Astoria-based Coast Guardsman dies while attending training in Virginia

Astoria-based Coast Guardsman dies while attending training in Virginia
WASHINGTON — An Astoria, Oregon-based Coast Guardsman died Monday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Virginia. Lt. j.g. Devin J. Hepner, 34, of Logan, Utah, was found unresponsive in his barracks room Monday morning and was transported by local emergency medical services to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he later died. Hepner was serving at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River/Marine Safety...

Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment pays tribute to lost Coast Guardsmen, mariners

Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment pays tribute to lost Coast Guardsmen, mariners
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard hosted a memorial service, Saturday, at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Washington, in tribute to Coast Guardsmen and mariners who lost their lives during seven separate tragic accidents in the Pacific Northwest. Approximately 150 family, friends, former and current Coast Guardsmen and fellow mariners participated or attended the short ceremony,...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma and Jacksonville, Florida’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stand for a group photo on the flight deck of the cutter on Dec. 27, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to homeport Friday after a 49-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Homeported in Kittery, Maine, Tahoma’s crew...

Coast Guard to hold annual memorial ceremony in Ilwaco, Wash.

Coast Guard to hold annual memorial ceremony in Ilwaco, Wash.
Members of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment prepare for the 21-gun salute during lasta years memorial ceremony at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg) ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a memorial service, Saturday, at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in tribute to Coast Guardsmen and mariners...

Building Bright Futures in Boston

Building Bright Futures in Boston
Students from a Boston Public School sit in a newly finished boat at the Community Boat Building workshop in Boston, Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham) Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Walking into the Community Boat Building center is an instant escape from the city. The smell of newly sanded wood introduces the...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold remembrance ceremony for fallen shipmates

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold remembrance ceremony for fallen shipmates
MIAMI — Coast Guard Air Station Miami is scheduled to host a memorial remembrance ceremony Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport. The annual ceremony honors those air crew members who lost their lives in the line of duty in the Miami area. On Jan. 17, 1979, a Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard was involved in a midair collision during their landing descent with a civilian helicopter in...

Coast Guard Recruits Spend Christmas With Local Families

Coast Guard Recruits Spend Christmas With Local Families
Lisa and Laura Shriver pose with Seaman Recruit Andrew Brewer and Seaman Recruit Virgil Kazimir for a photo during the annual Christmas Operation Fireside, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Seaman Isaac Cross) CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard and American Red Cross placed more than 300 Coast Guard recruits with several dozen South Jersey families for Christmas as part of Operation...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home for the holidays

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home for the holidays
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home Friday after a 65-day patrol in the North Atlantic. The 100-member crew was tasked with enforcing federal and international fishery laws as well as conducting homeland security operations. The crew of the Escanaba conducted 61 living marine resource boardings ensuring the sustainability of resources in the North Atlantic. They also coordinated...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned to their homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday following a 4-week, migrant interdiction patrol in the Straits of Florida. During the patrol, the crew of Vigilant was responsible for the rescue and care of 225 Cuban migrants.  Once onboard Vigilant, migrants were provided food, water, shelter and medical care. Vigilant...