Family of hero Marine awarded Gold Lifesaving Medal

Family of hero Marine awarded Gold Lifesaving Medal
Rear Adm. Dave Callahan, 8th Coast Guard District commander, presents the Gold Lifesaving Medal to the family of retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello July 31, 2017, in San Antonio.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst. SAN ANTONIO — The family of Marine Corps Master Sgt. Rodney Lee Buentello accepted the Gold Lifesaving Medal from Rear Adm. Dave Callahan,...

Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco commissioned in Juneau

Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco commissioned in Juneau
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco gathers on deck during the vessel’s commissioning ceremony in Juneau, Alaska, June 14, 2017.   Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco was commissioned during a ceremony in Juneau, Wednesday. The commissioning was presided by Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, Coast Guard Pacific...

Coast Guard to commission cutter Bailey Barco in Juneau, June 14

Coast Guard to commission cutter Bailey Barco in Juneau, June 14
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard will commission the Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco (WPC 1122,) the 17th District’s second 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, in Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, June 14. The cutter Bailey Barco is the second of six Sentinel-class cutters that will homeport in Alaska. The 154-foot vessel is designed to patrol coastal regions...

Coast Guard to commission Alaska’s first Fast Response Cutter in Ketchikan, April 12

Coast Guard to commission Alaska’s first Fast Response Cutter in Ketchikan, April 12
The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick and crew make way to their home port at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan in Ketchikan, Alaska, March 21, 2017. . U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska – The commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC 1121), the 17th District’s first 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, will be held in Ketchikan Apr. 12, 2017. The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick is the...

Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson Commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson Commissioning
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson gathers on the newly commissioned cutter during a commissioning ceremony held at Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, March 18, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) CAPE MAY, N.J. – Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, presided over a ceremony commissioning the 20th Fast Response Cutter, Lawrence...

Fast Response Cutter John McCormick arrives in Ketchikan, Alaska after 6200 mile voyage

Fast Response Cutter John McCormick arrives in Ketchikan, Alaska after 6200 mile voyage
The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick and crew make way to their home port at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan in Ketchikan, Alaska, March 217, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC-1121) and its crew arrived to their homeport at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Friday afternoon after completing a 6,200-mile trip from Key West, Florida. The John McCormick...

Coast Guard Accepts Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco, 22nd Fast Response Cutter

Coast Guard Accepts Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco, 22nd Fast Response Cutter
The decsendants of Bailey Barcopose for a photo with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco  Feb. 7, 2017 at the signing over ceremony to the Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally. Washington, DC – The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 22nd fast response cutter (FRC), Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco, in Key West, Florida,...

Coast Guard presents prestigious life-saving medals for heroic actions on Oregon coast

Coast Guard presents prestigious life-saving medals for heroic actions on Oregon coast
Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich, commander Coast Guard 13th District, presents Logan Couch, a volunteer Curry County Deputy Sheriff, with the Silver Life Saving Medal during a ceremony held at Coast Guard Station Chetco River in Brookings, Ore., Feb. 29, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read) NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard presented a Gold Lifesaving Medal and Silver...

Coast Guard awards posthumous Gold Lifesaving Medal

Coast Guard awards posthumous Gold Lifesaving Medal
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Rear Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of the 11th Coast Guard District, presented the Gold Lifesaving Medal (posthumously) to the surviving family members of Kyle Hardman in a ceremony in Ukiah, Calif., July 31, 2013. According to the award citation, Kyle Hardman and Jarvise Shelton were working aboard the towboat Richard A. Baker on the Upper Mississippi River in the vicinity of...