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...

Anchors, seas and maple leaves: U.S., Canadian coast guard conduct joint training

Anchors, seas and maple leaves: U.S., Canadian coast guard conduct joint training
A mayday call comes over the radio. A mariner is in trouble in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the international maritime boundary between the western United States and Canada. U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian coast guard crews stand ready to respond. But which nation answers the call? In many cases, the solution may be both. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Carr onto the deck of Canadian Coast Guard Ship Cape...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport after 140-day deployment

 Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport after 140-day deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A local Coast Guard crew returned to Alameda after they seized more than $183 million worth of illegal narcotics during a 140-day deployment Monday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf was deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central and South America in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South counter-drug operations. During the deployment, Bertholf’s...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm to change command Wednesday in Atlantic Beach, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Elm to change command Wednesday in Atlantic Beach, NC
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Elm is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Coast Guard Station Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach. Lt. Cmdr. Mark Palmer will be relieved as commanding officer by Lt. Cmdr. Robert Gomez. Presiding over the ceremony will be Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, commander, Coast Guard 5th District. Palmer has been commanding...

Coast Guard and Lake Carriers Association sign training agreement

 Coast Guard and Lake Carriers Association sign training agreement
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard 9th District and the Lake Carriers’ Association jointly signed a Mutual Training Agreement, Monday, that further promotes cooperation and education opportunities between the Association’s seventeen member companies that operate cargo vessels on the Great Lakes and the Coast Guard as their primary regulatory agency. Rear Adm. Fred Midgett, commander Coast Guard 9th...