Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrives in Astoria for first time

Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrives in Astoria for first time
Coast Guard Cutter Elm file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrived in Astoria, its new homeport, for the first time, Monday. The Elm, a Juniper Class 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, is operated by the same crew that operated the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, which left Astoria, June 2018 as part of a Coast Guard-wide hull swap. The Elm is coming out...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home to Alameda following 98-day counterdrug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home to Alameda following 98-day counterdrug patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Lee, an electronics technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro, hugs his dog in Alameda, California, after returning to homeport, July 15, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home to Alameda Monday following a three month counter-drug patrol in international waters off...

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento welcomes new commanding officer
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier, District 11 commander, presides over Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento change-of-command ceremony in Sacramento, California, July 12, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) SACRAMENTO — Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento held a change-of-command ceremony at McClellan Airfield, Friday morning. Capt. John McCarthy replaced...

Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific holds change-of-command

Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific holds change-of-command
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific (MIFC PAC) held a change-of-command ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Base Alameda. Capt. Michael Guldin relieved Capt. Ronald Pailliotet during the ceremony, which was presided over by Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan, commander of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area. Guldin previously served at the National Intelligence University...

Vice President Pence participates in Coast Guard Cutter Munro cocaine offload in San Diego

Vice President Pence participates in Coast Guard Cutter Munro cocaine offload in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro offload bales of drugs during a drug offload in Coronado, California, July 11, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney) SAN DIEGO — Vice-President Mike Pence attended a Coast Guard drug offload Thursday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded more than 39,000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana worth...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Mark Gordon, right, transfers command of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton to Capt. Timothy Cronin, left, July 11, 2019, during the cutter’s change of command ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton held a change of command ceremony Thursday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in North...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston after Caribbean Sea patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston after Caribbean Sea patrol
Atlantic Area Commander VADM Buschmann presides over the Change-of-Command ceremony as Cmdr. Michael Nalli relieves Capt. Michael Turdo as Commanding Officer of Escanaba on May 3, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brianna Grisell) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to Boston Thursday following a three-month patrol conducting drug and migrant interdiction operations...

Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Cutter Hawser file photo by PAC Bob Laura SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Coast Guard cutters Hawser and Line are scheduled to patrol Lake Champlain this weekend to assist with the recreational boating safety and law enforcement missions. The 65-foot harbor tugs will augment efforts of Coast Guard Station and Aids to Navigation Team Burlington, a two-boat station responsible for 490-square miles,...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton visits Sydney, Australia

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton visits Sydney, Australia
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) moored in Sydney Harbor July 5, kicking off the ship’s second international port call on its Western Pacific patrol. SYDNEY, Australia — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) moored July 5 in Sydney Harbor, kicking off the ship’s second international port call on its Western Pacific patrol. Operating under the tactical control of...