Spirit of Oregon adorns Coast Guard North Bend helicopters

Spirit of Oregon adorns Coast Guard North Bend helicopters
A member of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, looks up at the new tail art on an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Coast Guard Sector North Bend in North Bend, Oregon Nov. 22, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend) North Bend, OR – Southern Oregon has been home to tribal nations of Native Americans long before America became known as “the...

Coast Guard members road from super yachts to Fast Response Cutters

Coast Guard members road from super yachts to Fast Response Cutters
Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan Harnay has gone from being a deck officer on super yachts to being a machinery technician in the Coast Guard.  (Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Honolulu) For some people, joining any military branch is never really a choice. They’ve dreamt of putting on the uniform since before they can remember. Others, it may be just a way to get out of mom and dad’s house...

Coast Guard Cutter Washington supports Operation Kurukuru

Coast Guard Cutter Washington supports Operation Kurukuru
A Coast Guard Cutter Washington boarding team approaches a fishing vessel during Operation Kurukuru off Palau, Oct. 10, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class) Scattered clouds stretched across the sky, meeting the vivid blue Palauan waters on the horizon. The maritime law enforcement boarding team completes their final preparations on the fantail of the Coast Guard Cutter Washington...

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...

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...

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...