Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns home from expeditionary patrol in the Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns home from expeditionary patrol in the Pacific
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) underway in the Pacific, April 4, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) returned to Honolulu Friday after completing an expeditionary patrol supporting Operation Blue Pacific, Op Rai Balang, and Op Aloha Shield in the Pacific. During the 82 day...

Coast Guard to decommission the Cutter Shearwater

Coast Guard to decommission the Cutter Shearwater
Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater file photoCAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard will decommission the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater after 19 years of service during an official ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Thursday, April 15. The Shearwater was one of the Coast Guard’s 70 remaining 87-foot Marine Protector-class patrol boats and homeported in Cape May, which is now home to three...

Coast Guard Cutter Alertt returns home following law enforcement patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alertt returns home following law enforcement patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Alert and its crew return to homeport in Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, following a 63-day patrol that began in early February. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Wednesday following a 63-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Working in...

Coast Guard mobile communication vehicle deployed to Juneau

Coast Guard mobile communication vehicle deployed to Juneau
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules and a mobile communication vehicle positioned in Juneau, Alaska, April 2, 2021. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Communications Command deployed one of the Coast Guard’s three mobile communication vehicles (MCV) to Juneau for a joint Coast Guard 17th District and Coast Guard Sector Juneau continuity of operations (COOP) training exercise. The Coast Guard personnel...

Coast Guard ships depart Puerto Rico on mission to strengthen Trans-Atlantic ties

Coast Guard ships depart Puerto Rico on mission to strengthen Trans-Atlantic ties
The Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) with the Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) departed Puerto Rico to transit the North Atlantic to Europe, April 1, 2021. Hamilton is escorting the fast response cutters across the Atlantic before conducting a patrol in the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet area of responsibility...

Academy Cadets Take First Place in Humanitarian Law Competition

Academy Cadets Take First Place in Humanitarian Law Competition
A team from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy took first place at the Sanremo International Institute of Humanitarian Law Competition for Military Academies, March 25, 2021. (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hunter Medley) NEW LONDON, Conn. – A team from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy took first place at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law Competition for Military Academies. First-Class...

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut arrives to new homeport in Pensacola

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut arrives to new homeport in Pensacola
The Coast Guard Cutter Walnut arrived at its new homeport in Pensacola, Fla., March 31, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) PENSACOLA, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Walnut arrived at the cutter’s new homeport in Pensacola Wednesday after an extensive dry-dock period. The Walnut crew performed a major maintenance availability project to enable the 225-foot cutter to reach the...

Coast Guard, Marine crews collaborate in joint training exercise

Coast Guard, Marine crews collaborate in joint training exercise
A Marine Corps 1st Reconnaissance Battalion small boat crew navigates the waters of San Diego Bay during a joint hoist training exercise with Coast Guard Sector San Diego March 19. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Gray. SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard Sector San Diego crew members partnered with the Marine Corps 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during a hoist training exercise over...

Coast Guard to rename training center wing after Arnold Palmer

Coast Guard to rename training center wing after Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer PETALUMA, Calif. — The Coast Guard announced plans to rename a training wing after Arnold Palmer at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Tuesday. Training Center Petaluma plans to officiate the renaming of the Yeoman and Storekeeper “A” School wing of the Juliet Nichols Building in a ceremony later this year. Palmer served with distinction as a yeoman in the Coast Guard from 1951...