Coast Guard Cutter Chinook holds change-of-command in Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard Cutter Chinook holds change-of-command in Corpus Christi, Texas
Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Derek Campbell relieves Master Chief Petty Officer Lawrence Dean as the officer-in-charge of the Coast Guard Cutter Chinook during a change-of-command ceremony at the Coast Guard Harbor Facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, July 2, 2020. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Derek Campbell relieved Master Chief Petty Officer Lawrence Dean...

Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick holds change of command

Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick holds change of command
Coast Guard Cutter John F. McCormick file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart. KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Lt. Joseph Sullivan-Springhetti relieved Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Ozimek as commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC 1121) in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Thursday. Capt. Stephen White, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Juneau, presided...

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound welcomes new commander

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound welcomes new commander
Capt. Eva Van Camp relieves Capt. Kevin Reed as commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound during a change-of-command ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut, July 1, 2020. Rear Adm. Thomas G. Allan, Jr., Coast Guard First District commander, presided over the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Coast Guard Sector Long Island...

Coast Guard names John Ward winner of 2020 George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence

Coast Guard names John Ward winner of 2020 George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence
WASHINGTON — Artist John Ward has been named the winner of the 2020 George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence, the Coast Guard Art Program’s (COGAP) highest honor. Ward was selected for the award from among 22 artists whose 31 works are on display through August 7, 2020, at COGAP’s annual exhibit at the Salmagundi Club in in New York City. Ward received the juried award—the equivalent of “Best...

Seattle-based Coast Guard MSST teams deploy to Alaska

Seattle-based Coast Guard MSST teams deploy to Alaska
Two Seattle-based Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) 29-foot Response Boat-Smalls sit on a barge ready to deploy for use in Sitka, Alaska, June 30, 2020. . U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Joseph Wozniak. SITKA, Alaska – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct waterborne missions in Sitka throughout July and August as Coast Guard Sector Juneau augments its capabilities...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned to Coast Guard Island Monday after a 94-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Stratton’s deployment began in late March as...

Coast Guard Art Program’s 2020 collection on view in New York City

Coast Guard Art Program’s 2020 collection on view  in New York City
In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2014 Collection, “Forever Vigilant,” ID# 201425, the crew member aboard the Coast Guard escort boat is returning a wave to a passenger aboard a cruise ship as it leaves Miami. (U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2014 Collection work by Chuck Van Horn) NEW YORK — Thirty-one works by 22 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) will...

Coast Guard veteran celebrates 100th birthday in New Orleans

Coast Guard veteran celebrates 100th birthday in New Orleans
Andy Washington, a WWII Coast Guard veteran, was presented with a Coast Guard flag by Capt. Michael Paradise, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base New Orleans, at a 100th birthday celebration in New Orleans, June 27, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — A United States Coast Guard veteran celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family in...

Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon holds change-of-command ceremony
Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Matthew Statkus relieves Lt. Andrew Ellis as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon during a change-of-command ceremony held at the Coast Guard Harbor Facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, June 26, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Matthew Statkus relieved Lt. Andrew Ellis as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter...