Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after patrol
Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew prepares to land on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen.WILMINGTON, N.C. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is scheduled to return to Wilmington at 3:30 p.m. today following a 46-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. During...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns home following 79-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns home following 79-day deployment
Fireman Apprentice Ayoub Innabi is greeted by his wife and 5-month-old baby after he and the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, returned home following a 79-day patrol, March 1, 2015.ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Sunday, following a 79-day, 13,000 nautical-mile patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Since...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to Astoria, Ore., after successful patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to Astoria, Ore., after successful patrol
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast steams off the Mexican coastline in the Pacific Ocean Feb. 21, 2015, as part of the North American Maritime Security Initiative (NAMSI). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast is scheduled to return to Astoria at 9 a.m., Saturday, after a two month Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) deployment. Steadfast...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 312 to receive DOD Reserve Family Readiness Award

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 312 to receive DOD Reserve Family Readiness Award
Members of Port Security Unit 312, stationed in San Francisco, board a plane at San Francisco International Airport to begin the first leg of their deployment to the Middle East . Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb CritchfieldSAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area Coast Guard unit is scheduled to receive the Reserve Family Readiness Award at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes in Washington, District...

Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard families together

Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard families together
Dana Moehling, the ombudsman for Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., poses in front of a response boat at the station Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen) by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen CAPE MAY, N.J. – When people enlist in the Coast Guard, they must complete eight weeks of basic training. It is during this initial phase of service...

Coast Guard convenes general court-martial for Coast Guardsman accused of sexually related misconduct

Coast Guard convenes general court-martial for Coast Guardsman accused of sexually related misconduct
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Atlantic Area is scheduled to convene a general court-martial at the Coast Guard Legal Service Command Norfolk Tuesday for a Coast Guardsman accused of assault consummated by a battery, aggravated sexual contact and failure to obey a general order or regulation. Senior Chief Petty Officer James R. Hamilton, 33, is accused of the following violations of the Uniform Code...

Enlisting Opportunity

Enlisting Opportunity
Fireman Shirlanda Charles stands near a 47-foot Motor Life Boat at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Charles was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and became an American citizen in 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham) Coast Guard Fireman Shirlanda Charles is a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, who began...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear to return to Portsmouth after two month patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bear to return to Portsmouth after two month patrol
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear is scheduled to return to Portsmouth on Sunday following a two month patrol through the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol the crew aboard the Bear seized and offloaded approximately 1,500 lbs of cocaine worth more than $20 million. While on routine patrol the Bear’s embarked helicopter crew spotted a suspicious vessel...

Coast Guard Recognizes Efforts to Establish Cutter Transition Division

Coast Guard Recognizes Efforts to Establish Cutter Transition Division
Rear Adm. Joseph Vojvodich (far right), the Coast Guard’s director of acquisition programs and program executive officer, recognizes members of the Cutter Transition Division with flag letters for their work at a ceremony in Baltimore Feb. 6, 2015. The four CTD members shown are (from left): Chief Petty Officer Robert Loeffler, Chief Warrant Officer Jason Drzewicki, Petty Officer 1st Class Chad Ball...