Guam’s first Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter arrives at Apra Harbor

Guam's first Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter arrives at Apra Harbor
Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) arrived at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam, Thursday. The crew of the Myrtle Hazard traveled from Key West, Florida to Guam, covering a distance of over 10,000 nautical miles during the two month journey. The new Fast Response...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrives in Japan following an onboard fire

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrives in Japan following an onboard fire
Fire teams on board the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche combat a fire onboard the cutter in the Western Pacific Ocean, September 19th 2020. (Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) arrived at Yokosuka, Japan Tuesday after combatting a shipboard engineering fire on Sept. 20, during a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th...

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns home

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns home
Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) returned to its homeport in Portsmouth, after a 56-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. Harriet Lane’s patrol began with a week-long intensive training period to evaluate the readiness of the cutter and the crew. After conducting storm avoidance for hurricane Isaias,...

Coast Guard to livestream Douglas Munro Memorial Ceremony

Coast Guard to livestream Douglas Munro Memorial Ceremony
Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro’s grave marker is surrounded by challenge coins, saint pendants, rate and rank insignia, and other items that have been left by military members and veterans in Cle Elum, Wash., Sept. 26, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi) SEATTLE – The 78th Douglas Munro Memorial Ceremony will be a virtual event featuring a livestream of the wreath...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home to Port Angeles

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home to Port Angeles
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Active and its crew returned to their home port in Port Angeles, Saturday after a 56-day deployment off the Pacific Northwest Coast. Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, the crew of the Active continues to operate, executing all statutory missions. Throughout the patrol, the crew...

Clearwater Coast Guard unit with global mission welcomes new commander

Clearwater Coast Guard unit with global mission welcomes new commander
Members of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 307 salute Cmdr. Karl Hellberg, as he leaves his change of command ceremony at Air Station Clearwater, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla. – A local U.S. Coast Guard Reserve unit that played a pivotal role in the 2017 U.S. hurricane response welcomed a new commander at a ceremony...

Court martial following death of Coast Guard member in Alaska concludes

Court martial following death of Coast Guard member in Alaska concludes
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A general court martial concluded Thursday for a Coast Guard member accused of violating various articles under the Uniform Code of Military Justice related to the death of a Coast Guard member in Alaska in January 2019. The court martial of Seaman Ethan Tucker, convened by the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, commenced Sept. 8. A military judge found Tucker not guilty of...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear receives new commander

Coast Guard Cutter Bear receives new commander
Coast Guard Cmdr. Jeff Ferlauto salutes Cmdr. Donald Terkanian during a change of command ceremony aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear in Portsmouth, Virginia, Sept. 16, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Guy Brunell III. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Cmdr. Jeff Ferlauto relieved Cmdr. Donald Terkanian as commander of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901) during a change of command ceremony...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns to Hawaii after multi-country operation

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns to Hawaii after multi-country operation
Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules airplane file photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) returned to Honolulu Sunday following its nearly two month patrol supporting the multi-country maritime Operation Nasse throughout Oceania. Operation Nasse is an annual Pacific Quadrilateral Defense Coordination...