Coast Guard accepts delivery of Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch

Coast Guard accepts delivery of Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch
Seaman First Class Rollin Fritch Key West, FL – The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 19th fast response cutter, Rollin Fritch, in Key West, Florida on Tuesday. Slated to be the first FRC stationed outside Florida or Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch will be based in Cape May, New Jersey.  The Fritch is scheduled to be commissioned in November. The 19th FRC is named after...

Coast Guard Academy announces fall Regimental Review schedule

Coast Guard Academy announces fall 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 Fall 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...

Training Center Cape May honors fallen recruit

Training Center Cape May honors fallen recruit
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer April Reid, a company commander at Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J., embraces Mr. Franklin Redd, father of Seaman Recruit Aaron Redd, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, following the graduation ceremony of recruit company Delta 193. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. – A recruit who passed away while attending basic training...

Pacific Area command welcomes new commander

Pacific Area command welcomes new commander
Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft and Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray pose together during the Coast Guard Pacific Area change of command ceremonies Aug. 15, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Pacific Area Command welcomed Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette as its new commander during a change of command...

Coast Guard recognizes Port Orchard, Wash. resident as 47th Master Cutterman

Coast Guard recognizes Port Orchard, Wash. resident as 47th Master Cutterman
  Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Shuster, weapons officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon presents Chief Warrant Officer Joel Moore, supply officer of the Mellon, a copy of the book “The Old Man and the Sea” during a ceremony held aboard the underway cutter, Aug. 4, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard recognized Port...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca changes command in Boston

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca changes command in Boston
Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, shakes hands with Cmdr. Alan McCabe during the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca’s change of command ceremony Friday, August 12, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca held a change of command ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Base Boston. During the ceremony,...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 15-19. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Maple, Hickory, Fir, Sycamore, Elderberry,...

Coast Guard Pacific Area to hold change-of-command ceremony Monday

Coast Guard Pacific Area to hold change-of-command ceremony Monday
Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman ALAMEDA, Calif. – Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette will assume command of Coast Guard Pacific Area during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Alameda Monday at 11 a.m. Vice Adm. Midgette is relieving Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray who has served as the Pacific Area commander...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following multi-mission Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following multi-mission Caribbean patrol
BOSTON – The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to Boston Wednesday following a successful 48-day Caribbean patrol. The crew’s primary mission during the patrol was the prevention of illegal migration from both the nations of Cuba and Haiti, and they repatriated more than 50 Cuban migrants who were stopped from entering the United States illegally. Escanaba’s crew also responded to two...