Coast Guard leverages aviation workhorse to overcome challenges

Coast Guard leverages aviation workhorse to overcome challenges
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130J Hercules aircrew transports FN200 fire suppression bottles to Guam on Nov. 9, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir) SANTA RITA, Guam — Guam is home to three 154-foot fast response cutters commissioned in 2021. These ships are built in Lockport, Louisiana. After initial workups, they sailed from Key West through the...

Kodiak’s Santa to the Villages 2022

Kodiak’s Santa to the Villages 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Flynt, an Aviation Survival Technician at Air Station Kodiak, holds a gift given to him by the students in Port Lions, Alaska, Nov. 30, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ali Blackburn. KODIAK, Alaska — Six Santas, 16 elves, 14 pilots and 2,000 pounds of Christmas presents travelled to the seven remote villages of Kodiak Island,...

Chief Petty Officer Brian Wereda – A True Life Saver

Chief Petty Officer Brian Wereda – A True Life Saver
Capt. Darwin A. Jensen, Coast Guard Sector Juneau commanding officer, awards Chief Petty Officer Brian Wereda the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) KODIAK, Alaska — On August 21, 2022, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Brian Wereda didn’t hesitate to save a shipmate. While enjoying a shore-based fishing outing with friends at Sweetheart...

Moving forward from the past – Impacting the future

Moving forward from the past - Impacting the future
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. – Nearly 90 years after a racist incident, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the keepers of the legacy of an African-American trailblazer are partnering together to learn from the past and uplift the leaders of the future. In 1934, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy was scheduled to host a basketball game against Connecticut State College...

Navy launches a drone from Coast Guard ship in the Middle East for the first time

Navy launches a drone from Coast Guard ship in the Middle East for the first time
(Dec. 7, 2022) An Aerovel Flexrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) takes off from U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter USCGC Emlen Tunnell (WPC 1145) transiting the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 7. U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Force 59 launched the UAV during Digital Horizon, a three-week event focused on integrating new unmanned and artificial intelligence platforms, including 10 that are in the region for the first...

Four dead, five missing after homemade boat carrying migrants capsizes off Florida

Four dead, five missing after homemade boat carrying migrants capsizes off Florida
A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of this migrant vessel about 10 miles south of Lower Matecombe Key, Florida, Nov. 7, 2022. The people were repatriated on Nov. 12, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Theresa Braine New York Daily News The U.S. Coast Guard was searching Sunday for five people missing after a homemade vessel capsized off the Florida Keys. Four people drowned when...

A Humbling and Gratifying Honor

A Humbling and Gratifying Honor
Retired Capt. James Hubbard receives applause as he is formally inducted into the Hall of Heroes Wall of Gallantry memorial at the Coast Guard Academy, October 21st, 2022. Hubbard was formally recognized for his efforts during two helicopter rescues that he played an integral role in during his Coast Guard career. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Thieme) NEW LONDON, Conn....

Coast Guard cadet who was disenrolled for having a child receives settlement

Coast Guard cadet who was disenrolled for having a child receives settlement
Elizabeth Regan The Day, New London, Conn. Oct. 7—NEW LONDON — Eight years after former U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadet Isaak Olson was disenrolled from the school during his senior year because of his newfound “parental obligation,” a settlement agreement has awarded him a mechanical engineering degree and the opportunity to apply to become a commissioned officer. var...

Cadet discharged from Coast Guard Academy says she has no regrets

Cadet discharged from Coast Guard Academy says she has no regrets
Alexis Colasurdo Brian Hallenbeck The Day, New London, Conn. Sep. 28—NEW LONDON — Alexis Colasurdo said she wouldn’t wish the experience on anyone, but she’s grateful for it. Because of it, she said, she’ll be a better leader. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} }); Colasurdo, 18, is one of seven...