Coast Guard Training Center Cape May awards Hometown Hero

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May awards Hometown Hero
Capt. Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., hands Anna Shustack a Hometown Hero award, Friday, April 29, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. – One of the winners of the Coast Guard’s annual Hometown Heroes Award was recognized in a surprise ceremony, Friday, April 29. Capt. Todd Prestidge, commanding officer...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home after nabbing cocaine, heroin drug traffickers

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home after nabbing cocaine, heroin drug traffickers
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to its homeport in Boston, Sunday following a 70-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During its 12,000 nautical mile patrol, the Escanaba interdicted over 1,200 kilograms of cocaine, 20 kilograms of heroin, and seven suspected narcotics traffickers. They also worked with a Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to pursue and board six vessels...

Coast Guard honors top enlisted servicemembers for 2015

Coast Guard honors top enlisted servicemembers for 2015
The Coast Guard’s 2015 Enlisted Persons of the Year pose for a photo with the commandant of the Coast Guard, master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard, and several former EPOY. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard’s senior-most leaders formally recognized the service’s top enlisted members during the 2015 Coast Guard Enlisted...

Red Cross honors 1st Coast Guard District members

Red Cross honors 1st Coast Guard District members
STAMFORD, Conn. –The Red Cross honored 1st Coast Guard District members during the 17th annual Red Cross Connecticut Heroes Breakfast in Stamford, Connecticut, today. Red Cross Heroes Breakfasts are signature community events recognizing everyday men, women, and youths who have undertaken extraordinary acts of kindness and courage to prevent and alleviate human suffering, exemplifying the true spirit...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns to Portsmouth, Virginia

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns to Portsmouth, Virginia
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew returned to Portsmouth, Virginia, after a 54-day fisheries patrol Thursday. During their patrol, Tampa’s crew conducted 41 commercial fishing vessel boardings that resulted in the detection of seven commercial fisheries safety violations, one voyage termination and one fisheries...

Coast Guard member found guilty of sexual assault

Coast Guard member found guilty of sexual assault
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard member charged with violating an article of the Uniform Code of Military Justice was sentenced Thursday during a general court martial in Norfolk, Virginia. Petty Officer 3rd Class William Fisher was found guilty of one specification of violation of Article 120, UCMJ – Sexual Assault and was sentenced to six months confinement, reduction of rank to E-1 and a dishonorable...

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to hold training exercise near Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to hold training exercise near Martha’s Vineyard
BOSTON — Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod is scheduled to conduct an extensive mishap response drill Wednesday south of Martha’s Vineyard. The closed training will consist of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters working in conjunction with Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England and the First District command center to search for a simulated downed aircraft. This exercise will allow personnel...

Coast Guard Academy completes investigation into honor violations

Coast Guard Academy completes investigation into honor violations
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy released the following statement today. “A recent investigation involving cadets and potential violations of the Academy Honor Concept has been completed. The allegations specifically involved violations of the collaboration policy within the Ships and Maritime Systems class during the 2015 fall semester. We are greatly disappointed in the...

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Holds Sexual Assault Prevention Event

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Holds Sexual Assault Prevention Event
Judy Kunec, the family advocate advisor onboard the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., facilitates a question and answer session, Tuesday, April 26, during the training center’s annual sexual assault stand down event.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. – Members at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., participated in a team building...