Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returns from 94-day Alaska patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returns from 94-day Alaska patrol
The Honolulu-based Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returned home Sept. 20, 2017, after a 94-day, 16,000 mile patrol in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Sherman) HONOLULU — The Honolulu-based Coast Guard Cutter Sherman (WHEC 720) returned home Wednesday after a 94-day, 16,000 mile patrol in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea. “Coast Guard men and women are critical to...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth, VA
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Northland, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, poses for a photo with seized cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Sept. 15, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jordan Groff/Released) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew returned to Portsmouth Sunday following a 79-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and...

Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West

Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West
ORLANDO, Fla. – Coast Guard personnel assigned to Coast Guard Sector Key West will begin returning to the Florida Keys, Monday, after a temporary relocation to Orlando due to Hurricane Irma. Only essential personnel will be returning to Key West at this time since infrastructure is still not steadily in place with electrical power, water, telecommunications and other necessary resources being in...

Coast Guard brings communications gear to Florida Keys

Coast Guard brings communications gear to Florida Keys
A Florida state trooper helps escort a convoy of Coast Guard communication trucks to Sector Key West, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, along Route 1 near Marathon, Florida.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) KEY WEST, Fla. — Members of the Coast Guard Deployable Communications Support Forces set up an enhanced mobile incident command post in Key West, Thursday. The team...

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational
Crews from Station Islamorada and Station Marathon transit from Fort Myers, Florida, to Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017 aboard response boat-mediums.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ORLANDO, Fla. – All Coast Guard small-boat and cutter search and rescue assets in addition to essential personnel assigned to units in the Florida Keys have returned to the Keys, Friday. Coast Guard assets and personnel...

Coast Guard partners with Customs and Border Protection for Irma response

Coast Guard partners with Customs and Border Protection for Irma response
Coast Guardsmen and Customs and Border Protection agents discuss operations in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 11, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI – Coast Guard aviators and Customs and Border Protection Air Interdiction Agents worked in coordinating flights to support relief efforts in South Florida, in response to Hurricane Irma. “The partnership between U.S. Customs and Border Patrol...

USCIS to Naturalize 300 New Citizens at Coast Guard Academy

USCIS to Naturalize 300 New Citizens at Coast Guard Academy
NEW LONDON, Conn. — In recognition of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office Director Nieves Cardinale will present 300 citizenship candidates to the Honorable Warren Eginton, Senior U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut during a naturalization ceremony at the Coast Guard Academy, Sunday. Eginton will preside...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to homeport from the Caribbean

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to homeport from the Caribbean
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma and her crew of 100 returns Sunday to their moorings at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine after a 62-day patrol conducting counter drug operations in the the Caribbean Sea. Tahoma visited Mayport, FL; Oranjestad, Aruba; and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Carrying an armed Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65...

New England based Coast Guard Assets Deploy for Hurricane Irma

New England based Coast Guard Assets Deploy for Hurricane Irma
Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew members pull the brow onto the ship in order to deploy down south on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Newport, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — A Newport, Rhode Island Coast Guard cutter crew and three air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod deployed in support of anticipated Hurricane Irma rescue and recovery...