Coast Guard member to receive national recognition for at sea rescue

Coast Guard member to receive national recognition for at sea rescue
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema U.S. Coast Guard photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard announced Wednesday that the Association for Rescue at Sea has selected Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, to receive the 2016 AFRAS Gold Medal. The AFRAS Gold Medal is awarded annually to a Coast Guard enlisted member who exhibited exceptional courage...

Coast Guard reintroduces shipboard diving capabilities to Arctic

Coast Guard reintroduces shipboard diving capabilities to Arctic
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Harris holds a Coast Guard ensign during a cold water ice dive off a Healy small boat in the Arctic, July 29, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Bradbury ALAMEDA, Calif. ­— U.S. Coast Guardsmen and U.S. Navy sailors conducted shipboard dive operations from a Coast Guard cutter in the Arctic July 29 for the first time since two...

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Willow arrives in new homeport

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Willow arrives in new homeport
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow file photo by Petty Officer Luke Clayton. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Willow arrived Sunday at their new homeport in Charleston. The Willow, a 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender, is set to replace the Coast Guard Cutter Oak which departed Charleston in 2015. “We are truly happy to welcome the Willow to Charleston,” said Cmdr....

Coast Guard celebrates centennial of Diamond Head Lighthouse

Coast Guard celebrates centennial of Diamond Head Lighthouse
Logan Erickon, an 8th-grader at Kailua Intermediate School, is announced winner of the Diamond Head Lighthouse Art contest at Diamond Head August 5, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU —The Coast Guard commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Diamond Head Lighthouse, a cultural icon and landmark. As part of the celebration, an art contest was held...

Coast Guard members participate in event at baseball game in Norfolk, VA

Coast Guard members participate in event at baseball game in Norfolk, VA
Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Adwoa Hendricks, command master chief, 5th Coast Guard District, dances with the Norfolk Tides’ mascot Rip Tide at the annual Coast Guard Night celebration at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 4, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard members participated in the Norfolk Tides’ Coast...

Men awarded for heroic rescue during Baton Rouge floods

Men awarded for heroic rescue during Baton Rouge floods
David Phung (center) is presented with the Silver Lifesaving Medal during a ceremony in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Aug. 4, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ivan. J. Barnes) BATON ROUGE, La. – The Coast Guard presented four men with medals Friday for saving the life of a woman and her dog during historic flooding in Baton Rouge one year ago. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Dave...

Mohawk returns to homeport after patrol

Mohawk returns to homeport after patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk file photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew returned Friday following a one month law enforcement and training patrol in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operations Southern Watch and Yucatan Sentinel. During the patrol, the crew stopped and rescued 113 illegal Haitian migrants with the help of an embarked Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard Cutter Maple reaches Northwest Passage during historic voyage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple reaches Northwest Passage during historic voyage
Coast Guard Cutter Maple file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple reached the Northwest Passage Thursday during their historic voyage accompanied by the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier and crew underway in the Amundsen Gulf, Canada. The Maple crew has transited 3,014 miles since they departed Sitka July 12. The cutter is serving as a ship of opportunity...

Top U.S., Canadian Coast Guard leaders hold summit in Grand Haven

Top U.S., Canadian Coast Guard leaders hold summit in Grand Haven
Adm. Paul Zukunft, U.S. Coast Guard commandant, and Mr. Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard commissioner, shake hands after signing the Canada United States Joint Contingency Plan in Grand Haven, Michigan, Aug. 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley. GRAND HAVEN, Mich., — Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, hosted the Commissioner of the...