Coast Guard preventive efforts help flow of maritime commerce in Alaska

Coast Guard preventive efforts help flow of maritime commerce in Alaska
Chief Warrant Officer Richard Greidanus, a marine inspector at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, inspects the barge Cordova Provider in Whittier, Alaska, Nov. 20, 2018.  Coast Guard photo by PA1 Nate Littlejohn By PA1 Nate Littlejohn It’s that time of year when hordes of holiday shoppers head online to buy gifts. Alaskans accept as common knowledge that offers for free shipping typically...

US Coast Guard, DHS S&T ventures into space with Polar Scout launch

US Coast Guard, DHS S&T ventures into space with Polar Scout launch
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), launched two 6U CubeSats from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Monday. The launch is part of the Polar Scout project to evaluate the effectiveness of space-based sensors in support of Arctic...

How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry

How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry
The Daniel K. Inouye is the largest container vessel constructed in the United States, and is one of many ships marine inspectors from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay work with to ensure maritime safety and security, Oct. 4, 2018.Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson. By Lt. Amanda Faulkner and PA1 Seth Johnson The Coast Guard is known for saving lives at sea, but did you know...

Coast Guard announces Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook

Coast Guard announces Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard has announced its Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, which is the service’s long-term vision to support and grow maritime commerce in the U.S. “Maritime commerce accounts for $4.6 trillion in annual economic activity; this strategy emphasizes the critical need for a ready, relevant, and responsive Coast Guard that maximizes America’s economic prosperity through...

Tears of the USS Arizona – Coast Guard Academy conducts corrosion study

Tears of the USS Arizona - Coast Guard Academy conducts corrosion study
Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadets Marshall Grant, Ali Re, Terry Jung and Third Class Cadet Linda Duncan conduct a dive tour of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by Brett Seymour of the National Park Service, Aug. 1, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of First Class Cadet Marshall Grant NEW LONDON, Conn., — This summer, Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadets Marshall Grant, Ali Re,...

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak receives first HC-130J in Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak receives first HC-130J in Kodiak, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak’s first HC-130J Super Hercules arrives in Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 21, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Harper. JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak welcomed the first HC-130J Super Hercules to Kodiak, Alaska, Monday. Air Station Kodiak is expected to receive five HC-130J model planes by the end of 2019 to replace the five...

New Coast Guard admiral to lead the Mid-Atlantic

New Coast Guard admiral to lead the Mid-Atlantic
Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander, Coast Guard’s 5th District, speaks to attendees at the Coast Guard 5th District’s official change of command ceremony in Alexandria Virginia, August 10, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Andy Winz Alexandria, VA – Often the Coast Guard is defined by its actions and reputation as one of the world’s premiere maritime lifesaving and law enforcement...

A Day in the life of Coast Guard Station Miami engineers

A Day in the life of Coast Guard Station Miami engineers
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Cordero torques a bolt on a Coast Guard Station Miami 45-foot Response Boat-Medium at Station Miami, July 19, 2018. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — When people think of Coast Guard smallboat stations, they think of the marine assets. They picture the 45-foot Response Boat-Medium or the 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement....

Self-proclaimed “quiet person in the corner” makes big impact

Self-proclaimed "quiet person in the corner" makes big impact
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth receives the Coast Guard’s MCPO Pearl Faurie Leadership Award at the 2018 Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium in San Diego, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium) “Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth!” Applause rumbled to life at the San Diego Convention Center and...