Return to the 378’: Cutter Stratton engineers collaborate with Philippine navy

Return to the 378’: Cutter Stratton engineers collaborate with Philippine navy
The Philippine Navy ship BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS 17) and the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) steam in formation together during a photo exercise as part of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama Oct. 17, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn When Coast Guard Cmdr. Matthew Gans learned...

Coast Guardsman charged with murder released from brig amid change in charges

Coast Guardsman charged with murder released from brig amid change in charges
A Coast Guard seaman accused of murder was released from a San Diego brig Monday as the admiral overseeing his prosecution ordered a new hearing in the case. 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 Douglas Munro, a high endurance cutter based in...

Stratton in the Indo-Pacific – Traversing the new center of gravity

Stratton in the Indo-Pacific - Traversing the new center of gravity
Mike McCord, Scan Eagle site lead, and Technician Dwight Smith, both of Dallas, recover a Small Unmanned Aerial System or drone aboard USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752), in the Pacific, Oct. 31, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) Story and imagery by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir The lights are low. Green and blue pixels illuminate the faces of watchstanders in the Combat Information...

Coast Guard Academy memorial serves as a reminder of a history of selfless service

Coast Guard Academy memorial serves as a reminder of a history of selfless service
The Coast Guard Academy inducted six alum into the Coast Guard Academy Hall of Heroes during a ceremony at the Academy, Nov. 6, 2019. The inductees are Lt. Ronaqua Russell, Lt. Jay Creech, Lt. Cmdr. Brian Naughton, Capt. Stephen Harvey, Lt. Carl Josephson, and Lt. Matthew Thomas. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Thieme New London, CT – In a busy hallway at the U.S. Coast...

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...