Coast Guard Pacific Area hosts North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Summit

Coast Guard Pacific Area hosts North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Summit
Vice Adm. Michael McAllister, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, delivers remarks during the plenary closing session of the 21st North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Summit. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Christopher Parrish) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The commander of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, an Alameda-based unit that oversees U.S. Coast Guard activities from the U.S. western states to Asia...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home after 80-day Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home after 80-day Eastern Pacific patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Northland interdicts a low-profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in August 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland (WMEC 904) returned to Portsmouth Monday, following an 80-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of the Coast Guard Eleventh District and Joint Interagency Task Force South. The Northland’s crew patrolled...

Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct mass rescue exercise off San Diego coast

Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct mass rescue exercise off San Diego coast
Coast Guard members from Sector San Diego and partnership agencies conduct mass rescue exercises off the San Diego coast Sept. 14, 2021.  (U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton) SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard personnel, San Diego and Los Angeles county lifeguards, harbor police, emergency response organizations and first responders conducted a mass rescue exercise off the San...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 holds change-of-command ceremony in Kiln, Mississippi

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 holds change-of-command ceremony in Kiln, Mississippi
Coast Guard Cmdr. Paul Green, incoming commanding officer of Port Security Unit 308, salutes Capt. Gennaro Ruocco, outgoing commander of the unit, during a change-of-command ceremony in Kiln, Mississippi, Sept. 11, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Smith) KILN, Miss. — Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 held a change-of-command ceremony in Kiln, Saturday. During the ceremony,...

Coast Guard holds 20th anniversary 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Coast Guard Island

Coast Guard holds 20th anniversary 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Coast Guard Island
Vice Admiral Michael McAllister, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, speaks during a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony on Coast Guard Island, in Alameda, Calif., Sept. 10, 2021. (U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Giles) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Coast Guard Island Sept. 10, to honor the lives lost during the attack on the World...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to arrive in Portsmouth, Virginia

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to arrive in Portsmouth, Virginia
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle file photo by Seamen Lisa Ferdinando. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Portsmouth, Sept. 17, 2021. Eagle will be moored at High Street Landing September 17 – September 20 and will be open for free public tours at the following dates and times: Friday 17 Sept: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Public Tours Saturday...

U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint training exercise

U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint training exercise
Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) Executive Officer Cmdr. Jessica Worst observes Canadian coast guard ship Amundsen transit alongside Healy during a passing exercise near Resolute, Nunavut, Canada on Sept. 6, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer First Class Michael Underwood. ALAMEDA — The Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s (WAGB 20) crew conducted a search-and-rescue exercise and professional...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to Portsmouth after historic 50-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to Portsmouth after historic 50-day patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Portsmouth on Sep. 7, 2021, following a historic 50-day patrol in support of Operation Nanook in the Arctic region and the Labrador Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Portsmouth on Tuesday following a historic 50-day patrol in support of Operation...

U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Rescue Service Russian Federation meet in Anchorage

U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Rescue Service Russian Federation meet in Anchorage
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard host members of the Marine Rescue Service Russian Federation for the 43rd Joint Planning Group meeting and exercise, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, in Anchorage, Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Marine Rescue Service Russian Federation held their 43rd joint planning group meeting...