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Bollinger Delivers Fast Response Cutter to Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier, a fast response cutter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Lockport-based Bollinger Shipyards delivered the USCGC Joseph Tezanos, the 18th Fast Response Cutter, to the U.S. Coast Guard today in Key West, Fla. "The fleet of FRCs already in commission have more than proven their worth with tons of narcotics seized, thousands of illegal aliens interdicted and many lives saved. We at Bollinger Shipyards ar... more

Second Body Found as Searchers Seek Missing Family in Gulf

This photo made available by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a kayak recovered within a debris field off the coast of Sanibel, Fla., Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

MIAMI — A second body was recovered Thursday as crews continued searching the Gulf of Mexico for a family missing off of southwest Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. Cape Coral Fire and Rescue found the body Thursday morning, about 4 miles from where searchers found another body Wednesday, a Coast Guard news release said. Authorities have... more

Coast Guard Exchanges Halt Sales of 'Assault-style' Guns

Two Coast Guard HH-60J helicopters and one HH-65A helicopter sit on the tarmac of Air Station Kodiak awaiting the next call for help. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PAC Tod A. Lyons, USCG)

KODIAK, Alaska — "Assault-style" guns are no longer being sold at four Coast Guard exchange stores that handle firearms, the agency confirmed. John Riley, chief operating officer for Coast Guard exchanges, said the stores define assault-style weapons as semi-automatic guns with magazines with a capacity of at least 20 rounds, the Kodiak Daily M... more

Coast Guard to Boost Security at Kodiak Base

Two Coast Guard HH-60J helicopters and one HH-65A helicopter sit on the tarmac of Air Station Kodiak awaiting the next call for help. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PAC Tod A. Lyons, USCG)

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard base in Kodiak is beefing up its security with a new system that will affect the military installation's civilian visitors. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that all vendors, contractors and anyone seeking a day pass at the base will need to register through the new security system starting Sept. 1. Chief Warrant... more

Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

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Coast Guard Tuition Assistance assists eligible personnel in their professional development by providing funding for off-duty voluntary education courses to broaden their academic or Coast Guard technical background. Current Payment Rates The maximum amount paid for tuition assistance: 75% Tuition Not to exceed: $187 @ Semester Credit... more

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