Coast Guard Petty Officer to face court martial in Miami sexual assault case

Coast Guard Petty Officer to face court martial in Miami sexual assault case
MIAMI — A Coast Guard petty officer charged with sexually assaulting a Miami area resident is scheduled to face General Court-Martial at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach in Miami, Sept. 23, 2014. The Coast Guard is charging Petty Officer Tyler A. Banks, 30, with two specifications of sexual assault stemming from an incident that happened in March of 2013 in Miami. The two charges are violations of the...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 holds Change of Command
SEATTLE — Cmdr. James R. Hotchkiss assumed command of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 from Capt. Daniel W. Clark during a ceremony held at Naval Station Everett, Saturday. Capt. Thomas E. Crabbs, chief of Coast Guard Pacific Area operations, presided over the ceremony. With a salute, Capt. Daniel W. Clark (right) passes his command of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 to Cmdr. James R. Hotchkiss...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell visits Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell visits Puerto Chiapas, Mexico
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The 14th Naval Zone of the Mexican Navy hosted military unit tours, professional exchange visits and some spirited sports competition for the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell during a recent two-day port visit to Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, Sept. 5-6. Boutwell’s crew was welcomed by Capt. Pedro Gabriel Pineda Berdeja, 14th Naval Zone chief of staff. The first day’s...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 to hold change of command

Coast Guard Port Security Unit  313 to hold change of command
SEATTLE — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Everett, Saturday. During the ceremony, Capt. Daniel W. Clark will transfer command to Cmdr. James R. Hotchkiss. Capt. Thomas E. Crabbs, chief of Coast Guard Pacific Area operations, will preside over the ceremony. PSU 313 is comprised of Coast Guard active duty and reserve...

Coast Guard hosts foreign defense attachés at Base Honolulu

Coast Guard hosts foreign defense attachés at Base Honolulu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard hosted foreign defense attachés representing 34 nations in Honolulu, Tuesday. The defense attachés visited the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau and Coast Guard Base Honolulu as part of an Operations Orientation Program to highlight military programs of all services, introduce them to the U.S. military, homeland security, defense missions, facilities, systems and...

Coast Guard receives first aid training from partner agencies

Coast Guard receives first aid training from partner agencies
CORTEZ, Fla. — Members from local emergency response agencies volunteered to provide advanced first-aid training to crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida, Tuesday. Personnel from Manatee County Emergency Medical Services and Air Ambulance Worldwide provided the advanced first-aid training for the station’s active duty and reserve crewmembers, and local auxiliarists so the Coast...

Coast Guard Commandant recognizes servicemember for role in drug busts

Coast Guard Commandant recognizes servicemember for role in drug busts
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard’s highest ranking officer made a surprise visit to the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. to recognize a Coast Guardsman for his role in two drug busts off the Colombia coast. The Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft recognized Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Baasch, a gunner’s mate aboard the Cutter Bertholf, for his actions during...

Off-duty Station Chatham Coast Guardsman rescues six mariners near Greenport, N.Y.

Off-duty Station Chatham Coast Guardsman rescues six mariners near Greenport, N.Y.
NEW YORK – An off-duty Coast Guardsman assigned to Coast Guard Station Chatham in Chatham, Mass., responded to six distressed mariners in the water near Jones Inlet, N.Y., today. the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center was notified at approximately 5:20 p.m., via VHF Channel 16, that a 38-foot pleasure craft was tipped over with the motor still running and six mariners in the...

Washington-based Coast Guardsman soars at Airman Leadership School

Washington-based Coast Guardsman soars at Airman Leadership School
They drive boats, pilot aircraft, fix engines and maintain hulls. They enforce laws, troubleshoot issues, prepare meals and perform administrative tasks. They defend the nation, protect the environment and save lives. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Whitney Jackson poses for a photo in front of the MFPU Bangor office, July 25, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer) Coast...