Northern Michigan Coast Guard units, lighthouse society honor fallen Coast Guard member 46 years after tragedy

Northern Michigan Coast Guard units, lighthouse society honor fallen Coast Guard member 46 years after tragedy
Linda Ashley VandenHeuvel and Michael Ashley, joined by Coast Guard Ensign Suzannah Peters of Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, honor their brother, Seaman Don Ashley during a ceremony in DeTour Village, Michigan on Aug. 17, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich — A U.S. Coast Guardsman who lost his life more than 46 years ago while serving at the DeTour Reef Lighthouse in Upper...

Search enters second day for 5 missing Army aviators off Oahu

Search enters second day for 5 missing Army aviators off Oahu
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Ahi (WPB 87364) returning to Coast Guard Base Honolulu, after searching throughout the night for five crewmembers aboard a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter off Ka’ena Point, Oahu, Aug. 17, 2017. The Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB 1349), a 110-foot patrol boat, are taking their place in the search. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Adam...

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay to host open house Saturday

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay to host open house Saturday
Station Humboldt Bay Open House file photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay personnel are scheduled to host an open house event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station, located at 200 New Navy Base Road in Eureka. The free, public event will welcome members of the community onto the base to see Coast Guard helicopters and small boats as well as emergency vehicles from...

Coast Guard stresses safety surrounding Eclipse

Coast Guard stresses safety surrounding Eclipse
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard, in coordination with federal, state, and local partners, is stressing public safety for the upcoming eclipse on August 21, 2017. “With anticipation and excitement for the historic eclipse passing through the Charleston area, the Coast Guard wants to highlight the importance of safety and preparedness for those enjoying the waterways here in the Low Country,”...

Florence, Oregon named nation’s 24th Coast Guard City

Florence, Oregon named nation's 24th Coast Guard City
A new sign recognizing the City of Florence, Ore., as a Coast Guard City welcomes residents and visitors to Florence on Oregon Highway 126 near the Highway 101 junction, Aug. 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. FLORENCE, Ore. – The Coast Guard designated the City of Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony held at the Florence Events Center, Wednesday...

Search continues for 5 missing Army aviators off Oahu

Search continues for 5 missing Army aviators off Oahu
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Ahi searching for five crewmembers aboard a downed Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter west of Ka’ena Point, Oahu, Aug. 16, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — Responders are continuing the search for five missing Army aviators from a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter approximately two miles west of Ka’ena Point, Oahu, Wednesday. Searching are: HC-130...

Woman missing 5 days found safe, hoisted by Coast Guard helo near Florence, Oregon

Woman missing 5 days found safe, hoisted by Coast Guard helo near Florence, Oregon
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo FLORENCE, Ore. – A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a woman found near the Sea Lion Caves in Florence, Oregon, Wednesday afternoon. The aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Sector North Bend hoisted the woman around 2 p.m. and transferred her to a local emergency medical service crew waiting on shore. At 1:25 p.m., a team from...

Coast Guard Cutters Move to New Home in Sandy Hook, NJ

Coast Guard Cutters Move to New Home in Sandy Hook, NJ
Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak file photo NEW YORK – Two Coast Guard cutters have moved homeports to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on August 16, 2017. The cutters have spent the past several years homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey after the piers in Sandy Hook became unusable following Hurricane Sandy. Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak, a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat, and Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot...

Shipwreck survivor meets with Coast Guard rescuers in Portsmouth, VA

Shipwreck survivor meets with Coast Guard rescuers in Portsmouth, VA
From left to right: Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class John Fuller, Petty Officer 2nd Class Brittany Wygand, Petty Officer 1st Class Andrea Cobb, shipwreck survivor Jacob Van Ommen, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Luker, Lt. j.g. Bradley Milliken and Capt. Kevin Carroll pose for a group photo during an event on Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 16, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist...