Coast Guard announces new parental leave policy

Coast Guard announces new parental leave policy
WASHINGTON — In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Coast Guard Commandant announced an expansion to the service’s parental leave policy following the birth or adoption of a child. Previously, Coast Guard policy authorized 12 consecutive weeks of maternity convalescent leave to female service members. Additionally, 10 days of non-chargeable leave...

Coast Guard rescues 25-year-old man spotted at sea off Florida

Coast Guard rescues 25-year-old man spotted at sea off Florida
A 25-year-old man treads water 5 miles east of Port Everglades Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Coast Guard rescue crews spotted the man and rescued him after being notified he was missing from a 456-foot Liberian-flagged container ship. U.S. Coast Guard illustration courtesy of Air Station Miami. A 25-year-old Filipino lost at sea off the coast of South Florida was plucked from the drink on Wednesday, all...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel drifts into breakwall in Cleveland

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel drifts into breakwall in Cleveland
25-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by PA3 Allyson E. Taylor.  CLEVELAND — A crew from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor rescued 3 people from the Edgewater breakwall after their vessel became disabled and drifted into the rocks, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Buffalo command center received a mayday call at approximately 11:59 a.m. from a sailing vessel with three people...

Coast Guard delivers victims of sunken vessel to Puerto Rico

Coast Guard delivers victims of sunken vessel to Puerto Rico
Florida residents Steve Kopesky, 51; Jessica Kopesky; 41, and their daughter, were wearing their lifejackets when they were rescued in the Atlantic Ocean May 31, 2018, in waters north of the Haiti and the Dominican Republic border.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez disembarked a family of three survivors from a capsized vessel at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs man from Pennington Avenue Bridge in Baltimore

Coast Guard medevacs man from Pennington Avenue Bridge in Baltimore
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Curtis Bay in Baltimore takes aboard an injured man in a stokes litter alongside the Pennington Avenue Bridge in Baltimore, May 28, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station Curtis Bay) BALTIMORE — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a man who had reportedly fallen from the Pennington Avenue Bridge and suffered an arm injury in Baltimore,...

Coast Guard Reserve Admiral retires after 38 years of service

Coast Guard Reserve Admiral retires after 38 years of service
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Rear Adm. Francis “Stash” Pelkowski, salutes fellow members of the Coast Guard as he departs his retirement ceremony held in West Islip, N.Y., May 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael White) NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard held a retirement ceremony for Rear Adm. Francis “Stash” Pelkowski Saturday, at the West Islip Fire...

Coast Guard urges boaters to plan ahead, file a float plan to increase chances of being found

Coast Guard urges boaters to plan ahead, file a float plan to increase chances of being found
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard reminds boaters to plan ahead before venturing out on the water by filing a float plan with someone on land and by downloading the Coast Guard Boating Safety social media app. No one plans to get lost out on the water. No one plans to have their boat break down far away from land. No one plans to have an accident on the water. And unfortunately, not many people plan ahead...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle “America’s Tall Ship” to visit St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle “America’s Tall Ship” to visit St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” will arrive to St. Thomas at 10a.m. Friday, May 25, on four-day-visit, where the ship will moor at the West Indian Company (WICO) dock in St. Thomas Harbor for public tours. While in St. Thomas, Eagle will be...

Zoosk takes measures to protect military members, preventing romance scams

Zoosk takes measures to protect military members, preventing romance scams
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmember embraces his loved one Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Let’s face it: dating is hard, especially if you’re in the military. Even if you’re not currently serving, finding the time to even “get out there” seems to be a rare event, forcing many...