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Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Stockman (right) chats with a judge.

U.S. Coast Guard Win 11 Medals in Culinary Competition

Earlier this month a team of U.S. Coast Guard chefs won seven Silver and four Bronze medals at the 42nd Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event in Fort Lee, Virginia. The Coast Guard Culinary Specialists serve in approximately 370 units worldwide supporting the Coast Guard mission by preparing nutritious meals for crew members and serving in various collateral duties on board the unit.

Unitred States Coast Guard member stands by 4.2 tons of seized cocaine.

Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine Worth an Estimated $125 Million

The U.S. Coast Guard this week offloaded approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million in wholesale value, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan. Four Guyanese men apprehended in this case were transferred Saturday to federal law enforcement authorities in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where they face potential prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office-District of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Statement by Secretary Kelly on Inauguration Security

Following the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, I want to commend the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the thousands of other state, local and federal law enforcement personnel for their excellent work in ensuring the peaceful transition of power – a cornerstone of our great democracy.

Photo of the Week

Securing the seas from smugglers. The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine with an estimated worth of $715 million, seized in international waters since October 1. Cutter Hamilton returned home from its maiden voyage last week, just in time for the holidays.Securing the seas from smugglers. The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine with an estimated worth of $715 million, seized in international waters since October 1. Cutter Hamilton returned home from its maiden voyage last week, just in time for the holidays.

Photo of the Week

A surviving U.S. servicemember reflects during a ceremony for the 75th Commemoration of the attack on Pearl HarborHonoring the fallen of yesterday, as we protect tomorrow. A surviving U.S. servicemember reflects during a ceremony for the 75th Commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson and Commandant of Coast Guard Admiral Paul Zukunft on Design Award for the Offshore Patrol Cutter

The Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard has announced that Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., of Panama City, Florida has been awarded a contract to continue development of the Offshore Patrol Cutter. The contract includes $110.29M for detail design of the Offshore Patrol Cutter and options for production of the lead ship and up to eight follow-on cutters. 

Photo of the Week

The U.S. Coast Guard protects our coastlines, ports, waterways and our people furthering the DHS mission. Today, the Coast Guard was deployed to survey the Apalachicola, Florida area with night compatible equipment for damage caused by Hurricane Hermine. The crew searched the area for people in distress, pollution, flooding, or other damages.The U.S. Coast Guard protects our coastlines, ports, waterways and our people furthering the  DHS mission. Today, the Coast Guard was deployed to survey the Apalachicola, Florida area with night compatible equipment for damage caused by Hurricane Hermine. The crew searched the area for people in distress, pollution, flooding, or other damages.

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