Coast Guard Barque Eagle to lead Grand Parade of Sail, arrival of tall ships for Sail Boston

Coast Guard Barque Eagle to lead Grand Parade of Sail, arrival of tall ships for Sail Boston
BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” will begin the Grand Parade of Sail into Boston Harbor at 9 a.m. Saturday when 56 sailing ships from around the world arrive for Sail Boston 2017. Led by Eagle, the parade of majestic tall ships will arrive in flotillas beginning from Broad Sound into the main channel of Boston Harbor, along the Boston waterfront,...

Coast Guard Academy cadet wins national championship in long jump

Coast Guard Academy cadet wins national championship in long jump
GENEVA, Ohio. – Coast Guard Academy junior Darius Adams won the national championship in the long jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Mount Union. Adams, making his first NCAA championship appearance, posted the two best jumps in the championship during the opening flight as he went 23 feet, 11.75 inches on his second jump before a leap of 24 feet, 1.5 inches...

President Trump scheduled to speak at Coast Guard Academy commencement

President Trump scheduled to speak at Coast Guard Academy commencement
NEW LONDON, CONN. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is preparing to host President Donald J. Trump, who is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at graduation on Wednesday May 17, following a White House announcement earlier today. The 135th Commencement Exercises are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Cadet Memorial Field. “Every commencement is a special occasion, but it is particularly...

Fulbright scholar works to reshape future Coast Guard operations

Fulbright scholar works to reshape future Coast Guard operations
First Class Cadet Patrick Ledzian NEW LONDON, CONN. – First Class Cadet Patrick Ledzian envisions a future where unmanned aircraft work alongside Coast Guard units to aid in search and rescue missions. He has previously worked with a small group to create an autonomous remote controlled car, quadcopter, and plane. During his senior year capstone project, he built upon these designs to develop...

Air Station Traverse City to host local student accepted into US Coast Guard Academy

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host a woman who was recently accepted into the United States Coast Guard Academy and her family for a visit to the unit Monday. Sydney Arendt will begin her schooling at the Coast Guard Academy, one of the nation’s five military service academies, during the summer of 2017. The event will welcome Arendt and her guests to the Coast...

Cadets give facelift to Coast Guard fleet

Cadets give facelift to Coast Guard fleet
Cadet Jennifer Haley and Cadet Samuel Park discuss the design process of their naval architecture capstone project at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Barger. By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Barger NEW LONDON, Conn. – A group of cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are working on designs to replace some of the oldest ships in...

Coast Guard Academy announces spring Regimental Review schedule

Coast Guard Academy announces spring Regimental Review schedule
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy’s Corps of Cadets is scheduled to march in six regimental reviews at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy here during the spring semester. The community is invited to attend the drills, which are free and open to the public. Bleachers are available and located in front of Hamilton Hall with a view of the Washington Parade Field where the ceremony takes place. In...

Coast Guard honors fallen shipmates from Blackthorn tragedy

Coast Guard honors fallen shipmates from Blackthorn tragedy
A bugler plays taps during the 37th annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Friday, Jan. 27, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard honored 23 fallen crew members Friday in St. Petersburg during the 37th anniversary memorial service of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision. The Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn...

Coast Guard Band to play free December holiday concerts in DC, Northern Virginia

Coast Guard Band to play free December holiday concerts in DC, Northern Virginia
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Band rehearse in Leamy Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Band is scheduled to perform four free holiday concerts in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia with each concert being a different ensemble of instruments and musical styles. All concerts are...