Charged with killing his ‘best bud,’ 21-year-old Coast Guardsman appears in Camp Pendleton courtroom

Charged with killing his 'best bud,' 21-year-old Coast Guardsman appears in Camp Pendleton courtroom
CAMP PENDLETON – The military prosecution of a Coast Guardsman accused of murder began Wednesday with a preliminary hearing at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Seaman Ethan W. Tucker, 21, was arrested August 28 after a seven-month Coast Guard investigation into the January death of Seaman Ethan Kelch, 19, who served on the same ship as Tucker— the Kodiak, Alaska-based high endurance cutter...

Legacy’s Shadow: Rising Hearts from a Sunken Ship

Legacy’s Shadow: Rising Hearts from a Sunken Ship
Capt. JoAnn Burdian, commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami, presents the Purple Heart Medal posthumously awarded to Coast Guard Cutter Tampa acting quartermaster Alexander Saldarini to John Kendall, great-nephew of Saldarini, during a presentation ceremony held Sept. 26, 2019 at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally) Story and Photos...

Coast Guard patrols North Pacific in support of international fisheries

Coast Guard patrols North Pacific in support of international fisheries
A boarding team aboard an over-the-horizon cutter boat from Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC-717) transits toward a fishing vessel to conduct an at-sea boarding in the North Pacific Ocean, Aug. 13, 2019. Mellon is patrolling in support of Operation North Pacific Guard (NPG) 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC...

Legacy of Light: Marblehead Light etched in Great Lakes history

Legacy of Light: Marblehead Light etched in Great Lakes history
The Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the Great Lakes. U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Detroit keeps the 197-year-old light shining. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Story by Walter Ham MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – Etching its place in history, the Marblehead Light is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. The limestone lighthouse, which has...

A time to prepare: Lessons from Hurricane Iniki

A time to prepare: Lessons from Hurricane Iniki
A chart showing Hurricane Iniki’s path through the Hawaiian Islands, Sept. 1992. The storms path was originally projected to continue West before it unexpectedly turned towards Kauai. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) On Sept. 10, 1992, Jimmy Garland was a Radioman 3rd Class at Coast Guard Group Honolulu, now Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. He had been tracking...

Coast Guard breaks ground on FRC support building honoring civil rights trailblazer

Coast Guard breaks ground on FRC support building honoring civil rights trailblazer
Adm. Karl Shultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, presided over the groundbreaking of the Cmdr. Carlton Skinner building at Naval Base Guam, July 22, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Liu) SANTA-RITA, Guam — Seventy-years after President Harry Truman appointed Carlton Skinner the first civilian governor of Guam, Adm. Karl Shultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, presided over...

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard
Members of Coast Guard Sector Guam and USCGC Sequoia (WLB 215) participate in the annual Liberation Day parade in Guam, July 21, 2019. This is the 75th observance of Liberation Day. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau) SANTA RITA, Guam — Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Guam, and the U.S. Coast Guard was there alongside partners and allies to commemorate this auspicious...

Coast Guard buoy tender patrols remote waters around Alaska

Coast Guard buoy tender patrols remote waters around Alaska
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spar (WLB-206), a Kodiak, Alaska-based 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, maintains buoys and beacons around Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Marcus Trapp. KODIAK, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spar (WLB-206) maintains buoys and beacons that guide mariners through some of the most remote and inhospitable waters in world. Known...

Retired Lieutenant Commander dies at desk working in horrid conditions for Facebook

Retired Lieutenant Commander dies at desk working in horrid conditions for Facebook
A former United States Coast Guard officer reportedly died of a heart attack while working as a Facebook content moderator- and now three of his former co-workers are speaking out over the “traumatic” material and working conditions they were subjected to. Keith Utely, a retired Lieutenant Commander in the United States Coast Guard, was found dead at his desk in March of 2018. A married...