Coast Guard unit to receive DoD Reserve Family Readiness Award

Coast Guard unit to receive DoD Reserve Family Readiness Award
Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Shreaves, who is assigned to Port Security Unit 305, hugs his family after returning home Sunday, November 12, 2017. (U. S. Coast Guard photograph by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton) ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard reserve unit is scheduled to receive a Department of Defense Family Readiness Award March 23 during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington. Port Security Unit...

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commander temporarily relieved of duty

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commander temporarily relieved of duty
BOSTON — Capt. Andrew Tucci was temporarily removed from command of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Connecticut, Monday, by Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, First Coast Guard District commander due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. Poulin appointed Cmdr. Kevin Reed, deputy commander of Sector Long Island Sound, to assume command of the Sector. Tucci is being reassigned...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth after Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth after Eastern Pacific patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Northland patrols the Eastern Pacific during an 81-day mission spanning December 2017-February 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Samuel N. Williams)   PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Northland returned to Portsmouth Thursday following an 81-day, counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The crew of the Northland interdicted five vessels, detained...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help to identify false-distress caller in Los Angeles and Orange County

Coast Guard seeks public's help to identify false-distress caller in Los Angeles and Orange County
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help Thursday in finding a person who has made eight suspected false distress calls to the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center since January 3. The male caller communicates “Mayday” repeatedly through VHF-FM radio transmissions. “Coast Guard operations are inherently dangerous and our servicemembers face risks...

Coast Guard gives Meritorious Public Service Award to Canaveral Fire Rescue for Irma support

Coast Guard gives Meritorious Public Service Award to Canaveral Fire Rescue for Irma support
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard presented the Meritorious Public Service Award to Canaveral Fire Rescue Wednesday during a Propeller Club luncheon in Port Canaveral. Canaveral Fire Rescue was instrumental in resuming the ability to transfer critically needed fuel to the port after Hurricane Irma shut down vital supply lines. During a ceremony, Capt. Todd Wiemers, the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville...

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo to hold free public tours in Mobile, Alabama

Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo to hold free public tours in Mobile, Alabama
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is providing free public tours aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo during the Mardi Gras celebration Saturday and Sunday. The tours will be conducted February 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and February 11, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cutter will be located at The Gulf...

Hawaii receives second Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter

Hawaii receives second Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak arrive at their new homeport of Honolulu Feb. 4, 2018, following a 42-day transit from Key West, Florida, where the cutter was delivered.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) arrived in Honolulu Sunday becoming the second of three 154-foot fast response cutters...

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless celebrates 50 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless celebrates 50 years of service
Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, addresses the crew at a ceremony to honor the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless’ 50 years of service on Feb. 1, 2018 in Galveston, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless hosted a ceremony to honor the cutter’s 50 years of service Thursday in...

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg
The Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn bell tolls honoring fallen shipmates during the 38th annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Clark) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard crewmembers, survivors, family members, and community members from around the Tampa Bay area commemorated the 38th anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter...