Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after North Atlantic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after North Atlantic patrol
The mother of a Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew member waits on the pier, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Coast Guard Base Boston. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter, returned to homeport in Boston, Wednesday, after a 54-day North Atlantic patrol. During the patrol, The crew responded to four...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after a month-long Western Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after a month-long Western Caribbean patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear moors at the pier at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Va., Feb. 4, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned to their homeport to Portsmouth, Virginia, Feb. 4, 2016 following a month-long patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea. During their patrol, Bear’s crew coordinated...

Ketchikan, Alaska, designated as “A Coast Guard City”

Ketchikan, Alaska, designated as “A Coast Guard City”
Cmdr. Jack W. Jackson, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Bob Siversten, City of Ketchikan council member, Dave Landis, mayor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Rear Adm. Dan Abel, Coast Guard 17th District commander, display the proclamation declaring Ketchikan, Alaska, “A Coast Guard City” during a ceremony in Ketchikan, Jan. 30, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty...

Coast Guard remembers Blackthorn tragedy, honors fallen crewmembers

Coast Guard remembers Blackthorn tragedy, honors fallen crewmembers
A wreath at the 36th annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Fla. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard honored 23 fallen crewmembers during the 36th anniversary memorial service of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision, Thursday in St. Petersburg. The Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn sank after colliding with...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier commissioned in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier commissioned in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier salute during the commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 29, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier was commissioned into service during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday afternoon. The Joseph...

Families welcome home Cutter Northland after successful counter-drug patrol

Families welcome home Cutter Northland after successful counter-drug patrol
Crew and families happily reunite for the Cutter Northland’s return to return to homeport Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland Thursday following a 56-day Eastern Pacific patrol that resulted in a combined seizure of more than 7,500 kilos...

Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile celebrating its 50-Year Anniversary

Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile celebrating its 50-Year Anniversary
MOBILE, Ala. – The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center’s establishment in Mobile. In 1966, Coast Guard Air Station Mobile was commissioned with the transfer of an HU-16E Albatross aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Biloxi, and the establishment of a fixed and rotary-wing pilot training unit. Air Station Mobile is now known as ATC Mobile. ATC...

Cape Cod Coast Guardsmen awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal for heroic 2015 rescue off Nantucket

Cape Cod Coast Guardsmen awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal for heroic 2015 rescue off Nantucket
The Distinguished Flying Cross was presented to Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Staph (2nd from left) and the Air Medal was presented to Petty Officer 2nd Class Derrick P. Suba (3rd from right) Friday, Jan. 22, 20163 (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell) BOSTON — Two Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod members received two of military aviation’s most prestigious awards Friday...

Cutter Resolute returns from multi-mission new year patrol

Cutter Resolute returns from multi-mission new year patrol
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Working over the New Year,  returned to its homeport in St. Petersburg, Thursday, following a 37-day south coast and Caribbean law enforcement patrol. The crew transited more than 5,600 miles by patrolling the Caribbean Sea, Florida Straits and Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the patrol, crewmembers aboard the Resolute targeted the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S. aiding...