Coast Guardsmen honor fallen shipmate near Vashon Island, Wash.

Coast Guardsmen honor fallen shipmate near Vashon Island, Wash.
Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Seattle, Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101, Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and Safeboat International convene for an at-sea wreath laying ceremony in honor of Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Gill Jr. near Vashon Island, Wash., March 25, 2015. Boats from each unit, as well as a 65-foot boat built by Safeboat for the Tunisian navy, were strung together, serving as...

100 years and Ticking

100 years and Ticking
Linwood “Tick” Thumm as a young ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. By Coast Guard Auxiliarist member, Trey Clifton They were dubbed the greatest generation, and after spending an hour or so with Linwood Thumm, known more affectionately as “Tick,” it’s easy to understand why. His recollection of his service in the Coast Guard during WWII are as vivid as if he just left the battle....

Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg receives service’s final response boat

Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg receives service's final response boat
Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger and maritime industry personnel prepare to get underway on the 174th and final 45-foot Response Boat-Medium after a ceremony marking the delivery milestone, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Crystalynn A. Kneen) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard held a ceremony to recognize the 174th and final delivery of the Coast Guard’s...

Trackside to seaside: Pit stops prepare former NASCAR jackman for U.S. Coast Guard

Trackside to seaside: Pit stops prepare former NASCAR jackman for U.S. Coast Guard
Justin Terry helps set up the pit box before a NASCAR race in Charlotte, N.C. in May of 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by J.D. Terry) by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn Ever wonder what it’s like to respond to a distress call as a member of a Coast Guard boat crew, in the dark, in high winds and heavy swells? How about to work as part of a NASCAR pit crew? To be surrounded by thousands...

Coast Guard honors Centenarian, first African American woman to enlist in Coast Guard

Coast Guard honors Centenarian, first African American woman to enlist in Coast Guard
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft with Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, who had a building dedicated to her at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, March 12, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi) NEW YORK — A ceremony was held at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, Thursday, to officially rename the Sector New York Galley in honor...

A unique rescue operation saves two endangered sea turtles

A unique rescue operation saves two endangered sea turtles
Seaman Brandon Groshens and crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert work to free to Olive Ridley sea turtles entangled in a bundle of fishing gear off Central America Feb. 10, 2015. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marissa Massey) Story by Lt. Donnie Brzuska ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Alert from Astoria conducted a unique rescue while on a counter narcotics patrol in...

Taking charge

Taking charge
Senior Chief Petty Officer Corbin Ross, officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Annapolis. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Marin ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Rough weather, fatigue, hunger, long hours – these are all conditions Coast Guard service members know well. It is ultimately the responsibility of one person to train, prepare...

Behind the wings

Behind the wings
Petty Officer 2nd Class Suzanne Sanchez, a food specialist with Coast Guard Air Station Miami, prepares meals and serves, on average of 100, civilian and Coast Guard personnel on a daily basis. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney) by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney MIAMI – From the movies on the big screen to the 6 o’clock news, Coast Guard aircrews are often...

Maine Coast Guard officer relieved of duties by superiors

Maine Coast Guard officer relieved of duties by superiors
U.S. Coast Guard cutter Moray. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.   By Abigail Curtis, Bangor Daily News, Maine March 07–JONESPORT, Maine — U.S. Coast Guard officials said Saturday morning the officer in charge of Jonesport-based cutter Moray has been relieved of his duties because of loss of confidence in his ability to command. Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard...