Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony in Atlantic City

Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Coast Guard Station Atlantic City’s new boat maintenance facility and a ceremony to dedicate the station command building to Capt. Joseph Mazzotta, at 10 a.m. Thursday. The new facility will allow for the crew to conduct maintenance, repairs and training in a safe, temperature controlled environment. Rear Adm....

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to Virginia Beach following Eastern Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to Virginia Beach following Eastern Caribbean patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable transits toward the pier at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Sept. 27, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to their homeport Tuesday following a successful 53-day patrol, which focused on training, counter-drug...

Remembering Douglas Munro

Remembering Douglas Munro
Douglas Monro Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro, a Cle Elum, Washington native, received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty as Officer-in-Charge of a group of Higgins boats, engaged in the evacuation of a battalion of nearly 500 Marines trapped by enemy Japanese forces at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, on September...

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Air Station Port Angeles aircrew

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Air Station Port Angeles aircrew
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public in locating a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at a Coast Guard helicopter as the aircrew was making a final approach to Air Station Port Angeles, at 8:23 p.m., Monday. The Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles flight crew aboard, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, safely landed after being illuminated for about...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returns to Kodiak after 42-day Operation Arctic Shield 2016 patrol

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR returns to Kodiak after 42-day Operation Arctic Shield 2016 patrol
Coast Guard Cutter SPAR’s buoy deck team gathers and listens to a safety brief prior to servicing a NOAA weather buoy in the Gulf of Alaska, Sept. 21, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Portier. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crew returned to their homeport of Kodiak Sunday after a 42-day patrol throughout the Arctic region and Bering Sea in support...

Elliott and Luna: A Coast Guard explosive detection team

Elliott and Luna: A Coast Guard explosive detection team
An evaluator watches as Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elliott Felix and his canine partner, Luna, work together during an annual re-certification test administered by Transportation Security Administration personnel at a warehouse in Seattle, Sept. 19, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi Her partner walks beside her,...

Coast Guard Reserve Unit Pacific Command welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Reserve Unit Pacific Command welcomes new commanding officer
Capt. Andrew Grenier (right) relieves Capt. William Noftsker (left) as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Reserve Unit Pacific Command during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Sept. 23, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur/Released) HONOLULU — Capt. Andrew Grenier relieved Capt. William Noftsker as the Coast Guard Reserve Unit Pacific...

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi remembers loss of 6 aircrew

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi remembers loss of 6 aircrew
Members of Sector Corpus Christi stand in remembrance of the lost HU-16 Albatross aircrew CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi members paused for a moment Wednesday morning to remember the sacrifice of an HU-16 Albatross airplane aircrew lost in the line of duty 43 years ago. On Sept. 21, 1973, the crew of HU-16 Albatross CG2123 answered the call of duty and responded to a search...

Coast Guard centennial aircraft to be featured at Miramar Air Show

Coast Guard centennial aircraft to be featured at Miramar Air Show
A yellow MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrives at Coast Guard Sector San Diego. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman/released) SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard Sector San Diego’s centennial anniversary aircraft is scheduled to be displayed during the Miramar Air Show, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in San Diego, Friday thru Sunday. This year the Coast Guard celebrates its...