DHS Secretary observes maritime short notice response exercise

DHS Secretary observes maritime short notice response exercise
U.S. Navy helicopters from Coronado, Calif. hoisted members of Maritime Security and Safety Team San Diego on to the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen for the maritime short notice response demonstrations, July 20, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd class DaVonte’ Marrow. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly visited the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen Thursday. While...

Coast Guard mourns the death of Master Chief Phillip F. Smith, second Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Coast Guard mourns the death of Master Chief Phillip F. Smith, second Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
MCPO Phillip F. Smith, the 2nd Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. USCG file photo. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is mourning the recent loss of its second Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Phillip F. Smith, who died June 22, 2017. Smith took the post of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard August 1, 1973. As the second enlisted man to serve as the enlisted advisor...

Coast Guard announces newest Coast Guard City in Oregon

Coast Guard announces newest Coast Guard City in Oregon
FLORENCE, Ore. – The Coast Guard will be designating the City of Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony scheduled to be held Aug. 16, 2017. The city will be accepted as the 24th official Coast Guard City and the third one in Oregon joining Astoria and Newport. The designation of the City of Florence coincides with the 100 year anniversary of Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River which...

Sector North Carolina, Station Fort Macon and Cutter Smilax crews change commands

Sector North Carolina, Station Fort Macon and Cutter Smilax crews change commands
Coast Guard Cutter Smilax, moored at its homeport of Coast Guard Station Fort Macon. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin. Wilmington, N.C. — The crews of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard Station Fort Macon and the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax all changed commands during ceremonies in Atlantic Beach Friday. Capt. Jerry Barnes passed leadership of Sector North Carolina...

Coast Guard Cutter Fir gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Fir gets new commanding officer
Lt. Cmdr. Jason Haag, commanding officer Coast Guard Cutter Fir, salutes Cmdr. Kristen Serumgard as Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, looks on during the Fir’s change of command ceremony at Base Tongue Point in Astoria, Ore., July 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. — Lt. Cmdr. Jason Haag assumed the duties and responsibilities...

Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Capt. Charlene Downey, commanding officer Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach administered the official change-of-command of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin from Lt. Edward Kalankiewicz to Lt. j.g. Alex J. Oswald, July 14, 2017, Santa Barbara, Calif.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class DaVonte Marrow. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin received a new commanding...

Base Elizabeth City clinic named 2016 Health Care Facility of the Year

Base Elizabeth City clinic named 2016 Health Care Facility of the Year
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Erik Andersen, administrator at the Stephen C. Pugh Memorial Clinic on Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and Chief Petty Officer Luis Muniz, the clinic’s supervisor, pose for a photograph during the 2016 Health Care Facility of the Year award ceremony on base, July 14, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard personnel...

Coast Guard Station Panama City holds change of command

Coast Guard Station Panama City holds change of command
Master Chief Mark Kannan relieved Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Hutchison as commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Panama City during an official change-of-command ceremony in Panama City, Fla., July 13, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NEW ORLEANS – Master Chief Petty Officer Mark Kannan relieved Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Hutchison as commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Panama City...

Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan holds Change of Command
Capt. Thomas Stuhlreyer relieves Capt. Amy Cocanour as commander of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan during a change of command ceremony in Milwaukee, July 13, 2017. (Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf) MILWAUKEE — Capt. Thomas Stuhlreyer relieved Capt. Amy Cocanour as commander of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan during a change of command ceremony in Milwaukee, Thursday. Stuhlreyer...