Coast Guard Cutter Rush commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Coast Guard Cutter Rush commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Rush hosted approximately 70 Vietnam War veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Saturday. The Rush departed Coast Guard Base Honolulu at 9 a.m. for a short day cruise off the coast of Oahu. Guests were provided an opportunity to tour Rush and learn about its history in the Vietnam War. The cruise was one of many events held across America...

Coast Guard Cutter William Trump commissioning ceremony held at Sector Key West

Coast Guard Cutter William Trump commissioning ceremony held at Sector Key West
Key West, FL – The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump was commissioned during a ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West Saturday Jan. 24, 2015. The Trump is the 11th fast response cutter in the Coast Guard fleet. Rear Adm. Jake Korn served as the presiding official at the Cutter William Trump commissioning ceremony. Each fast response cutter is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished...

Civilian employees offer passion, perspective to Coast Guard

Civilian employees offer passion, perspective to Coast Guard
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn Have you ever thought about joining the Coast Guard, but couldn’t get past the thought of suffering through boot camp? Many people don’t realize the Coast Guard employs more than 7,000 women and men who don’t wear a military uniform. These Coast Guard civilian employees work alongside active-duty, reserve, and auxiliary members in support...

Coast Guard presents Achievement Medals to 5 crewmembers from Station Annapolis

Coast Guard presents Achievement Medals to 5 crewmembers from Station Annapolis
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Coast Guard presented the Achievement Medal to five crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Annapolis Friday at the Fleet Reserve Club in Annapolis, for saving the life of three boaters in 2014. Petty Officers 2nd Class Bradley Bishop, Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew C. Vardakis, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob S. Wieduwilt, former Seaman Kimberly Fleshman, and Fireman Conor M. Cantwell...

Fabrication Starts For Coast Guard’s Seventh National Security Cutter

Fabrication Starts For Coast Guard’s Seventh National Security Cutter
Fabrication of the Coast Guard’s seventh national security cutter, Kimball, officially began Jan. 19 at Ingalls Shipbuilding. This milestone marks the start of the production process and is traditionally held after 100 tons of steel for the ship have been cut during pre-fabrication. Celebrating the start of fabrication for the seventh national security cutter, Kimball, at Ingalls Shipbuilding are,...

12th Fast Response Cutter Delivered To Coast Guard

12th Fast Response Cutter Delivered To Coast Guard
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 12th Sentinel-class fast response cutter, Isaac Mayo, in Key West, Florida, earlier this month. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, the sixth fast response cutter to be based in Key West, Florida, arrives at its home port for the first time. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The ship is the sixth FRC to be based in Key West. Its commissioning is scheduled for March 2015....

Bracing for Winter

Bracing for Winter
Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen All the leaves have fallen. Nature’s autumnal palette of vibrant colors has faded away. The water’s surface will slowly turn to ice. The Coast Guard stands ready to break it. The artery that is the Delaware River provides the means to deliver goods, both needed for survival and the enjoyment of life. When that passage ceases to flow, the Coast Guard...

Play ball! Clearwater, Fla. Coast Guardsman; not an ordinary softball player

Play ball! Clearwater, Fla. Coast Guardsman; not an ordinary softball player
As the sun slowly fades behind the score board, the players are scattered on the field and in the dugouts. Although it is December, the Florida air is warm and humid. The announcer’s voice bellows over the stadium as he introduces the home team. “VETSports, number 84,” the voice echoes, “Robert Somers, Coast Guard.” On cue, the players take their places one-by-one as the crowd cheers. Their...

Keeping the Coast Guard in flight

Keeping the Coast Guard in flight
by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn When people hear about the Coast Guard, they may think about boats, helicopters and the crews who drive and fly them in dangerous conditions. Some may envision a rescue swimmer, dangling from a cable, a person operating a boat in 20-foot breaking waves, or a pilot holding a helicopter in a perfect hover while the crew hoists a survivor in hurricane-force winds. All...