Coast Guard recognized by City of Cleveland for 225th anniversary

Coast Guard recognized by City of Cleveland for 225th anniversary
CLEVELAND – City of Cleveland officials and U.S. Coast Guard members celebrate the service’s 225th anniversary during a ceremony at City Hall, Friday. Cleveland Major Frank Jackson presented a proclamation recognizing the Coast Guard’s 225 years in service to Rear Adm. June Ryan, commander of the Coast Guard 9th District. The ceremony served to recognize the anniversary’s historic...

Welcome home to Charleston, Cutter James!

Welcome home to Charleston, Cutter James!
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James is greeted by friends and family as they moor up in their new homeport of Charleston, S.C., for the first time, Aug. 28, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann) CHARLESTON – The Coast Guard Cutter James, the second National Security Cutter for the East Coast, arrived Friday to its inaugural homeport in Charleston. During...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from three month patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from three month patrol
Chief Petty Officer Brian Schneider and Chief Petty Officer James Koon, both boatswain’s mates aboard Coast Guard Cutter Alert, instruct crew members and “tigers” on the proper donning of immersion suits Aug. 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Picklo) ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned Monday following a three month trip that stretched...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to offer free public tours in Baltimore

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to offer free public tours in Baltimore
BALTIMORE — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Baltimore Saturday and will be open for free public tours from 1 – 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service will have the new Coast Guard Forever stamp available and offer a special cancellation on the pier after the Eagle’s arrival. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle is...

Chincoteague Island, a Coast Guard community

Chincoteague Island, a Coast Guard community
The sun sets west of Chincoteague Island, Va.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn An oysterman in a weather-beaten skiff prepares to tend his beds as a blood-orange sun peeks over the Atlantic horizon. A herd of wild ponies drink in a freshwater wetland where buffleheads and mallards hunt for breakfast among reeds on the glistening,...

National Security Cutter James continues commissioning cruise to Charleston homeport

National Security Cutter James continues commissioning cruise to Charleston homeport
Cutter James pulls away from its dock in Fells Point, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 2015 after a three-day port call.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter, James, continues its commissioning cruise departing Baltimore today after a three-day public relations port call. Coast Guard Cutter James, recently commissioned...

Coast Guard presents Silver Life Saving Medal for off duty rescue

Coast Guard presents Silver Life Saving Medal for off duty rescue
Capt. Robert W. Warren presents Ensign Roland Blake with the Silver Life Saving Medal Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard presented the Silver Life Saving Medal Thursday to a Coast Guardsman who risked his life to rescue a man from drowning in Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama Nov. 9, 2012. Captain Robert W. Warren, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan, presented...

Coast Guard welcomes 10th Enlisted Ancient Albatross at ceremony on Oahu

Coast Guard welcomes 10th Enlisted Ancient Albatross at ceremony on Oahu
Master Chief Petty Officer Clay Hill, the new Coast Guard Enlisted Ancient Albatross, stands with Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Ferreira, the outgoing Enlisted Ancient Albatross, after a change of watch ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, Aug. 20, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) HONOLULU — Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Ferreira...

Coast Guard names building in honor of Puerto Rico native Coast Guardsman

Coast Guard names building in honor of Puerto Rico native Coast Guardsman
The plaque for the newly-named Chief Warrant Officer Joseph B. Avilés Fast Response Cutter and Engineering Support Building is unveiled by son Joseph Avilés Jr. and Capt. Robert W. Warren during a dedication ceremony at Sector San Juan Aug. 18, 2015, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. . (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard paid tribute posthumously to Chief Warrant Officer Joseph...