Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters

Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters
An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter taxis on the runway at Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, April 13, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host local government officials and first responders Thursday after receiving the first of three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters that are due to be permanently transferred to the unit...

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction
The aircrew of the Florida-based Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stands on a cutter flight deck with one of the unit’s 10 MH-65D Dolphin helicopters after the 500th recorded drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, which took place March 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Washington – The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) – which includes...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma and Jacksonville, Florida’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stand for a group photo on the flight deck of the cutter on Dec. 27, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to homeport Friday after a 49-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Homeported in Kittery, Maine, Tahoma’s crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Spence, a boatswain’s mate onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare, hugs his daughters on the pier at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, Sept. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) Portsmouth, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to Portsmouth, Virginia, Wednesday following a 48-day patrol in the Eastern...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after catching 15 smugglers, 4.6 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after catching 15 smugglers, 4.6 tons of cocaine
A Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Squadron MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and bales of intercepted cocaine on the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, Monday, June 6, 2016, in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Seneca is scheduled to return to its homeport in Boston, Saturday following a 68-day deployment to the Pacific Ocean. The Boston based cutter transited through...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Returns from Counter-Drug Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Returns from Counter-Drug Patrol
KEY WEST, Florida – The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk has returned to its homeport of Key West, Florida following a 62-day patrol in the Pacific Ocean.  Mohawk’s crew partnered with units from multiple U.S. agencies and allied nations to conduct Counter Drug Operations in support of the Eleventh Coast Guard District and the Key West-based Joint Interagency Task Force South.  During the patrol, Mohawk...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following Eastern Pacific patrol
BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to their homeport in Boston Saturday following a successful 52-day deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the patrol, Escanaba’s crew steamed more than 11,200 miles, successfully transited the Panama Canal for the first time in more than 10 years, and interdicted 1,009 kilograms of cocaine, two vessels, and five narcotic...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport from 63-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport from 63-day patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Farrell kisses his wife during the unit’s return to homeport in Naval Station Mayport, Fla. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to homeport at Naval Station Mayport, Thursday, after a 63-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their nine-week, counter-drug...

Coast Guard presents Silver Life Saving Medal for off duty rescue

Coast Guard presents Silver Life Saving Medal for off duty rescue
Capt. Robert W. Warren presents Ensign Roland Blake with the Silver Life Saving Medal Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard presented the Silver Life Saving Medal Thursday to a Coast Guardsman who risked his life to rescue a man from drowning in Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama Nov. 9, 2012. Captain Robert W. Warren, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan, presented...