Coast Guard holds Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony in Alameda

Coast Guard holds Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony in Alameda
A Pearl Harbor survivor salutes during a ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, Dec. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard held a remembrance ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Island in Alameda to mark the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Capt. Nathan Moore, the chief of staff of Coast...

Coast Guard hoists injured crewmember from vessel 15 miles west of Columbia River

Coast Guard hoists injured crewmember from vessel 15 miles west of Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard hoisted an injured crewmember off a motor vessel 15 miles west of the entrance to the Columbia River, Friday morning.The injured crewmember, a 60-year-old male, is in stable condition and reportedly lost sight in his left eye Tuesday, and will be treated by a physician.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 13th District Command Center in Seattle received an Automated...

Coast Guard marks the end of a record year in counterdrug operations

Coast Guard marks the end of a record year in counterdrug operations
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the cutter in San Diego on October 27, 2016. Nearly 20 tons of cocaine were interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central and South America. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen.)SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard marked the end of a record year in counterdrug operations as the crew of Cutter...

Coast Guard releases final investigation report on mariner casualty near Maui, Hawaii

Coast Guard releases final investigation report on mariner casualty near Maui, Hawaii
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard has released its Major Incident Investigation (MII) Report into a search and rescue response 26-miles south of Maui that resulted in the a death of a civilian mariner aboard the sailing vessel Kolina on Nov. 5, 2015. The mishap victim was a 71-year-old man, a seasoned mariner, who lived aboard the vessel with the last known address in Kawaihae Boat Park, Honolulu,...

Pacific Area command welcomes new commander

Pacific Area command welcomes new commander
Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft and Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray pose together during the Coast Guard Pacific Area change of command ceremonies Aug. 15, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Pacific Area Command welcomed Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette as its new commander during a change of command...

Coast Guard Pacific Area to hold change-of-command ceremony Monday

Coast Guard Pacific Area to hold change-of-command ceremony Monday
Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman ALAMEDA, Calif. – Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette will assume command of Coast Guard Pacific Area during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Alameda Monday at 11 a.m. Vice Adm. Midgette is relieving Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray who has served as the Pacific Area commander...

Coast Guard tests communication, preps for Cascadia Rising event

Coast Guard tests communication, preps for Cascadia Rising event
Chief Warrant Officer Michael Wood, a member of the Coast Guard 13th District response technology division, uses a mobile high frequency radio to communicate with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection National Law Enforcement Communications Service Center in Orlando, Fla., during a communications exercise at Coast Guard Base Seattle, March 22, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class...

Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., April 22, 2014. “This is not a transition, this is a continuity of leadership,” said Zukunft. “Just as the ceremony we observe today is a continuity of leadership,...

Coast Guard conducts helicopter demonstration for Alameda students

Coast Guard conducts helicopter demonstration for Alameda students
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducted a search and rescue demonstration in San Francisco Bay for approximately 650 Alameda elementary school children, teachers and volunteers Wednesday. “This was a great opportunity to highlight two of our 11 missions, search and rescue and working with other government agencies,” said...