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...

National Data Buoy Center team helps mariners to weather storms

National Data Buoy Center team helps mariners to weather storms
The Coast Guardsmen at the National Data Buoy Center leverage more than 70 years of combined Aids to Navigation experience to maintain weather buoys on navigable waterways around the country. U.S. Coast Guard file photo. JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – A team of U.S. Coast Guardsmen at the National Data Buoy Center helps to maintain a nation-wide network of data collecting weather buoys. Five...

Coast Guard Station Tybee, proud to be a part of the community

Coast Guard Station Tybee, proud to be a part of the community
Nestled amongst the thick trees of historic Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island is Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Georgia. One of only two Coast Guard small-boat stations in Georgia, Station Tybee Island’s area of responsibility runs from Saint Catherine’s Island to just north of Saint Helena Island, or more than 60 miles of coastline. Under the tactical control of Coast Guard...