Coast Guard Sector North Carolina receives new commanding officer

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina receives new commanding officer
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Capt. Jerry Barnes assumed command of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina, Tuesday. Barnes reported to Sector North Carolina after serving as the 5th Coast Guard District’s chief of prevention. Barnes, a specialist in marine safety, security, environmental protection and marine transportation system management, previously served...

Students compete in underwater robotics competition at Base Honolulu

Students compete in underwater robotics competition at Base Honolulu
Nine teams comprised of local elementary, middle and high school students participated in the Marine Advanced Technology Education Oahu Regional Competition at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, May 6, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. McKenzie/Released) HONOLULU –The Coast Guard hosted several students during the Marine Advanced Technology Education Oahu Regional Competition...

Coast Guard member helps police arrest suspect at Wal-Mart

Coast Guard member helps police arrest suspect at Wal-Mart
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Roger Brown with his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Bella and Sophie. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — It was 8:15 p.m. on April 27 when Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Roger Brown approached the exit of Wal-Mart, car keys jingling in one hand, a single plastic bag swinging from the other. In the bag was an assortment of frozen fruit that would become his breakfast smoothie...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma home in Maine following patrol of New England waters

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma home in Maine following patrol of New England waters
A small-boat crew deployed from the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, homeported in Kittery, Maine, is underway Tuesday, March 28, 2017 while on patrol of New England waters in support of Coast Guard Operation Atlantic Venture.  U.S. Coast Guard Photo. BOSTON —The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned Friday to their homeport of Kittery, Maine, following a 67-day patrol offshore New England waters...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns to Portsmouth after patrol between Cuba, Hispaniola

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns to Portsmouth after patrol between Cuba, Hispaniola
A boat crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare gets underway between Cuba and Hispaniola during drug interdiction operations in April, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Legare) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to their homeport Thursday after a 35-day patrol in the Windward Passage, a strait between Cuba and Hispaniola. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing over 4 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing over 4 tons of cocaine
Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable stand with narcotics interdicted during a two-month patrol.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of the Cutter Dependable returned home today after a two-month patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During this patrol, the crew seized over 8,000 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of...

Training Center Cape May to Host 3rd Annual CG Community Festival on Saturday

Training Center Cape May to Host 3rd Annual CG Community Festival on Saturday
Freeholder Will Morey poses for a photo by the entrance of the inaugural Coast Guard Community Festival in 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will play host to the 3rd annual Coast Guard Community Festival, Saturday, as part of a weekend long celebration of the Coast Guard’s ties to Cape May County. The training...

Coast Guard, local explosive-detection K-9 teams participate in joint maritime training

Coast Guard, local explosive-detection K-9 teams participate in joint maritime training
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco explosive-detection K-9 Ricky and his handler, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Brosowsky, prepare to board a police department small boat. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart ALAMEDA, Calif. — Federal, state and local explosive-detection K-9 teams participated in a joint maritime training event, Bomb Dogs on the...

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...