New Jersey Coast Guard Units Receive Trees For Troops

New Jersey Coast Guard Units Receive Trees For Troops
Petty Officer 3rd Class Anita Stahley helps stack trees during the annual Trees for Troops event held onboard the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen received a delivery of 50 donated Christmas trees from the Trees for Troops program at Training Center Cape May, Thursday. The...

Coast Guard Island holds Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

Coast Guard Island holds Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard held a remembrance ceremony Wednesday at Coast Guard Island to mark the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Rear Adm. Todd Sokalzuk, Eleventh Coast Guard District commander, spoke at the ceremony prior to the laying of a wreath, the playing of Taps, and a 21-gun salute in honor of those lost during the attack. The ceremony also included musical numbers...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw delivers Christmas trees, works buoys for Operation Fall Retrieve

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw delivers Christmas trees, works buoys for Operation Fall Retrieve
Seaman Jared S. Medina officially delivers the Christmas trees on behalf of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw during a ceremony Dec. 3, 2016 at Navy Pier in Chicago. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of USCGC Mackinaw CHICAGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw returned to Chicago, Dec. 3, 2016,  as this year’s “Christmas Ship” loaded with 1,200 Christmas trees. Each year, the Coast Guard partners...

Coast Guard to host tours aboard cutters at Aloha Tower, Honolulu, as part of Pearl Harbor 75th

Coast Guard to host tours aboard cutters at Aloha Tower, Honolulu, as part of Pearl Harbor 75th
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is offering free public tours of two cutters as part of the observance of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor at Aloha Tower in Honolulu Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday the Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will also perform in front of the cutter at Aloha Tower at 2 p.m. The Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, a 110-foot patrol boat, will be moored at Aloha Tower Pier...

Coast Guard participates in Pearl Harbor 75th observance; honors survivors

Coast Guard participates in Pearl Harbor 75th observance; honors survivors
Crewmembers from various units throughout the Coast Guard 14th District greet a World War II veteran from an American airline honor flight from Los Angeles at the Honolulu International Airport, Dec. 3, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, alongside the other armed services, are observing the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor...

First Coast Guard C-27J Enters Programmed Depot Maintenance

First Coast Guard C-27J Enters Programmed Depot Maintenance
The first C-27J inducted into programmed depot maintenance (PDM), CGNR 2702, awaits a routine overhaul in one of the Heavy Maintenance Facility hangars at Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The Coast Guard HC-27J Asset Project Office (APO) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, inducted the first C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance (MRS) aircraft, CGNR 2702, into...

Newburyport, Mass. surpasses ‘rigorous criteria’ to earn re-designation as Coast Guard City

Newburyport, Mass. surpasses 'rigorous criteria' to earn re-designation as Coast Guard City
A ceremony is held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at The Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport, Massachusetts to re-designated Newburyport as a “Coast Guard City.” U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham BOSTON — The city of Newburyport was re-designated as a “Coast Guard City” Saturday during a ceremony at The Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport. During...

Coast Guard Band to play free December holiday concerts in DC, Northern Virginia

Coast Guard Band to play free December holiday concerts in DC, Northern Virginia
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Band rehearse in Leamy Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Band is scheduled to perform four free holiday concerts in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia with each concert being a different ensemble of instruments and musical styles. All concerts are...

Joseph Tezanos’ legend lives on in new Coast Guard cutter

Joseph Tezanos’ legend lives on in new Coast Guard cutter
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on May 21, 1944, when an explosion on a Landing Ship Tank that was loading ammunition set off a chain reaction that would continue to burn and cause subsequent explosions into the next day. Most of the crews in port were enjoying some well-earned Hawaii liberty; enjoying a break from the perils and deployments...