Long Island Sound AMSC recognized as nation’s best

Long Island Sound AMSC recognized as nation's best
Capt. Kevin Reed, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commanding officer (center), joins members of the Long Island Sound Area Maritime Security Committee after the committee was named 2018 AMSC of the Year, Dec. 10 in Niantic, Connecticut.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Long Island Sound Area Maritime Security Committee was recognized...

Coast Guard Reservist receives Silver Star from Governor of Guam

Coast Guard Reservist receives Silver Star from Governor of Guam
Darren G. Apiag (left), a firefighter for Guam Fire Department and Coast Guard reservist receives the Silver Star award from the Governor of Guam, the Honorable Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, on Oct. 10, 2019.  (Coast Guard Courtesy photo) ADELUP, Guam — A 15-year old boy fell 100 feet from the Jonestown overlook in into the water Oct. 8, 2019, and the Guam Fire Department was quick to respond to the...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to port after 60-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to port after 60-day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast transits under the Astoria-Megler Bridge, located in Astoria, Oregon. Coast Guard file photo courtesy of Cutter Steadfast. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned to homeport Thursday following a 60-day counter drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Steadfast crewmembers steamed over 10,500 miles, conducted over 100 readiness drills,...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West from drug interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West from drug interdiction patrol
A cocaine smuggling vessel drifts in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean after being intercepted by the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis November 16, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home Thursday to Key West, Florida, after completing a 79-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of U.S. Southern...

Coast Guard names two new Coast Guard Cities in Alaska, Washington

Coast Guard names two new Coast Guard Cities in Alaska, Washington
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has designated the cities of Cordova, Alaska, and Westport, Washington, as Coast Guard Cities through 2024. A “Coast Guard City” designation highlights an enduring relationship a community has with its local Coast Guard facility and personnel. The Coast Guard values these connections and is proud to highlight the efforts these communities make to support the...

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 Guard, Juneau School District representatives expand partnership

Coast Guard, Juneau School District representatives expand partnership
Ted Wilson, director of teaching and learning support, Juneau School District, and Capt. Melissa Rivera, chief of staff, Coast Guard 17th District, sign a Partnership in Education memorandum of understanding at the Huff Ackerman Saunders Federal Building, Juneau, Alaska, Nov. 26, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard and local school...

Coast Guard partners with Red Cross to give recruits home for the holidays

Coast Guard partners with Red Cross to give recruits home for the holidays
Operation Fireside photo by Scott Feldstein CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross will place more than 350 Coast Guard recruits with South Jersey families for Thanksgiving as part of Operation Fireside, Thursday. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since 1981. It allows recruits to celebrate the...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Operation Deep Freeze 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Operation Deep Freeze 2020
Families of crewmembers aboard USCGC Polar Star (WAGB 10) watch as the vessel transits Elliott Bay en route to Antarctica, Nov. 26, 2019. The Polar Star, homported in Seattle, Washington, is the United States’ only heavy icebreaker. SEATTLE — The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed Tuesday commencing their annual deployment to Antarctica where the cutter and...