Coast Guard Cutter Stratton holds change of command ceremony in Alameda

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton holds change of command ceremony in Alameda
Coast Guard Capt. Nathan Moore (front) and Capt. Craig Wieschhorster conduct a personnel inspection of the crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton during a change of command ceremony in Alameda, Calif., June 8, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi. Alameda – Capt. Craig Wieschhorster relieved Capt. Nathan Moore as commander of the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to hold change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to hold change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton will hold a change of command ceremony at Base Alameda Thursday at 2 p.m. Capt. Craig Wieschhorster will relieve Capt. Nathan Moore as commander of Stratton. Moore’s next assignment will be as the Pacific Area Chief of Staff in Alameda. Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, commander Coast Guard Pacific Area, will...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to return to homeport following counter-smuggling patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to return to homeport following counter-smuggling patrol
USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton and crew are scheduled to return to their homeport in Alameda Sunday after a 98-day patrol, consisting of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and several weeks of training and drills off the coast of Southern California. The Stratton and crew played a central role in the counter-smuggling operations, bringing...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, Friday, March 31, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, Friday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in nine interdictions...

Coast Guard honors the passing of a trailblazer

Coast Guard honors the passing of a trailblazer
Members of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of Dorothy Kurtz, member of the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve also known as Semper Paratus Always Ready, to her final resting place Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Venice Memorial Gardens, Venice, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse Dorothy E. Kurtz, Nov. 8, 1922 – Sept. 12, 2016 By Petty Officer...

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man 380 miles southwest of San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man 380 miles southwest of San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 67-year-old man from a sailing vessel approximately 380 miles southwest of San Diego, Sunday. At approximately 10 p.m., Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of the sailing vessel Perseverance that a 67-year-old male was experiencing symptoms of possible life-threatening diabetic complications. The...

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man 380 miles southwest of San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man 380 miles southwest of San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 67-year-old man from a sailing vessel approximately 380 miles southwest of San Diego, Sunday. At approximately 10 p.m., Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of the sailing vessel Perseverance that a 67-year-old male was experiencing symptoms of possible life-threatening diabetic complications. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 75-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 75-day deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., after a 75-day Joint Interagency Task Force South counter drug patrol on Sunday to reunite with family members and loved ones. Stratton’s crew disrupted the movement of more than 22,000 pounds of cocaine from drug smuggling vessels and offloaded a total of 11,000 pounds of cocaine with an...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 114-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 114-day deployment
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton is greeted by their families after returning home to Alameda, Calif., following a four-month deployment to the Eastern Pacific. The Stratton’s crew recently offloaded 34 metric tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of $1.01 billion, from 23 separate interdictions by Coast Guard cutters and Coast Guard law enforcement teams operating...