Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless holds change of command ceremony in Pensacola

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless holds change of command ceremony in Pensacola
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Cmdr. Paul S. McConnell relieved Cmdr. Timothy C. Sommella as the 28th commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, Thursday. McConnell reported to Dauntless from Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett where he served as the executive officer. Sommella will transfer to the Naval War College in Newport,...

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater welcomes new commander

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater welcomes new commander
Capt. Edward W. Sandlin, left, transfers command of Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater to Capt. Joseph T. McGilley, right, June 27, 2019, during the unit’s change of command ceremony in Clearwater, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater welcomed a new commanding officer Thursday during a change-of-command...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns after 90-day Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns after 90-day Eastern Pacific patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC-913) patrols the the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Thursday, May 16, 2019.   (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC-913) returned to their homeport in Key West following a 90-day counter-smuggling patrol in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South, operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Mohawk crew, along with...

Air Station Elizabeth City member receives Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award

Air Station Elizabeth City member receives Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Lee Forsblom,  gets pinned by his two children during his meritorious advancement from Petty Officer 1st Class at the Naval Sea Services Award Luncheon in Norfolk, Virginia, June 20, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Kearney) Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Katharine Lipe Hard work, technical expertise but also a thoughtful consideration...

Coast Guard announces homeport of newest Polar Security Cutter

Coast Guard announces homeport of newest Polar Security Cutter
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced that Seattle, Wash. will be the home of the service’s new Polar Security Cutters. “I am pleased to announce that Seattle, Washington will be the home of the Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutters,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. “The Pacific Northwest has been the home of our icebreaking fleet since 1976,...

Coast Guard finds body of Texas police chief two days after disappearance

Coast Guard finds body of Texas police chief two days after disappearance
Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed TEXAS CITY —The U.S. Coast Guard has now confirmed that the body of Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed has been recovered near the Texas City Dike on Sunday. More than a dozen local state, and federal agencies spent the weekend scouring land and water after a wave knocked Reed from a large vessel around 4 p.m. Friday about two miles north of the Texas City Dike. The 50-year-old...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 100 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 100 miles off Cape Hatteras, NC
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo HATTERAS, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old Canadian man from a cruise ship 100 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras Friday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 5th District command center in Portsmouth, Virginia, initially received the report via phone call from personnel aboard the cruise ship Anthem...

Coast Guard holds memorial for helicopter crew lost 22 years ago

Coast Guard holds memorial for helicopter crew lost 22 years ago
Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay crewmembers gather to honor and remember the crew of CG-6549, June 7, 2019, who were lost on June 8, 1997 in an effort to rescue mariners in distress approximately 60 miles West of Cape Mendocino, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard honored the sacrifice of four crewmembers lost at sea in 1997 off the coast of Cape Mendocino,...

Coast Guard medevacs diver 2 miles east of Little River Inlet

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old diver Friday 2 miles east of Little River Inlet. At 10:45 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a report of an unresponsive female aboard the dive boat Safari IV. The diver regained consciousness and was experiencing signs of decompression sickness. A Coast...