Coast Guard Port Security Unit 312 to receive DOD Reserve Family Readiness Award

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 312 to receive DOD Reserve Family Readiness Award
Members of Port Security Unit 312, stationed in San Francisco, board a plane at San Francisco International Airport to begin the first leg of their deployment to the Middle East . Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb CritchfieldSAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area Coast Guard unit is scheduled to receive the Reserve Family Readiness Award at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes in Washington, District...

Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard families together

Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard families together
Dana Moehling, the ombudsman for Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., poses in front of a response boat at the station Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen) by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen CAPE MAY, N.J. – When people enlist in the Coast Guard, they must complete eight weeks of basic training. It is during this initial phase of service...

Commandant, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard testify before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

Commandant, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard testify before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell testify on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell testified Wednesday on the Coast Guard’s...

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage off central Oregon Coast

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage off central Oregon Coast
The Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk conducting a living marine resource patrol, enforcing fishing and safety regulations on commercial fishing vessels working off the coast of Oregon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David MosleyWARRENTON, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk while on patrol off of Winchester Bay, terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for safety gear...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Fort Pierce Inlet following tragic accident

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Fort Pierce Inlet following tragic accident
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is alerting boaters of a temporary safety zone established at Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida, Wednesday. The safety zone will help ensure the safety and security of vessels as there is a sunken barge partially blocking the channel. Tuesday afternoon, Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce and local agencies responded to the sinking of a barge that was being towed. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard transports endangered sea turtle from Oregon to California

Coast Guard transports endangered sea turtle from Oregon to California
The endangered olive ridley sea turtle, nicknamed Solstice, sits in her crate during transport from Newport, Ore., to San Diego, Feb. 24, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard transported an endangered olive ridley sea turtle from Newport, Oregon, to San Diego SeaWorld Rescue for rehabilitation, Tuesday. The turtle, nicknamed Solstice, was...

Petroleum spill cleanup efforts continue near Auke Bay, Alaska

Petroleum spill cleanup efforts continue near Auke Bay, Alaska
Petty Officer 2nd Class Danielle Haile and Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Stixrud, marine science technicians with Coast Guard Sector Juneau, inspect boom put in place to contain a spill in Auke Bay Harbor in Juneau, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst)JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation...

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers State of the Coast Guard Address
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address at the Ray Evans Conference Center at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley) WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in...

International Ice Patrol opens annual ice season

International Ice Patrol opens annual ice season
A Coast Guard International Ice Patrol team conducts initial ice patrols for the 2015 ice season on Feb. 10, 2015.BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol opened the annual ice season February 3 to detect and track icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP deployed its first Ice Reconnaissance Detachment (IRD) to Newfoundland, Canada, to meet with Canadian partners and to conduct...