Coast Guard Air Station Astoria receives the service’s first centennial celebration painted helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria receives the service’s first centennial celebration painted helicopter
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter with a yellow paint scheme lands at Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., Jan. 15, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg) WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard Air Station Astoria received a yellow-painted MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at its base in Warrenton, Friday, in celebration of 100 years of Coast Guard aviation. The Jayhawk...

Coast Guard commander in NC relieved of duties

Coast Guard commander in NC relieved of duties
Jan. 12–WILMINGTON — The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that its North Carolina commander has been temporarily relieved of duty due to “loss of confidence in his abilities to command.” The Coast Guard did not specify what Capt. Sean Murtagh did to bring about the change in command of Sector North Carolina. Spokesman Nate Littlejohn said only that “information...

Man going to federal prison after Marines and Coast Guard respond to prank call

Man going to federal prison after Marines and Coast Guard respond to prank call
A North Carolina man will be spending the next three years and five month behind bars in federal prison after pleading guilty to making faulty distress calls to the Coast Guard. According to WITN, Charles Dowd, 27, made a mayday call to the Coast Guard claiming that a boat with seven people was sinking near the Core Creek Bridge that spans the intracoastal waterway.  He claimed there was a child...

Beacon of the Bay

Beacon of the Bay
Alcatraz Lighthouse on San Francisco Bay during sunrise, Oct. 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Robert Sevon) Story provided by Chief Petty Officer Robert Sevon, officer in charge of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team San Francisco Whether you are a mariner, photographer, writer or tourist, there is no denying the strong allure of the lighthouse. The lighthouse demands your...

Flying Santa delivers holiday cheer, gifts to Coast Guard families

Flying Santa delivers holiday cheer, gifts to Coast Guard families
Coast Guard members from Civil Engineering Unit Providence and their family members attend a Friends of Flying Santa event at Warwick Lighthouse, R.I., Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi Children of all ages dart back and forth on the lawns surrounding the historic Warwick Lighthouse, in Rhode Island on...

Shipmate For Life

Shipmate For Life
Chief Warrant Officer Richard Sambenedetto shows off his ‘Shipmate’ tattoo in his office at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. Sambenedetto’s motto is ‘Shipmate For Life.’ (U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen) By Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen A NAUTICAL SOUL Mr. Sam is many things. He’s forever a Coast...

CG-1426 Rising like a Phoenix

CG-1426 Rising like a Phoenix
The newly-restored HH-52A 1426 is unveiled during a ceremony at Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn Human flight is inherently amazing. For people looking to satisfy their wonder, or to simply bask in astonishment at accomplishments in the history of aviation, there’s no better place than the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly,...

Cuban Migrant Crisis: U.S. Coast Guard still focused on saving lives

Cuban Migrant Crisis: U.S. Coast Guard still focused on saving lives
Cuban nationals aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore eat rice and beans after being interdicted by Coast Guard crews in the Florida Straits, Dec. 8, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson) Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson FLORIDA STRAITS- The crew could not have been separated from the dock for more than an hour. The thick salt...

Setting Buoys and Examples

Setting Buoys and Examples
Seaman Nicholas Craig, a crew member at Aids to Navigation Team Cape May, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef) Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Uniformity is widespread in the Coast Guard. From training techniques, to the members themselves, it’s often difficult to determine one individual from another when gazing through a sea of blue...