Family of hero Marine awarded Gold Lifesaving Medal

Family of hero Marine awarded Gold Lifesaving Medal
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento holds remembrance ceremony for fallen Coast Guard, Marine Corps aircrew

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento holds remembrance ceremony for fallen Coast Guard, Marine Corps aircrew
A Coast Guard member, assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, kneels to places flowers around a memorial during a remembrance ceremony at Air Station Sacramento in McClellan Park, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart MCCLELLAN PARK, Calif. — Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento personnel held a remembrance ceremony Saturday, honoring...

Coast Guard commissions U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos in San Juan

Coast Guard commissions U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos in San Juan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard commissioned into service the latest Fast Response Cutter, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos, during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan Friday morning. The Joseph Tezanos is the sixth fast response cutter to be homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the 18th to be commissioned into the Coast Guard fleet, all of which serve within the Coast...

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City crew honors memory of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City crew honors memory of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss
The centennial MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, bears a Blue Angel style number 6 in honor of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City is honoring the memory of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, the pilot of U.S. Navy Blue Angel #6, by...

Coast Guard, partner agencies enter fourth day of search for 12 marine aviators off North Shore

Coast Guard, partner agencies enter fourth day of search for 12 marine aviators off North Shore
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew taxis for takeoff at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point/Released) HONOLULU — Search efforts continue Monday for 12 Marine aviators off the North Shore of Oahu. Air, surface and shoreline assets are actively searching for the survivors and cataloging debris. Of the four life rafts confirmed...

Coast Guard, partner agencies enter third day of search for 12 marine aviators off North Shore

Coast Guard, partner agencies enter third day of search for 12 marine aviators off North Shore
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter (CG 6608) from Air Station Barbers Point conducts a brief prior to take off Jan. 17, 2016. The Dolphin crew relieved the night crew to conduct daytime searches for 12 Marine aviators off the North Shore of Oahu. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Sarah Bradley/Released) HONOLULU — Search efforts continue Sunday for 12 missing Marine aviators off the...

Overlooked service

Overlooked service
Lt. Jack Rittichier in front of an HH-52A prior to his deployment to Vietnam–another Coast Guard exchange pilot, LCDR Lonnie Mixon–is to Rittichier’s right by Lt. Krystyn Pecora Every day, dozens of military members, retirees and family members hurriedly pass through the doors of the administration building at the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth, Virginia. For most of these individuals,...

From the Bridge Wing 11-30-13

From the Bridge Wing 11-30-13
Today in Coast Guard History 1808 – Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin requested 12 new cutters at a cost of $120,000 to enforce “laws which prohibit exportation and restrain importations” to support the embargo ordered by President Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson had ordered an embargo against most European imports and exports to protest the harassment of U.S. sailors...

Missing mariners prompt Coast Guard and Marine Corps search

Missing mariners prompt Coast Guard  and Marine Corps search
Apra Harbor, GUAM – The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps are searching for two overdue mariners in the vicintiy of Chuuk Island, Federated States of Micronesia. Coast Guardsmen in Sector Guam were notified by representatives from the Federated States of Micronesia that a 23-foot skiff with two persons aboard was overdue from Nomwin Atoll to Weno, Chuuk Island at 3:17 p.m., Tuesday. Coast...