Coast Guard presents George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence

Coast Guard presents George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) artist Leendert van der Pool received the George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence at a ceremony Thursday at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. Van der Pool, of Brooklyn, New York, was selected as the recipient of the George Gray Award — the equivalent...

Coast Guard holds hurricane preparedness seminar in Opa-Locka

Coast Guard holds hurricane preparedness seminar in Opa-Locka
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden speaks to Coast Guard members and their dependents about hurricane preparedness at Coast Guard Air Station Miami, July 10, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. When some people think of the Coast Guard, the first thing that may come to mind is response. After all, one of the biggest things the Coast Guard...

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell welcomes new commanding officer

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell welcomes new commanding officer
Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Boss salutes Chief Warrant Officer Joel “Brandon” Henderson as he transfers command of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell to Henderson as Rear Adm. David Throop at Marine Safety Unit Portland, July 12, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. PORTLAND, Ore. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell received a new commanding...

Coast Guard Academy now offers Cyber Systems major

Coast Guard Academy now offers Cyber Systems major
NEW LONDON, Conn. — For the first time in more than 20 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will add a new academic program. Beginning with the Class of 2022, the Academy will offer an academic major in Cyber Systems that will allow a generation of young leaders to better meet the emerging operational and support needs of the service. The U.S. Coast Guard has identified cyberspace as an operating...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland completes change of command

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland completes change of command
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland held a change-of-command ceremony in Cleveland Friday. Captain Joseph Dufresne, commander, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, presided over the ceremony to transfer command from Lt. Cmdr. Mickey Dougherty to Lt. Cmdr. Steven Elliott. Dougherty assumed command of MSU Cleveland in July of 2015 and will be moving on to Coast Guard’s 8th District...

Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee recognized as Nation’s best

Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee recognized as Nation's best
Capt. John Reed, left, Commanding Officer of Sector Charleston, Capt. Ladonn Allen, District Seven Prevention Chief, and Dennis Bradford stand together, Monday, July 9, 2018, during a recognition ceremony for the Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC).  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) was...

Coast Guard Sector Boston holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Boston holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Captain Eric Doucette relieves Captain Claudia Gelzer as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston, Massachusetts during a change of command ceremony, Friday, July 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hayden Hunt) BOSTON — Coast Guard Capt. Eric Doucette relieved Capt. Claudia Gelzer as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston during a change of command ceremony...

Coast Guard celebrates Fourth of July with parade and festival in Alameda

Coast Guard celebrates Fourth of July with parade and festival in Alameda
Coast Guard personnel from Bay Area units march in a Fourth of July parade in Alameda, California July 4, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng) ALAMEDA, Calif. — In celebration of Independence Day, local Coast Guard units participated in Alameda’s annual Fourth of July parade and Coast Guard Festival, showcasing the service’s heritage and role in the community. Local...

Self-proclaimed “quiet person in the corner” makes big impact

Self-proclaimed "quiet person in the corner" makes big impact
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth receives the Coast Guard’s MCPO Pearl Faurie Leadership Award at the 2018 Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium in San Diego, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium) “Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth!” Applause rumbled to life at the San Diego Convention Center and...