Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, Band coming to New Bedford

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, Band coming to New Bedford
The Coast Guard Band performs  June 1, 2018.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, ‘America’s Tall Ship,’ is scheduled to visit New Bedford, Aug. 10-13. The 295-foot Barque Eagle is set to dock at the State Pier Friday, Aug. 10, and will have the following free and public tour schedule: Friday, Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m. Saturday,...

Coast Guard Academy now offers Cyber Systems major

Coast Guard Academy now offers Cyber Systems major
NEW LONDON, Conn. — For the first time in more than 20 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will add a new academic program. Beginning with the Class of 2022, the Academy will offer an academic major in Cyber Systems that will allow a generation of young leaders to better meet the emerging operational and support needs of the service. The U.S. Coast Guard has identified cyberspace as an operating...

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets test out their new rescue basket design at a local simulator facility, April 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth. NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets have been prototyping a new and improved rescue basket, which could revolutionize the way the Coast...

Vice President scheduled to speak at Coast Guard Academy Commencement Exercises

Vice President scheduled to speak at Coast Guard Academy Commencement Exercises
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is preparing to host Vice President Mike Pence, who is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at graduation ceremonies here, Wednesday, May 23. The 137th Commencement Exercises are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Cadet Memorial Field. This event is not open to the public. The Vice President traditionally addresses the graduating class at one of...

Coast Guard Academy cadet presents at TEDxYale event

Cadet Evan Twarog gave a presentation on crisis mapping and using social media for Coast Guard applications during the final round of the student competition during the TEDxYale: Uncharted event March 3, 2018. The event highlighted nine featured speakers and five student speakers who presented their exploration of the uncharted. During Hurricane Harvey, Twarog contributed to the Coast Guard’s “crisis...

Coast Guard Academy cadet receives Fulbright Award to study energy engineering

Coast Guard Academy cadet receives Fulbright Award to study energy engineering
Cadet First Class Erin Wright photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard Academy Cadet First Class Erin Wright has been awarded a 2018-2019 Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Philosophy degree in Energy Engineering at Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities...

Coast Guard Academy cadets help save Right Whales

Coast Guard Academy cadets help save Right Whales
U.S. Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadets Ainsley Fruhwirth and Zoe Bolling show off their capstone project that works to give mariners a current location of right whales in their area using technology, Feb. 13, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin. New London, CT – Right whales are dying. Only around 430 right whales remain. Scientists predict that right whales...

Coast Guard Academy graduate receives Fulbright Scholarship

Coast Guard Academy graduate receives Fulbright Scholarship
Ensign Laura Beck NEW LONDON, Conn. – U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Laura Beck has received a 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to study in Norway. Ensign Beck graduated from the Academy in 2017 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Beck is the second Coast Guard Academy graduate to be granted a Fulbright Award to Norway. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational...

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg
The Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn bell tolls honoring fallen shipmates during the 38th annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Clark) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard crewmembers, survivors, family members, and community members from around the Tampa Bay area commemorated the 38th anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter...