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...

Coast Guard honors local man for heroic act in Atlantic City, NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard presented the Gold Lifesaving Medal here Friday to a man who rescued two children from drowning July 4, 2011. Lou Rosso, from Egg Harbor Township, N.J., was presented the medal for his actions while at Atlantic City beach with his family last summer. Rosso witnessed two children screaming and waving approximately 100 yards from the beach. Rosso ran to the water...

Coast Guard to present Gold Lifesaving Medal to 70-year-old man in Atlantic City, NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to present the Gold Lifesaving Medal on Friday to a man who rescued two children from drowning July 4, 2011. Rear Adm. William Lee, commander of the Coast Guard 5th District will present the medal at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. Lou Rosso witnessed two children screaming and waving approximately 100 yards from Atlantic City beach. Rosso...

Coast Guard and Bollinger Shipyards lay the keel for new class of cutters

LOCKPORT, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard participated in a keel laying ceremony for the first Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) at Bollinger Shipyards here, Friday. The 154-foot Sentinel-class patrol boat, which will be a key component of the Coast Guard’s recapitalized fleet, is critically needed to replace the aging 110-foot Island-class patrol boat fleet. To honor past Guardians who...