Multiple agencies receive Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation award

Multiple agencies receive Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation award
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal, State, County and several members of the maritime community received a Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation award Thursday during a ceremony held at the Canaveral Port Authority Maritime Center in Port Canaveral, Florida. On July 1, 2014, the 584-foot bulk carrier J.S. Comet, sought refuge off Port Canaveral, Florida...

America’s Tall Ship, Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, to visit Gloucester

America's Tall Ship, Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, to visit Gloucester
BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Friday, at 1:30 p.m. as part of their 2014 cadet summer training deployment. The Eagle will be open for free public tours on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. Constructed...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hosts its final Sunset Parade of 2014

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hosts its final Sunset Parade of 2014
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its final Sunset Parade of 2014, which will honor the City of Cape May, Cape May County and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7:00 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National...

Memorial service to be held for Coast Guardsman killed in traffic accident

Memorial service to be held for Coast Guardsman killed in traffic accident
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard will hold a memorial service this afternoon for Chief Warrant Officer Dan Thomas, who was killed during a traffic accident Aug. 20th on his way to work at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach. Thomas, a Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist, served 27 years in the Coast Guard at 15 different units. Thomas is survived by his wife Michelle, daughter Alexis,...

Coast Guard to open forward operating location in Barrow, Alaska

Coast Guard to open forward operating location in Barrow, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is scheduled to open its seasonal forward operating location in Barrow Thursday in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2014. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak has deployed an aviation detachment consisting of two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters crews, along with supporting air and ground communication crews, in advance of the official stand-up. The forward deployed crews will...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence receives new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence receives new commanding officer
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence received a new commanding officer Friday during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral. Cmdr. Jeffrey Yarosh assumed the duties and responsibilities of commanding officer Capt. Jim Passarelli. Capt. Jim Passarelli, left, is relieved by Cmdr. Jeffrey Yarosh during the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence...

Ceremony marks completion of new facilities at Coast Guard Station Fairport

Ceremony marks completion of new facilities at Coast Guard  Station Fairport
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard held a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a new building at Station Fairport located in Grand River, Ohio, Friday. Attending the ceremony were: Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, Congressman Dave Joyce and many other state and local partners in the area. The Fiscal Year 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill provided...

Coast Guard strengthens inter-agency security partnerships with Northern Border Initiative exercise

Coast Guard strengthens inter-agency security partnerships with Northern Border Initiative exercise
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard participated in a multi-agency Northern Border Initiative exercise to strengthen inter-agency security partnerships in five New York locations, Thursday and Friday. Approximately 500 people from 20 Federal, State and local agencies, as well as cross-border partners in Canada participated in the exercise. Capt. Brian Roche, commander of Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, served...

Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony at Station Fairport

Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony at Station Fairport
GRAND RIVER, Ohio — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a new building at Station Fairport located in Grand River, Ohio, at 10 a.m., Friday. Scheduled to attend the ceremony are: Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, and Congressman Dave Joyce, among many other state and local partners in the area. The Fiscal Year...