Coast Guard welcomes centennial-themed helicopter to San Diego

Coast Guard welcomes centennial-themed helicopter to San Diego
A yellow MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrives at Coast Guard Sector San Diego in celebration of 100 years of Coast Guard aviation on July 21, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard Sector San Diego now has a new yellow-painted MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter in celebration of the centennial of Coast Guard aviation. The Jayhawk helicopter is one of...

Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy

Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewmembers disembark the cutter for the last time during a ceremony marking the transfer of the vessel to the Philippine Navy July 21, 2016, in Alameda, California.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. ALAMEDA, Calif. – A ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Base Alameda authorized the transfer of a third decommissioned Coast Guard...

Church creates song calling Coasties “faggots” who are condemned to hell

Church creates song calling Coasties "faggots" who are condemned to hell
The Westboro Baptist Church released a press release on July 5th stating their intent to picket a Florida-based Coast Guard Air Station. In the inflammatory extremist group’s news release they stated their visit would take place at USCG’s Clearwater Air Station on July 10th. “We will come to Clearwater with God’s message — REPENT OR PERISH — and share our scriptural...

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles east of Beach Haven, NJ

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles east of Beach Haven, NJ
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering from seasickness 12 miles east of Beach Haven, New Jersey, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay dispatched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City after receiving a distress call from a crew member aboard the 28-foot boat Miss Leanne, which ran out of fuel 12 miles east of Beach Haven, New...

Coast Guard requesting feedback on proposed anchorages along Hudson River

Coast Guard requesting feedback on proposed anchorages along Hudson River
NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public participation in the discussion of possible additional anchorage grounds for commercial vessels on the Hudson River to promote navigational safety. Ten sites from Yonkers to Kingston have been identified as potential anchorages. On June 9, 2016, the Coast Guard published an Advance Notice to Proposed Rulemaking in a federal registry notice found...

Coast Guard tests communication equipment during Cascadia Rising exercise

Coast Guard tests communication equipment during Cascadia Rising exercise
Chief Petty Officer Mark Bigsby from Coast Guard Base Seattle, operates a deployable contigency communications system near Ellensburg, Wash. June 7, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Marshall Wilson. Ellensburg, Wash. – Seattle-based Coast Guardsmen successfully tested deployable contingency communications systems during Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise, Tuesday near Ellensburg. Communications...

Coast Guard suspends search after VMRC locates deceased kayaker

Coast Guard suspends search after VMRC locates deceased kayaker
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Saturday for a kayaker in the York River south of Belleview. Coast Guard air and boat crews began searching after 2 p.m., joining crews from James City County, Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. A VMRC crew located the deceased kayaker using side scan sonar at about 5:15 p.m., and...

Coast Guard cheers on one of their own at Invictus Games 2016

Coast Guard cheers on one of their own at Invictus Games 2016
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell, Command Master Chief Leilani Cale-Jones, Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, and Petty Officer 1st Class Evan Ward, Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year, pose for a photo with Petty Officer 3rd Class Krissy Esget, a retired Coast Guard member participating in the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, May...

Coast Guard ends “Bubble man’s” journey after two days

Coast Guard ends "Bubble man's" journey after two days
After only two days of an endurance running feat that would have taken him past the Bahamas, Haiti and Cuba afloat in a handcrafted bubble, ultra marathoner Ray “Reza” Baluchi has ended his trek on the advice of authorities. Ray “Reza” Baluchi left from Pompano Beach on Friday and was picked up Sunday by the U.S. Coast Guard near Fort Pierce, cutting short what...