Air Station Traverse City open ramp in support of the 2016 National Cherry Festival Airshow

Air Station Traverse City open ramp in support of the 2016 National Cherry Festival Airshow
TRAVERSE CITY, MI. – Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host an ‘Open Ramp’ event on Friday, from 6-8 p.m., in support of the 2016 National Cherry Festival Airshow. Admission is free and open to the public. Parking opens at 5 p.m. The air station is opening its gates and allowing up-close access to the National Cherry Festival Airshow performers, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18s...

Coast Guard rescues four people from capsized boat

Coast Guard rescues four people from capsized boat
MIAMI — Four people were rescued by the Coast Guard 11 nautical miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, Tuesday. Coast Guard District 7 watch standers received an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert from a 21-foot fishing vessel 11 nautical miles east of Charleston at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Charleston was notified and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast...

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville presented the Rear Admiral Bennett “Bud” Sparks Award

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville presented the Rear Admiral Bennett “Bud” Sparks Award
Reservists assigned to Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville pose for a picture.  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville was awarded the Category Two 2015 Rear Admiral Bennett “Bud” Sparks award by the Reserve Officers Association, June 7. The award will be presented at the 2016 Reserve Officers Association National Symposium in Reno, Nevada, Sept. 12. The Sparks award is named in honor...

Wilmington welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Diligence

Wilmington welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Diligence
The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence transits through the Florida Straights near Key West, Florida, May 31, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. – Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew in Wilmington, North Carolina, June 21, 2016 following a 53-day patrol, which included 21 days at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, for tailored ship’s training...

Coast Guard assists in search for overdue hiker near Nome, Alaska

Coast Guard assists in search for overdue hiker near Nome, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, along with Alaska State Troopers, Nome Volunteer Fire Department and Bering Air, are searching for a 36-year-old male hiker who was reported overdue in the vicinity of East Fork of the Solomon River near Nome, Alaska, Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew deployed at Forward Operating Location Kotzebue and a Bering Air helicopter...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Corolla, NC

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Corolla, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Monday from a fishing boat off Corolla. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a request for assistance at about 1:30 p.m. for an ailing man aboard a 37-foot sport fishing boat about 34 miles east of Corolla. An already airborne MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew overheard the call and diverted from...

Ancient Keeper Award designated upon Coast Guard Station Chetco River leader

Ancient Keeper Award designated upon Coast Guard Station Chetco River leader
Master Chief Petty Officer Kirk McKay, officer in charge, Coast Guard Station Chetco River in Brookings, Ore., walks off the stage as the newest Joshua James Ancient Keeper after a change-of-watch ceremony in Essexville, Mich., June 24, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. BROOKINGS, Ore.  — Master Chief Petty Officer Kirk McKay, officer-in-charge, Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, AMVER recognize merchant vessel K. Coral crew for heroic rescue

Coast Guard, AMVER recognize merchant vessel K. Coral crew for heroic rescue
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard Capt. Edward Marohn and Ben Strong, a representative from the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System, or AMVER, present the crew of the K. Coral with an AMVER pennant in New Haven, Connecticut, June 27, 2016.  NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Coast Guard and Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) representatives presented a certification of...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...