Coast Guard announces active duty and reserve 2016 Enlisted Persons of the Year

Coast Guard announces active duty and reserve 2016 Enlisted Persons of the Year
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced the selection of SN Gregory W. Jacquet of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, homeported in Mayport, Florida, and GM1 Nicole K. Cimino of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 in Everett, Washington, as the 2016 Enlisted Persons of the Year. Jacquet received the Enlisted Person of the Year-Active Duty Component and Cimino was awarded Enlisted Person of the...

Coast Guard to nationally certify local maritime emergency responders

Coast Guard to nationally certify local maritime emergency responders
NAPLES, Fla.— The Coast Guard is scheduled to host the National Association of Boating Law Administrator’s boating operator search and rescue course Wednesday in Naples, FL.. Members from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach will certify local maritime emergency responders from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Marco Island Police Department,...

Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson Commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson Commissioning
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson gathers on the newly commissioned cutter during a commissioning ceremony held at Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, March 18, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) CAPE MAY, N.J. – Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, presided over a ceremony commissioning the 20th Fast Response Cutter, Lawrence...

Seattle-based Coast Guard Polar icebreaker returns home following Antarctic mission

Seattle-based Coast Guard Polar icebreaker returns home following Antarctic mission
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a 399-foot heavy icebreaker, is escorted by the crew of the Westrac II, a 73-foot towing vessel, as they moor to Pier 66 in Seattle, March 17, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. SEATTLE — Families and friends welcomed home the crew of the Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, following a 107-day deployment...

Coast Guard Auxiliary unit volunteers nearly 14,000 hours of service to South Carolinians in 2016

Coast Guard Auxiliary unit volunteers nearly 14,000 hours of service to South Carolinians in 2016
Coast Guard Auxiliarist Ann Graham, bottom left, meets with Lexington County Sheriff’s Department officers Austin Pace, left, and Sgt. Troy Livingston Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, during the Stand Up Paddleboard classic in Lake Murray, South Carolina.  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Barbara Burchfield. CHARLESTON, S.C. – Members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-3 in Lake Murray announced...

Coast Guard Polar icebreaker to return home following Antarctic mission

Coast Guard Polar icebreaker to return home following Antarctic mission
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is returning home Friday from an expedition to Antarctica where they supported Operation Deep Freeze 2017, the U.S. military’s component of the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. Polar Star’s crew facilitated the annual resupply and refueling of two research stations, McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole, by escorting...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to return home after seizing $92 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to return home after seizing $92 million in cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew members pose with the illegal drugs they seized while on patrol Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Midas) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to their homeport in Boston, today after a 74-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the crew interdicted four drug-laden vessels,...

Off duty Coast Guardsmen rescues kayaker near Grays Harbor, Wash.

Off duty Coast Guardsmen rescues kayaker near Grays Harbor, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. – An off duty Coast Guardsmen rescued a kayaker beset by weather near Grays Harbor, Washington, Saturday. The kayaker was recovered from the Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor Petty Officer, who was underway on a nearby boat, and transferred to shore without further medical concerns. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received the report of the kayaker in destress from...

Coast Guard names Pacific Southwest active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard names Pacific Southwest active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year
Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, congratulates Petty Officer 2nd Class Stacy Pagozalski, a yeoman at the Eleventh Coast Guard District Administrative Branch in Alameda, Calif., after she was named the enlisted person of the year at a ceremony March 10, 2017 in Petaluma, Calif. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SAN FRANCISCO – Two Pacific...