First Coast Guard cutter visits Maldives since 2009

First Coast Guard cutter visits Maldives since 2009
A small boat from the Maldivian Coast Guard ship Ghazee transits near U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) during a joint exercise held in the waters east of the Maldives, Sept. 22, 2022. These professional exchanges are designed to share expertise and best practices in completing missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) MALDIVES – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett...

Sector Sault Ste. Marie to receive Purple Heart for long-lost WWI sailor

Sector Sault Ste. Marie to receive Purple Heart for long-lost WWI sailor
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — On the 104th anniversary of the torpedoing of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, Sector Sault Ste. Marie will receive a Purple Heart on behalf of the family of one of the ship’s crewmen, local Coast Guard sailor Alfonso J. Busho. Personnel from the sector will gather to mark the event at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 in the sector dining facility. A Sault Ste. Marie native,...

Cutter Legare returns from three-month counter narcotics deployment

Cutter Legare returns from three-month counter narcotics deployment
A Coast Guard Cutter Legare crew member greets his four-legged friend at the pier in Portsmouth, Va., Wednesday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Hillard) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912) returned to their homeport Wednesday, after an 11-week counter narcotics deployment that included key partner nation engagements and search and rescue...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett visits Chennai, India

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett visits Chennai, India
A search and rescue helicopter from the Indian Coast Guard hovers above the waters off Chennai, India, while U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett transits in the background during a joint exercise on Sept. 19, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) CHENNAI, India – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) departed Chennai, Monday, following the crew’s third international...

Cutter Legare to return home from counter narcotics deployment

Cutter Legare to return home from counter narcotics deployment
Crew members assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912) interdict a low-profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in July 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Andrew Bogdan) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912) is scheduled to return to their homeport Wednesday following an 11-week, 15,000 nautical mile counter narcotics deployment that included key partner...

Cutter Bear returns home after 74-day deployment

Cutter Bear returns home after 74-day deployment
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901) approaches the pier in Portsmouth, Virginia, Monday.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Hillard) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901) returned to their homeport in Portsmouth Tuesday, after a 74-day patrol in the northern regions of the Atlantic Ocean. During the deployment, Bear sailed more than 10,000...

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry concludes historic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry concludes historic patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry take a moment for a photo upon their return to homeport in Apra Harbor Sept. 19, 2022, following a 43-day patrol across Oceania.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir) SANTA RITA, Guam — The Sentinel-class fast response cutter USCGC Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) arrived at homeport in Guam, Sept. 19, following a patrol across Oceania. “The...

Coast Guard conducts port visit in Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard conducts port visit in Federated States of Micronesia
The crew of USCGC Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) depart Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, on Sept. 16, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Oliver Henry) POHNPEI, Federated States of Micronesia — The Sentinel-class fast response Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) crew conducted a port visit in Kolonia on Sept. 14 – 16, following a patrol across Oceania encompassing the Coral Sea...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett visits Singapore

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett visits Singapore
Singapore Naval ship MSRV Bastion and Coast Guard Cutter Midgett conduct at sea maneuvering drills Sept. 8, 2022, within international waters in the southern reaches of the South China Sea.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) SINGAPORE – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) departed Singapore Sunday, following the crew’s second international port call...