Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers State of the Coast Guard Address
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address at the Ray Evans Conference Center at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley) WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in...

Enlisting Opportunity

Enlisting Opportunity
Fireman Shirlanda Charles stands near a 47-foot Motor Life Boat at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Charles was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and became an American citizen in 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham) Coast Guard Fireman Shirlanda Charles is a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, who began...

Sailors need rescued in blizzard after buying boat on Ebay

Sailors need rescued in blizzard after buying boat on Ebay
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an Australian father and son stranded at sea off Nantucket during Winter Storm Neptune. It was the duo’s first attempt at sailing together. Jason McGlashan first laid eyes on the 43-foot sailboat “Sedona” on eBay and won the boat with a winning bid of $10,000. McGlashan originally planned on going to make the trip to America solo, but was convinced by his mother...

Station Quillayute River honors fallen Coast Guardsmen

Station Quillayute River honors fallen Coast Guardsmen
On Feb. 12, 1997. Petty Officer 2nd Class David Bosley, Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Schlimme and Seaman Clinton Miniken were ejected from their lifeboat when it capsized, while the crew was responding to a sinking sailboat, and did not survive the incident. The crew holds a memorial ceremony every year on the anniversary of the incident.   A memorial wreath with a the words “Gone But Never...

Honoring Purple Heart recipients

Honoring Purple Heart recipients
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala The U.S. Coast Guard has served in every major conflict since 1790, including the War of 1812, the Vietnam War, World War I and World War II. Many people have died or were injured in combat, and as a result, awarded the Purple Heart medal. However, only one name is recognized at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in Windsor, New York. That is,...

Listening to the deep

Listening to the deep
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU – We know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than we do about the ocean’s seafloor. With water encompassing 63.78 million square miles, the oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, with the world’s largest body of water, the Pacific Ocean, covering roughly one third. The Pacific also boasts the deepest trenches, specifically...

Coast Guard buoy deck supervisor: BDS small title, large responsibility

Coast Guard buoy deck supervisor: BDS small title, large responsibility
The 24-year old’s black bun is tightly wound underneath a grimy yellow hard hat. Her meticulous French-tipped nails are hidden by mechanics gloves. She raises her arm and signals the crane operator to raise the chain from the bottom of Florida’s Tampa Bay. For hours, she yells, with conviction, over the howling wind and directs her shipmates to move heavy chain, scrape buoys, hammer shackles,...

Statement from Coast Guard 1st District Commander regarding Bourne shooting

Statement from Coast Guard 1st District Commander regarding Bourne shooting
BOSTON — Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, commander of the First Coast Guard District, offers the following message regarding the Thursday morning shooting incident in Bourne, Massachusetts that involved three Coast Guard members. “Today the Coast Guard family suffered a tragic loss. I am saddened to report that we lost a team member this morning to an act of violence. Another Coast Guard member and...

Rescue 21 System Logs 75,000th Search And Rescue Case

Rescue 21 System Logs 75,000th Search And Rescue Case
The Coast Guard Rescue 21 communications system was employed in its 75,000th search and rescue case Jan. 15, 2015, since the service started tracking Rescue 21 caseloads in June 2010. The system is currently providing coverage of nearly 42,000 miles of coastline, including the entire Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the continental United States as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes, Hawaii,...