Coast Guard welcomes new commander to Sector Puget Sound

Coast Guard welcomes new commander to Sector Puget Sound
Capt. Patrick Hilbert (left), salutes Capt. Linda Sturgis (right), during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington, on Aug. 6, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound held a change of command ceremony Thursday morning at Coast Guard Base Seattle where Capt. Patrick Hilbert relieved...

Coast Guard aircrew receives awards for Middle Fire rescue

Coast Guard aircrew receives awards for Middle Fire rescue
A Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay aircrew were presented awards for rescuing two injured firefighters who were unable to evacuate from a mountainside that was engulfed in flames during the Sept. 6, 2019, Middle Fire.(Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander, presented Distinguished...

Coast Guard accepts newest fast response cutter

Coast Guard accepts newest fast response cutter
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the newest Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC), the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry (WPC-1140), from Bollinger Shipyards, July 30th, 2020. The 154-foot cutter is named after Oliver T. Henry, Jr., an African American enlisted Coast Guardsman who served from 1940-1966 and was the first to break the color barrier of a then segregated service. (U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Haddock holds change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Haddock holds change of command
Lt.j.g. Keemiya Pourmonir salutes Capt. Timothy Barelli, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector San Diego, during the Coast Guard Cutter Haddock change-of-command ceremony at San Diego, July 31, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Cutter Haddock personnel held a change-of-command ceremony, Friday, in San Diego, where Lt.j.g. Keemiya Pourmonir...

Elite swimmer’s wife said she was fondled at a Coast Guard party. He paid the price

Elite swimmer’s wife said she was fondled at a Coast Guard party. He paid the price
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — As an elite Coast Guard rescue swimmer, Claude Morrissey racked up the honors, his exploits prominently on display in the Weather Channel’s television series “Coast Guard Alaska.” The mountain-sized Morrissey was even named GEICO’S U.S. Military Person of the Year in 2013, honored in the nation’s capital. But after 18 years of service and 14 medals, Morrissey’s...

Coast Guard Station Port Aransas holds change-of-command

Coast Guard Station Port Aransas holds change-of-command
Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffery Scully relieves Master Chief Petty Officer Edward Iversen as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Port Aransas July 27, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffery Scully relieved Master Chief Petty Officer Edward Iversen as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Port Aransas during a change...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence arrives in new homeport after 64-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence arrives in new homeport after 64-day patrol
Capt. Tim Kinsella, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Pensacola, greets the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence as they arrive at their new homeport onboard NAS Pensacola, Florida, on Monday, July 27. NEW ORLEANS — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence arrived at the cutter’s new homeport in Pensacola, Florida at the end of a 64-day patrol in the Caribbean, Monday. The Diligence crew...

Coast Guard holds multiple change-of-command ceremonies

Coast Guard holds multiple change-of-command ceremonies
Lt.j.g. Kiana Kekoa relieved Lt. Nolan Salyer as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Tern in a change-of-command ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, July 27, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Pantelis Vasilarakis) SAN FRANCISCO — Several Coast Guard Sector San Francisco units held change-of-command ceremonies this summer, welcoming new commanding officers and officers...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home following 55-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home following 55-day counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia after a 55-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Saturday The crew of the Tampa interdicted over 5,200 pounds of cocaine, of which 1,950 pounds was successfully recovered, and 3,600 pounds of...