Coast Guard awards Philadelphia brothers for rescue efforts

Coast Guard awards Philadelphia brothers for rescue efforts
Capt. Eric Gleason presents the Coast Guard Public Service Commendation to Joe Gottschalk (center) and Billy Gottschalk (right), for their efforts to help save four people on boogie boards caught in a riptide on August 10, 2016, at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, Oct. 11, 2017.Coast Guard photography by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard awarded two brothers...

Coast Guard prepares assets for Tropical Storm Nate response

Coast Guard prepares assets for Tropical Storm Nate response
Members from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans prepare for Tropical Storm Nate October 6, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is strategically positioning response assets and personnel prior to the arrival of Tropical Storm Nate to ensure rapid deployment of resources as soon as it is safe to operate and respond. Preparedness of...

Coast Guard signs memorandum of agreement with Virginia State University

Coast Guard signs memorandum of agreement with Virginia State University
OT Shamir Tyner, Lt. Eunice James, Virginia State University President Dr. Makola Abdullah, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, Virginia State University Provost and Vice President Donald Palm, OT Cody Mitchell and OT Itzel Cash gather to commemorate the signing of the memorandum of agreement between Virginia State University and the U.S. Coast Guard. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard signed...

Spouses to the rescue; Snacks on deck

Spouses to the rescue; Snacks on deck
NEW YORK – Lt. Justin Gear (left), Stephanie Parker (middle), and Cindi Smith (right) hold up the blue bags of care packages the New York Area Spouses Club put together for distribution, September 21, 2017.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy.) by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy New York – For the past seven decades New York City has played host to the country’s...

Coast Guard Signs Memorandum of Agreement with University of Alaska Southeast

Coast Guard Signs Memorandum of Agreement with University of Alaska Southeast
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael McAllister and University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield shake hands after signing a memorandum of agreement between the Coast Guard and UAS during a ceremony in Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 2, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. JUNEAU, Alaska- On behalf of the Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zunkuft, Rear Adm. Michael McAllister,...

Coast Guard discourages boaters from transiting to ports affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Coast Guard discourages boaters from transiting to ports affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria
The Coast Guard Cutter James serves as a command and control platform in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017.  (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard is discouraging private boaters departing the continental United States from transiting to ports affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. While volunteers and aid are needed and welcomed, it is recommended that these efforts be coordinated through...

Video – Coast Guard station conducts surf drills in Oregon Inlet, NC

Video - Coast Guard station conducts surf drills in Oregon Inlet, NC
NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet crews conducted surf training near the Oregon Inlet bar in Nags Head this week. Hurricane Maria remained about 150 miles offshore as it passed North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but created surf conditions in Oregon Inlet from Tuesday to Thursday. Station Oregon Inlet 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews used the sea conditions to conduct surf drills for 18...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns from Caribbean patrol, hurricane response

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns from Caribbean patrol, hurricane response
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member offloads a bale of cocaine at Station Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 27, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home to Naval Station Mayport Friday after completing a multi-mission patrol, including responding to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During their two-month deployment,...

Training Center Cape May Hosts Recruit Training Board of Advisors

Training Center Cape May Hosts Recruit Training Board of Advisors
The Board of Adviors pose for a photograph in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s mast at the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm. CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors is holding their quarterly meeting at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Wednesday...