Coast Guard Community Relations
Medical Rescue in Juneau
By Peter DeWeerdt
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew prepares the victim of a nearly fatal fall for evacuation from St. James Bay
to Juneau where he will be transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment. In an average year, the Coast Guard responds to 25,886 search
and rescue cases and saves over 4,880 lives.
Coast Guard Art Collection 2014, ID# 201405
Above the Seneca
By James Consor
The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca patrols in the Straits of Florida. Homeported in Boston, the cutter's missions range from protecting and enforcing
laws for living marine resources to deploying in support of joint agency intercepts of drug smugglers in the Caribbean Sea. The cutter uses tools
such as armed helicopters, infra-red cameras and non-lethal technology to stop drug-laden go-fast vessels.
Coast Guard Art Collection 2014, ID# 201404
Securing the Small Boat
By Louis Stephen Gadal
A small boat from the Cutter Swordfish returns after checking recreational boats in Puget Sound. The Swordfish is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported
at Group/Air Station Astoria in Port Angeles, Wash. The vesselís missions inlcude maritime law enforcement, search and rescue and protecting living marine resources.
Coast Guard Art Collection 2014, ID# 201407
By Chuck Van Horn
This Coast Guard boat, a law enforcement special purpose craft, is used for search and rescue, high-speed pursuit cases, and port and waterways coastal security.
Here the boat escorts a cruise liner out to sea. The crew member is returning a wave to a passenger aboard a cruise ship leaving Miami.
Coast Guard Art Collection 2014, ID# 201425
The goal of the Coast Guard’s Community Relations is to
foster positive relationships within the communities we live and operate. We develop, maintain and improve public
understanding and support of the Coast Guard’s missions through interaction
with our communities. We support our communities in a variety of ways
partnering with schools, participating in
speaking engagements, loaning Coast Guard art
to museums, and participating in parades, events and holiday observances.
Beyond our local involvement, many national Coast Guard programs give
you the opportunity to learn more about who we are and offer us the
opportunity to listen to your concerns.
For more information, please contact your local Public Affairs Office
or the Community Relations division at (202) 372-4620.
We want to hear from you! If the Coast Guard is
doing something that goes beyond the call of duty, we’d love to hear about
it. Contact us
and share your story.