Cutter Valiant returns following 6-week Operation Southeast Watch

Cutter Valiant returns following 6-week Operation Southeast Watch
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Friday, after completing a six-week deployment to the Florida Straits and Windward Passage in support of Operation Southeast Watch. Under Operation Southeast Watch, the Cutter Valiant’s crew worked alongside interagency and international partners to humanely embark, process and care for 172 Cuban...

Coast Guard Station Brunswick hosts change of command

Coast Guard Station Brunswick hosts change of command
Chief Warrant Officer Rudy Radakovich, left, shakes hands with Senior Chief Petty Officer Justin Irwin during the Coast Guard Station Brunswick, Georgia, change of command ceremony, June 22, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sonya Norman BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The crew of Coast Guard Station Brunswick hosted a change of command, Wednesday, in Brunswick. During the ceremony, Chief...

Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 77th anniversary

Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 77th anniversary
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard’s all-volunteer service, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, celebrates 77 years of service to the United States Thursday. “For the last 77 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has answered the call to support our Coast Guard and our great nation on the water, in the air and ashore,” said Mark Simoni, national commodore of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The...

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads holds change of command ceremony in Portsmouth

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads holds change of command ceremony in Portsmouth
Capt. Rick Wester relieved Capt. Christopher Keane as Commander of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads during a Change of Command ceremony.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Capt. Richard J. Wester assumed command of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Wednesday during a change-of-command ceremony held at the Sector in Portsmouth. Wester relieved Capt. Christopher...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse salutes Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden during a change of command ceremony onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, June 17, 2016.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Turner Adair PORTSMOUTH, Va – Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse relieved Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden of the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the...

New commander in Houston takes charge of region’s ports, waterways

New commander in Houston takes charge of region's ports, waterways
Capt. Peter F. Martin relieves Capt. Brian K. Penoyer of command of Sector Houston-Galveston  June 17, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams. HOUSTON — Capt. Brian Penoyer transferred command of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to Capt. Peter Martin during a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the Bayport Cruise Terminal near Houston. Martin assumed...

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia visits Saipan, open for tours

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia visits Saipan, open for tours
APRA HARBOR, Guam — The Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia, homeported in Apra Harbor, Guam, is scheduled to arrive today, for a port visit before continuing aids to navigation operations in Western Oceania. The Sequoia will be open to the public for tours Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Port of Saipan in Tanapag Harbor. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed aboard the...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds change of command

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May holds change of command
Capt. Owen Gibbons, commanding officer Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., salutes Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard Force Readiness Command, during a change-of-command ceremony, Friday, June 17, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard’s only basic training facility, and one of the largest military bases in the...

Coast Guard 13th District holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard 13th District holds change of command ceremony
Rear Adm. Mark E. Butt and Rear Admiral Richard T. Gromlich shake hands after Butt relieved Gromlich of command of the 13th Coast Guard District June 17, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson. SEATTLE — Rear Adm. Mark E. Butt assumed command of the Coast Guard 13th District during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle Friday morning. Butt relieved Rear Adm. Richard...