Resolute returns to homeport after 42-day winter patrol

Resolute returns to homeport after 42-day winter patrol
The USCGC Resolute(WMEC 620) anchored in Haiti on Dec. 22, 2020.  
(U.S. Coast Guard photo Ensign Alexander Cordes) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC 620) returned to St. Petersburg, Florida, on Jan. 14, following a 42-day patrol in support of Operation Southeast Watch and others. Resolute traveled over 5,000 miles, rescued and repatriated 110 Haitian migrants,...

CGA earns NCAA honorable mention recognition for Diversity and Inclusion

CGA earns NCAA honorable mention recognition for Diversity and Inclusion
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has earned an honorable mention recognition for the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s (MOAA) 2021 Award for Diversity and Inclusion. The NCAA/MOAA Award for Diversity and Inclusion recognizes the initiatives, policies and practices of school and conference offices that embrace...

Resolute: An integrated model for climate and sea duty attractiveness

Resolute: An integrated model for climate and sea duty attractiveness
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse By Ensign Alexander Cordes In 2019, the RAND Corporation conducted an Analysis of Major Cutter Employment. Among the themes that emerged was camaraderie, which resonated with 66 percent of respondents, and command and leadership, 77 percent noted. Both factors are affected by the makeup of the crew and the culture that...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak to increases maritime presence in Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak to increases maritime presence in Pacific
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) conducted a port call in Honolulu after completing the first stage of their expeditionary patrol in the Pacific to curtail illegal fishing and strengthen maritime law enforcement self-sufficiency with Kiribati partners. The crew of the Joseph Gerczak traveled...

Father drowns while attempting to rescue 2 children in California

Father drowns while attempting to rescue 2 children in California
Father Drowns Attempting to Rescue 2 Children in Jenner, Children Presumed Dead J.D. Morris San Francisco Chronicle Jan. 4—A man is dead and two children are missing in the water off the Sonoma County coast in Jenner, officials said Sunday evening. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., authorities responded to a call seeking a water rescue for three people at Blind Beach, which is near the well-known Goat Rock...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star reaches record-breaking winter Arctic latitude

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star reaches record-breaking winter Arctic latitude
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) is underway in the Chukchi Sea, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham. CHUKCHI SEA — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, traversed a historic winter latitude Friday during a months-long Arctic deployment to protect...

Coast Guard Cutter Stone underway for first patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stone underway for first patrol
Flight crew members from U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile maintain and inspect their MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter on the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) off Florida on Dec. 27, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower) NORFOLK, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) departed from Pascagoula, Mississippi, Tuesday, just ahead of Christmas, for a...

Onboard Isolation – Quarantining on a military ship

Onboard Isolation - Quarantining on a military ship
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. j. g. Michael Marriott and Portuguese navy Lt. Miguel Dias Pinheiro use their scheduled exercise time in the Coast Guard Cutter Stone gym on Dec. 18, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower) by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower How does one prepare for three-months at sea? These days, with two weeks in limited contact. Very few events in recent...

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $159 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $159 million of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) members offload illegal drugs in San Diego, Dec. 15, 2020. The narcotics weighed over 9,000 pounds and value at an estimated $159 million. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to its homeport of Port Angeles Friday following a 46-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Dec. 18. Nicknamed...