Boatswains among birds — the secret salts of Elizabeth City

Boatswains among birds — the secret salts of Elizabeth City
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A view of Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina’s, boathouse, March 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) Elizabeth City, NC – Perhaps the best kept boat station secret in the Mid-Atlantic region lies nestled within the largest Coast Guard facility...

Coast Guard bomb sniffing dog retires after 6 years of service

Coast Guard bomb sniffing dog retires after 6 years of service
Chief Bert, a Coast Guard bomb sniffing dog from the Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston retired May 22, 2015, at a ceremony held at the MSST in Galveston, Texas. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Explosive Detection K9 retired after six years of service, Friday, in a retirement ceremony held at the Maritime Safety and Security Team in Galveston, Texas. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman off Texas City Dike

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman off Texas City Dike
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and Texas City Police Department are searching for a 25-year-old man who was overtaken by a large wave while fishing in the vicinity of Mosquito Island, off the Texas City Dike, today. Missing is Julio Torres. Torres and three other men were wade fishing when they were overtaken by a wave this morning. The men reportedly saw Torres after the first wave, but lost him...

Coast Guard petty officer receives special operations award for border security and counter-piracy deployments

Coast Guard petty officer receives special operations award for border security and counter-piracy deployments
WASHINGTON – A Coast Guard petty officer was honored Monday for his superior service while deployed in support border security and overseas combat operations. Petty Officer 1st Class Shane Goudswaard, assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston, Texas, was presented the 2012 National Defense Industrial Association Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict Award for his actions in support...

Coast Guard conducts security patrols for 57th Presidential Inauguration

Coast Guard conducts security patrols for 57th Presidential Inauguration
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard has combined efforts with local, state and federal agencies to provide security in the Washington area in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Agencies are conducting security patrols along the Potomac River, and air assets will enforce security zones within the National Capitol Region. “Inter-agency partnership is paramount in a national-security event...