Coast Guard and GovGuam to conduct infectious disease exercise

Coast Guard and GovGuam to conduct infectious disease exercise
SANTA RITA, Guam – U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam, Government of Guam stakeholders, and industry partners will conduct a full-scale maritime training exercise at the Port Authority of Guam, Piti, June 1-3, 2022. The purpose of this interagency training exercise is to prepare Guam to respond to and contain an outbreak of a highly infectious disease, like the Ebola virus. This will...

Coast Guard Atlantic Area holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Atlantic Area holds change of command ceremony
Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday stands with Vice Adm. Steven Poulin under the watchful eye of Adm. Karl Schultz, at a change of command ceremony on May 24, 2022, at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee) PORTSMOUTH, Va.— Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday relieved Vice Adm. Steven Poulin as the Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander during a...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro conducts change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Munro conducts change of command ceremony
Capt. Rula Deisher receives command of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro from Capt. Blake Novak during a change-of-command ceremony in Santa Rita, Guam, May 19, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Fisher) SANTA RITA, Guam — A change of command ceremony was held aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755), Friday while the cutter was moored in Guam. Capt. Rula Deisher...

Coast Guard MFPU Bangor transfers command

Coast Guard MFPU Bangor transfers command
SILVERDALE, Wash. — Cmdr. Michael J. Hunt relieved Capt. Matthew A. Michaelis as commander of Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor during a change of command ceremony Friday at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor. Michaelis, a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, previously served on Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis as a deck watch officer; executive officer of Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck; commanding...

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory crew holds change-of-command

Coast Guard Cutter Hickory crew holds change-of-command
(Left to right) Coast Guard Cmdr. Jeannette M. Greene, Rear Adm. Nathan A. Moore, and Lt. Cmdr. Shea G. Winterberger pose in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory in Homer, Alaska, on May 19, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Gregory Schmidt. HOMER, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory held a change-of-command ceremony at the Pioneer Pier in Homer, Thursday. Rear Adm. Nathan...

Coast Guard participates in joint exercise off Delaware, Maryland coast

Coast Guard participates in joint exercise off Delaware, Maryland coast
The aircrew aboard a MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City prepare to hoist two Navy pilots from Navy Strike Fighter Atlantic from the Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat, crewed by members from Station Indian River Inlet during the joint service Search and Rescue Exercise, May 17, 2022, near Ocean City, Maryland. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Emily Velez) BALTIMORE...

Coast Guard honors SPAR veteran at 100th birthday celebration

Coast Guard honors SPAR veteran at 100th birthday celebration
Jeanne Yoder. a Coast Guard SPAR (Semper Paratus Always Ready) veteran, smiles during her birthday celebration in Sequim, Washington, May 7, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) SEQUIM, WA – A woman’s uniform sits on display at the Coast Guard Museum Northwest in Seattle. The delicate uniform was issued during World War II and tells the story of the...

Coast Guard Holds Change of Watch Ceremony for MCPOCG

Coast Guard Holds Change of Watch Ceremony for MCPOCG
Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Shultz presides over the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Change of Watch ceremony as Master Chief Heath Jones relieves Master Chief Jason Vanderhaden, May 19, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Michelli) WASHINGTON – Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden was relieved as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG)...

Coast Guard to present posthumous Purple Heart Medal

Coast Guard to present posthumous Purple Heart Medal
DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to posthumously present the Purple Heart Medal at 11 a.m. on Monday, during a ceremony at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Brad Kelly, Commander, Sector Detroit, will present the award to Ric Marion on behalf of Glyone Mahaffy, Seaman, U.S. Coast Guard. Glyone, a Brown City, Michigan native, served aboard USS Leopold during World War II....