Five mariners reunite with their rescuers

Five mariners reunite with their rescuers
People rescued April 15 by the Coast Guard reunite with their rescuers at Air Station Clearwater, Florida, Thursday, April 27, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla. — Five mariners rescued April 15 by the Coast Guard reunited with their rescuers Thursday in Clearwater. Various members from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Coast Guard Station...

Funeral Services in Ithaca, NY for Coast Guard SPAR, World War II hero

Funeral Services in Ithaca, NY for Coast Guard SPAR, World War II hero
Florence Ebersole Smith Finch (1915-2016)(U.S. Coast Guard photo) BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U. S. Coast Guard will render full honors for a World War II hero who also served in the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, more commonly known as SPARs, Saturday. Funeral services are being held for Florence Ebersole Smith Finch Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca, New York. Ebersole Smith Finch...

Coast Guard Force Readiness Command holds change of command

Coast Guard Force Readiness Command holds change of command
Coast Guard Vice Adm. Sandra Stosz, deputy commandant of Coast Guard Force Readiness Command, oversees FORCECOM’s change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Virginia, April 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Auxiliarist Andrew Winz) Cape May – Rear Adm. Keith Smith relieved Rear Adm. David Throop as Commander, Force Readiness Command, during a change-of-command...

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston holds change of command ceremony
Captain Martin and Captain Oditt salute each other during a change-of-command and retirement ceremony at San Jacinto College Apr. 24, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Edward J.Wargo HOUSTON — Capt. Kevin D. Oditt relieved Capt. Peter F. Martin during a change of command and retirement ceremony, at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Monday. Oditt was previously assigned as the...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home following counterdrug deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home following counterdrug deployment
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast handles lines during mooring at 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, San Diego, on April 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson) WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned home to Astoria, Oregon, after successfully completing a two-and-a-half month counterdrug deployment in the Eastern Pacific, Sunday. Patrolling...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew returns home following 3-month patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew returns home following 3-month patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew members carry shore power cable onto the pier April 22, 2017, in Key West, Florida, following a three-month patrol in the Eastern Pacific.  (Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall) More than 13 tons of cocaine seized MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returned home Saturday to Key West following a three-month counter-drug patrol in the Pacific Ocean. During...

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducts change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducts change of command ceremony
Capt. Jeffrey Dixon, left, transfers command of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville to Capt. Todd Wiemers, right, Friday, April 21, 2017, during the unit’s change of command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at Naval...

President Trump scheduled to speak at Coast Guard Academy commencement

President Trump scheduled to speak at Coast Guard Academy commencement
NEW LONDON, CONN. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is preparing to host President Donald J. Trump, who is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at graduation on Wednesday May 17, following a White House announcement earlier today. The 135th Commencement Exercises are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Cadet Memorial Field. “Every commencement is a special occasion, but it is particularly...

Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters

Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters
An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter taxis on the runway at Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, April 13, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host local government officials and first responders Thursday after receiving the first of three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters that are due to be permanently transferred to the unit...