Marine Safety Unit Texas City and school recognized for 4 years of Partnership in Education

Marine Safety Unit Texas City and school recognized for 4 years of Partnership in Education
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); TEXAS CITY, Texas — The Coast Guard honored a local Marine Safety Unit and Kohfeldt Elementary School Wednesday with the 2013 Sustained Excellence in Coast Guard Partnership in Education Award at the school in Texas City. For four years volunteers from Marine Safety Unit Texas City have mentored, tutored,...

Coast Guardsman convicted in general court martial in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guardsman convicted in general court martial in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guardsman charged with committing indecent acts with a child under the age of 16 and making a false official statement to federal law enforcement officers was convicted on those charges and sentenced by a military judge to seven years confinement, a dishonorable discharge, total forfeitures of all pay and allowances, and reduction to E-1 at general court martial held in...

Coast Guard responding to report of tar balls along Delaware River

Coast Guard responding to report of tar balls along Delaware River
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of tar balls along the Delaware River Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received a report Friday from the National Response Center of oil (tar balls) along the shoreline of Gloucester City, N.J. Initial reports of some tar balls have increased to more of a slick along the shoreline. The amount and source...

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee earns prestigious award for excellence

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee earns prestigious award for excellence
MILWAUKEE — The crew of Coast Guard Station Milwaukee was awarded the Sumner I. Kimball award for excellence Friday. The award recognizes excellence in operational readiness and vessel condition. It is awarded by Coast Guard Headquarters’ Office of Boat Forces after a thorough inspection of Coast Guard units to crews who meet exceptionally high standards of the service. During a ceremony presided...

Coast Guard, local emergency crews respond to truck falling through ice near Catawba Island

Coast Guard, local emergency crews respond to truck falling through ice near Catawba Island
TOLEDO, Ohio — The Coast Guard and representatives from local emergency response agencies responded to the scene of a truck that fell through the ice, Friday morning, near Catawba Island in western Lake Erie. Two people were in the truck when it broke through the ice, but they were able to escape and get to shore before the truck completely fell through the ice. At about 10 a.m., a watchstander...

Coast Guard receives application to construct pedestrian/bicycle bridge across Willamette Slough

Coast Guard receives application to construct pedestrian/bicycle bridge across Willamette Slough
SEATTLE — The 13th Coast Guard District received an application from the City of Salem, Ore., Jan. 30, 2014, proposing the construction of a pedestrian/bicycle bridge across the Willamette Slough between Minto Island and Riverfront Park in downtown Salem. The complete public notice including a brief summary of project impacts, a map of the location, and plans for the proposed bridge can be viewed...

Coast Guard honors life, service of fallen shipmate – video

Coast Guard honors life, service of fallen shipmate - video
Coast Guard personnel, family and friends honored the life and service of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf during a ceremony held at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday. Obendorf died in a Seattle hospital Dec. 18 as a result of injuries he sustained during search and rescue operations near Amak Island, Alaska, Nov. 11, while serving aboard Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloads $3.5 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloads $3.5 million cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloaded 300 pounds of cocaine and transferred the custody of three Dominican Republic smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers Wednesday at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offload and transfer of detainees followed an at-sea interdiction of a drug smuggling...

Station Yaquina Bay wife competes for 2014 Coast Guard Military Spouse of the Year

Station Yaquina Bay wife competes for 2014 Coast Guard Military Spouse of the Year
SEATTLE — A Washington state native and wife of a Coast Guard surfman stationed in Newport, Ore., has been selected as the 2014 Coast Guard 13th District Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. Rachael Thacker, wife of Petty Officer 2nd Class Russell Thacker, a boatswain’s mate assigned to Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay, is now in the running for Coast Guard Military Spouse of the...