Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 departs for 9-month deployment

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 departs for 9-month deployment
Coast Guard members from Port Security Unit 305 based in Fort Eustis, Virginia, wait in line to be weighed the airport in Norfolk, Virginia, before departing on a 9-month deployment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake/Released) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake NORFOLK, Va. – Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 departed Norfolk, Virginia, last week for a...

Training Center Cape May Dedicates Building to Coast Guard Hero

Training Center Cape May Dedicates Building to Coast Guard Hero
Patricia Webber-Hamilton, daughter of Bernard C. Webber, speaks to a crowd attending a dedication ceremony for the Bernard C. Webber Seamanship Training Facility at Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo By Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. – Members of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and guests officially dedicated the...

Coast Guard Academy announces spring Regimental Review schedule

Coast Guard Academy announces spring Regimental Review schedule
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy’s Corps of Cadets is scheduled to march in six regimental reviews at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy here during the spring semester. The community is invited to attend the drills, which are free and open to the public. Bleachers are available and located in front of Hamilton Hall with a view of the Washington Parade Field where the ceremony takes place. In...

Coast Guard finalizes report on death of Coast Guard recruit

Coast Guard finalizes report on death of Coast Guard recruit
NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that it finalized its Major Incident Investigation (MII) Report into the July 2016 death of a Coast Guard recruit at Coast Guard Training Center (TRACEN) Cape May, N.J. Seaman Recruit Aaron Redd died July 7, 2016, after collapsing at the training center during an initial fitness assessment run with his recruit company. In its summary findings, the...

Coast Guard presents Meritorious Service Award to tanker fire responders

Coast Guard presents Meritorious Service Award to tanker fire responders
Capt. Peter Martin, commander, Sector Houston Galveston, and Rear Adm. David Callahan, commander, 8th Coast Guard District, present the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Award to G&H Towing Captains Douglas Scott and William Curry, Feb. 10, 2017. Photo by Houston Pilots HOUSTON — Rear Adm. Dave Callahan, the Coast Guard’s 8th District commander, presented the Coast Guard Meritorious Public...

Rear Adm. Austin presents Gold Lifesaving Medal replicas at ceremony on Harkers Island, NC

Rear Adm. Austin presents Gold Lifesaving Medal replicas at ceremony on Harkers Island, NC
Retired U.S. Life-Saving Serviceman and U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Ira Lewis shares stories of patrolling beaches during World War II with Coast Guard Lt. j.g. William O’Connor and Chief Warrant Officer Greg Gage at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island, North Carolina, Feb. 11, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer John...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington Tuesday following a 62-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The crew of the Diligence performed a wide range of Coast Guard missions during the patrol, from public affairs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to drug interdiction operations stretching from Mexico to Panama. The Diligence crew patrolled in support...

Vital to the Never-Ending Watch

Vital to the Never-Ending Watch
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Nichole Vital plays with her kids, Noah and Ethan, outside their home in Bothell, Wash., Jan. 16, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi It’s a good day to have a good day. Nichole Vital keeps this phrase in mind when she prepares for a 12-hour shift at work and leaves behind her husband...

In the zone: ‘Another life saved’

In the zone: ‘Another life saved’
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – A small boat departs the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman with a boarding team aboard in response to a panga approaching the cutter, Jan. 13, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy) Story by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy Maritime tradition is steeped in superstition. No whistling on the bridge of a ship in case you whistle up a storm....