Coast Guard to host Veterans Day ceremony in Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard to host Veterans Day ceremony in Port Angeles, Wash.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Clallam County Veterans Association, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend and can enter the facility from the front gate at 1 Ediz Hook starting at 9:00 a.m. All guests are required to present valid photo identification in order to gain access...

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory to host Haunted Hickory food drive in Homer, Alaska,

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory to host Haunted Hickory food drive in Homer, Alaska,
HOMER, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory will hosting their annual Haunted Hickory food drive Thursday, Oct. 30. Attendees are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items per person. These food items are donated to a local charity to help meet the upcoming holiday demands. The ship will be open at two separate times for different age ranges and guests with different fright...

Training Day: Air Station Savannah

Training Day: Air Station Savannah
Savannah – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard have, throughout the service’s history, defined the meaning of the motto “Semper Paratus” through their bravery and perseverance. Semper Paratus, Latin for “always ready”, is fitting for the service whose members always respond to calls for help. One main tenant of being “always ready” involves preparation. One must be fit, well educated...

Rescue case forces cancellation of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR open house

Rescue case forces cancellation of  Coast Guard Cutter SPAR open house
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR open house scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coast Guard Pier in Juneau has been canceled. The SPAR has been diverted to provide assistance to the Canadian Coast Guard, who are responding to a freight vessel adrift off the coast of British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands.

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crew invites public to open house in Juneau

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR crew invites public to open house in Juneau
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR is hosting a free open house for the public Sunday, Oct. 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coast Guard Pier in Juneau. The tour of the SPAR is free to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets are allowed aboard the cutter. Coast Guard crewmembers will be available to answer questions about the cutter and their...

Coast Guard opens FOL Cold Bay in advance of winter fisheries in Alaska

Coast Guard opens FOL Cold Bay in advance of winter fisheries in Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews opened up a seasonal forward operating location in Cold Bay in advance of winter fisheries Sunday. Coast Guard aircrews transferred equipment and air assets to Cold Bay to reduce the response time to Bristol Bay, the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. A Coast Guard cutter with a Kodiak-based MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew will also be on patrol...

Coast Guardsman found guilty of assault in Key West

Coast Guardsman found guilty of assault in Key West
MIAMI — A Coast Guardsman on trial for abusive sexual contact, assault consummated by battery, and drunk and disorderly conduct was sentenced to 30 days restriction and 30 days hard labor without confinement after a special court-martial, Friday. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael G. Gold, 40, was found guilty of assault consummated by battery in violation of the Uniformed Code of Military...

Coast Guard and NOAA sign fleet plan agreement

Coast Guard and NOAA sign fleet plan agreement
WASHINGTON – Senior leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) signed a Fleet Plan and Officer Exchange memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Wednesday at a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles Michel, deputy commandant for operations, and NOAA Vice Adm. Michael Devany, deputy under secretary for operations,...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine
SAN DIEGO – Coast Guardsmen offloaded more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego and were recognized by a senior Coast Guard official for their role in counter drug missions during a 90-day deployment Monday at 10 a.m. The crew of Cutter Boutwell turned the cocaine, worth more than $423 million wholesale, over to agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency. The drugs were seized and...