Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco aircrew receives minor injuries after crash during test flight

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco aircrew receives minor injuries after crash during test flight
Air Station San Francisco MH-65 file photo U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena. SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard aircrew exited an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter with only minor injuries after the helicopter crashed during a maintenance test flight at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Monday. At 2:55 p.m., while hovering approximately 10 feet from the ground, the helicopter...

Coast Guard pays tribute to 20th anniversary of plane crash in Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard pays tribute to 20th anniversary of plane crash in Kodiak, Alaska
Chief Warrent Officer Dale Estilette, Capt. Mark Morin and Master Chief Petty Officer David Ozuna pay tribute to their former shipmates at a plane crash memorial site on a hillside in the Anton Larsen Bay area on Kodiak Island, Alaska, June 19, 2015. All three men were stationed at Air Station Kodiak when a plane carrying three Coast Guardsmen and a civilian pilot crashed, June 30, 1995. (U.S. Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis gets a new skipper

Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis gets a new skipper
 Chief Warrant Officer James W. Allen II (right) was relieved by Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Morkis (left). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis crew held a change of command ceremony Friday in Newport, Rhode Island. Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Morkis relieved Chief Warrant Officer James Allen as the commanding officer of...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland holds change-of-command ceremony
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland held a change-of-command ceremony at the Coast Guard’s Cleveland Moorings facility Friday. Lt. Cmdr. Michael J. Dougherty relieved Cmdr. J. Wade Russell as commanding officer during the ceremony, presided over by Capt. Brian Roche, commander of Sector Buffalo, New York. Russell was the commanding officer of MSU Cleveland since July 2013 and is...

Air Station Traverse City to host Open Ramp for National Cherry Festival Air Show

Air Station Traverse City to host Open Ramp for National Cherry Festival Air Show
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host an Open Ramp event Friday, July 3, 2015, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. as part of the 2015 National Cherry Festival Air Show. The Open Ramp will highlight select National Cherry Festival Air Show aircraft to include the Air Force Thunderbirds, Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City’s MH-65D Dolphin helicopter, and other performers. Visitors...

3 Coast Guard cutters hold unique change of command in Portsmouth

3 Coast Guard cutters hold unique change of command in Portsmouth
Master Chief Petty Officers Lombard and Jones share a laugh during their change of command ceremony June 25, 2015, at Base Portsmouth. The ceremony was held for three changes of command for the cutters Shearwater, Cochito and Seahorse. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PA3 Joshua L. Canup) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Three Coast Guard cutter crews officially changed commands Thursday during a ceremony in Portsmouth...

Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown changes command

Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown changes command
 Capt. Reed Stephenson (left) is relieved by  as commanding officer of Training Center Yorktown, Va., during a change of command and retirement ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Andy Winz) YORKTOWN, Va. — Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown held a change of command ceremony Thursday, in Yorktown. Capt. Reed Stephenson relinquished command to Capt. Jay Vann. The ceremony also marked...

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper gets new commanding officer
The Coast Guard Cutter Juniper, a 225-foot buoy tender, homeported in Newport, R.I., held a change of command ceremony June 25, 2015. Cmdr. A. Brian Caudle (left) was relieved by Lcdr. John M. Singletary, with Radm. Linda L. Fagan, commander of the 1st Coast Guard District, presiding over the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard Station Cape May to host Change of Command Ceremony

Coast Guard Station Cape May to host Change of Command Ceremony
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Station Cape May personnel are scheduled to host a change-of-command ceremony, Friday. During the ceremony, Lt. Scott L. Farr will transfer command and authority to Lt. Michelle M. Foster. The change-of-command ceremony marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another. The ceremony is a time-honored tradition, conducted before the...