Coast Guard Cutter Alert, crew returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Alert, crew returns to homeport
The Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC-630) crew offloads approximately 4,000 pounds of marijuana, January 18, 2023, in San Diego. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) and crew returned to homeport Jan. 24 after a 58-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Alert crew conducted counter-narcotics operations off the...

Coast Guard Cutter Stone arrives in Port of Suape, Brazil

Coast Guard Cutter Stone arrives in Port of Suape, Brazil
Crew members aboard USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) throw lines to shore during a mooring evolution in Suape, Brazil, Jan. 30, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Riley Perkofski) SUAPE, Brazil – The Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) arrived in the Port of Suape, Pernambuco, Brazil for a scheduled port visit Monday. This port visit marks the first stop for Stone on its scheduled multi-mission...

Coast Guard holds Blackthorn memorial service in Galveston

Coast Guard holds Blackthorn memorial service in Galveston
A Coast Guard member places a rose on the memorial wreath during the 43rd anniversary memorial service for the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn on Base Galveston, Texas, Jan. 28, 2023.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard honored 23 fallen crewmembers Saturday in Galveston, Texas, during a memorial service for the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns home following 46-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns home following 46-day patrol
USCGC Mohawk’s (WMEC 913) crew patrols the South Florida Straits during Operation Vigilant Sentry, Jan. 5, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) KEY WEST, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) returned to their home port in Key West, Monday, after a 46-day deployment in the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea. Mohawk patrolled the Florida Straits and...

Coast Guard Expands Nation-Wide JROTC Program

Coast Guard Expands Nation-Wide JROTC Program
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is establishing four new Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps units for the 2023-2024 school year, bringing the national total from six to ten. The new units will be located at: Saraland High School in Saraland, Ala. Aspira Business and Finance High School in Chicago Clinton High School in Clinton, Miss. Mission Bay High School in San Diego The addition of...

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns home from final patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns home from final patrol
The Reliance-class medium endurance cutter USCGC Decisive (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PENSACOLA, Fla. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Decisive (WMEC 629) returned to their homeport in Pensacola, Friday, following a 33-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, concluding 55 years of service to the Nation. Decisive patrolled the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the Coast Guard Eleventh District’s...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home after 50-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home after 50-day patrol
Seaman Jacob Stout, a crew member assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908), scans the horizon for migrant vessels, Dec. 5, 2022.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Ensign Hongjie Lin) NEWPORT, R.I. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908) returned to their home port in Newport, Monday, following a 50-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Tahoma patrolled the south Florida Straits in support...

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crew returns to Kodiak

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crew returns to Kodiak
Family and friends welcome home the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Jan. 12, 2023, following an extended seven month dry dock maintenance period in Seattle, Washington.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian Gray. KODIAK, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, on Thursday,...

Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch completes patrol in Oceania

Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch completes patrol in Oceania
The crew of the USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) arrive in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, on Dec. 15, 2022, and also brought Staff Sgt. Gary Likiak, U.S. Army and part of the local FSM embassy team, home for the first time in six years.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SANTA RITA, Guam — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) completed a 41-day 7100-nautical mile expeditionary...