Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week
Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner and Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite guide their bomb-detection dogs for Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105, as they conduct pier sweeps during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 5, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has ramped up safety and security patrols for this year’s...

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to Coast Guard Island following a deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean for a 75-day counterdrug patrol, Saturday. Stratton’s crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads more than 50,000 lbs of cocaine and heroin in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads more than 50,000 lbs of cocaine and heroin in San Diego
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Wednesday, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures...

Coast Guard crew to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard crew to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service. This offload represents the results from 25 separate seizures conducted by four Coast Guard cutters and...

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...