Coast Guard Pacific Area to receive new commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area to receive new commander
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Rear Adm. Charles W. Ray will relieve Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Zukunft has served as the Pacific Area Commander since April 2012, and is leaving to assume the duties as the Coast Guard Commandant in Washington,...

Coast Guard, local law enforcement hold active-shooter exercise in Philadelphia

Coast Guard, local law enforcement hold active-shooter exercise in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard and Philadelphia police and fire department personnel held an active-shooter response exercise at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia Wednesday. This exercise involved a simulated active shooter, takedown and building sweep followed by training for first responders. The simulated shooter used blanks to realistically replicate the noise of a weapon discharge. Coast...

Coast Guard reflects on Titanic anniversary

Coast Guard reflects on Titanic anniversary
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol reflected on the sinking of the RMS Titanic and the importance of their mission during a ceremony held in New London, Conn., today. The annual ceremony serves as a way to remember and honor those who lost their lives during the Titanic’s maiden voyage, which ended tragically on the evening of April 14, 1912, when the...

Houston Museum to unveil special exhibit dedicated to Coast Guard’s Pea Island Lifesaving Station

Houston Museum to unveil special exhibit dedicated to Coast Guard’s Pea Island Lifesaving Station
HOUSTON — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City in collaboration with the National Naval Officer Association Greater Houston Chapter have coordinated a special exhibit dedicated to the Pea Island Lifesaving Station, to be displayed at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and the exhibit unveiling scheduled for Friday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. As the first all-African American crew to serve within...

Dr. Ernest J. Manfred named Coast Guard Academy Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. Ernest J. Manfred named Coast Guard Academy Distinguished Professor Emeritus
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy recognized the contributions of Dr. Ernest J. Manfred April 11 and awarded him the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. The Distinguished Professor Emeritus award distinguishes faculty members who have compiled especially impressive records of service including outstanding contributions to the Academy, Coast Guard, or society beyond that normally...

Coast Guard prefers charges against Coast Guardsman for alleged unlawful sexual contact

Coast Guard prefers charges against Coast Guardsman for alleged unlawful sexual contact
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard 9th District announced, Thursday, the decision to prefer charges against a Coast Guardsman accused of abusive sexual contact based upon a Coast Guard Investigative Service investigation. Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua M. Raymond has been accused of violating Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for allegedly committing abusive sexual contact on a fellow...

Coast Guard daughter awarded for Military Child of the Year

Coast Guard daughter awarded for Military Child of the Year
Co-authored by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse and Lt. Stephanie Young Juanita Collins is one busy teenager. She’s a class president, varsity volleyball captain, athlete-scholar, a capella singer, hospice volunteer and Sunday school teacher. She’s worked on projects with the Key Club, Relay for Life, food banks, Ronald McDonald House and Salvation Army. Amongst this dizzying array of school,...

Secretary Johnson to speak at Coast Guard Academy Commencement

Secretary Johnson to speak at Coast Guard Academy Commencement
New London, Conn. — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 133rd Commencement Exercises on May 21. Secretary Johnson is the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security and assumed his office on December 23, 2013. The commencement is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Cadet Memorial Field. “Each commencement...

US Coast Guardsman steps up to the challenge; commands US Navy unit

US Coast Guardsman steps up to the challenge; commands US Navy unit
Story by U. S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – It’s not something that happens very often in the U.S. Armed Forces, but the only Coast Guardsman at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, is also the only current Coast Guardsman to hold a command position of a U.S. Navy unit. “They live to drive boats, shoot guns and protect...