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Unified Command Still Investigating Potomac River Oil Sheen

Members of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Strike Team and the Arlington Department of Environmental Services inspect manholes near South Fern Street in Arlington, Va., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (US Coast Guard/PO2 David Marin)

BALTIMORE — The Unified Command received results Wednesday of oil samples recovered during response operations in Arlington, Virginia. Analysis of these samples indicates they contain moderately weathered intermediate petroleum oil. “The results are being used by the Unified Command as one part of our larger investigative efforts to identify a... more

Coast Guard Helps Fishermen after Boat Fire South of Hawaii

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HONOLULU -- A U.S. Coast Guard airplane was heading south of Hawaii on Wednesday to help 42 people who abandoned their fishing vessel after it caught fire. The fishing crew boarded two life rafts, three work boats and one skiff upon leaving the 258-foot American Eagle. The U.S.-flagged vessel caught fire about 1,800 miles south of Hawaii. No i... more

Coast Guard Academy Offers Program For High school Students

Incoming first-year students take part in rigorous Sea Trials, a daylong exercise that tests them physically and mentally in preparation for life at the academy and as future officers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa A. Ferdinando.

If you are interested in finding out if the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is the right college to attend, you should consider attending the Academy Introduction Mission known as AIM. AIM is the nation's most realistic service academy summer program as it challenges and inspires rising high school seniors interested in serving their country and explo... more

Coast Guard Academy Investigating Cadets for Alleged Cheating

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NEW LONDON — The Coast Guard Academy is investigating a group of third-class cadets for allegedly cheating on online quizzes, which would be a violation of the academy's Honor Concept. Academy spokesman David Santos said he couldn't provide an exact number of cadets involved because "that kind of detail could jeopardize the investigation." The... more

Unified Command Continues Response to Potomac River Oil Sheen

A duck contaminated with oil is shown at Constitution Gardens in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a fuel oil sheen on the Potomac River. (Photo by Laurel Siegrist/US Coast Guard)

BALTIMORE -- The Unified Command continued its response to oil sheens Tuesday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. The Unified Command planned to use a deterring technique Tuesday to keep birds from entering Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary. "The use of small pyrotechnics to deter birds from using particular areas during an oil respo... more

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