josh McGrath and two other crewmembers. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

    JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Alaska Marine Highway System successfully established their first ever Mutual Training Agreement after an inaugural ship ride between the two agencies Dec. 7-14, 2015. Four Coast Guard Sector Juneau marine inspectors completed the inaugural ship ride onboard the motor vessel Malaspina, and sailed from Juneau to Bellingham, Washington, and back, working alongside the vessel's crew. Throughout the voyage, i... more

  • Coast Guard Air Station to Conduct Annual Standardization Training

    Crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., conduct hoist training with a 25-foot response boat in Lake Michigan, July 4, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Traverse City)

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City is scheduled to conduct an annual standardization and certification visit beginning Monday and continuing through Oct. 2. In order to maintain readiness to conduct search-and-rescue operations on the lakes during dangerous weather conditions and perform other critical public services, Coast Guard air crews must constantly train to maintain an expert level of aviation and... more

  • Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

    Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

    If you have been motivated by the heroics played live on your television set or movie screens to think about becoming a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer - be prepared because when you arrive at Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer School in Elizabeth City N.C., you will be expected to excel in one of the most stressful environments in military training. According to the Rescue Swimmer course syllabus, rescue swimmers must have flexibility, strength, enduranc... more

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