Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home following 77-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home following 77-day deployment
Crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf inspect a low-profile vessel while conducting law enforcement operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Oct. 18, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Oliver Fernander). ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and crew returned to Alameda, Saturday, after traveling over 18,000 nautical miles during a 77-day counter-narcotic...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to homeport following 56-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to homeport following 56-day patrol
A USCGC Thetis (WMEC 910) boat crew approaches an overcrowded Cuban vessel at sea, Nov. 13, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bethany Squires) KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) returned to their homeport in Key West, Saturday following a 56-day Caribbean Sea deployment. While underway in the Coast Guard Seventh District’s area of operations...

Mary Jean Silva named 2021 Coast Guard Civilian Employee of the Year

Mary Jean Silva named 2021 Coast Guard Civilian Employee of the Year
(left) Adm. Linda Fagan, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, stands with Mary Jean Silva (center) in Washington D.C., November 17, 2022, after presenting her with the Coast Guard Civilian Employee of the Year award for 2021. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska — Mary Jean Silva, assistant director at the Base Kodiak Child Development Center (CDC), was selected as a recipient of the Coast...

Coast Guard to celebrate 80th SPARS anniversary at Houston event

Coast Guard to celebrate 80th SPARS anniversary at Houston event
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is slated to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Coast Guard SPARS and the establishment of a local chapter of the Coast Guard Women’s Leadership Initiative during a ceremony in Houston, Friday. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Carola List, assistant commandant for Engineering & Logistics, will serve as guest speaker during the ceremony. Shirley Reagor, 102-year-old original...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following Arctic deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following Arctic deployment
Family of the crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) embrace after the Stratton returned to homeport on Base Alameda, Calif., Nov. 23, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Upshaw). ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) and crew returned to Alameda, Wednesday, following a 97-day, multi-mission deployment to the Arctic Ocean and...

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry Completes Patrol in South Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry Completes Patrol in South Pacific
Crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry pose before conducting COVID-19 PPE Offload in Kiritimati, Kiribati.(Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry) HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry crew returned to homeport in Honolulu Tuesday following a 38-day expeditionary patrol enforcing international living marine resources treaties and conducting joint operations with...

Coast Guard partners with Red Cross to give recruits home for the holidays

Coast Guard partners with Red Cross to give recruits home for the holidays
CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross will place more than 300 Coast Guard recruits with South Jersey families for Thanksgiving as part of Operation Fireside, resuming the in-home part of the program after suspension the last two years due to COVID. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since...

Four dead, five missing after homemade boat carrying migrants capsizes off Florida

Four dead, five missing after homemade boat carrying migrants capsizes off Florida
A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of this migrant vessel about 10 miles south of Lower Matecombe Key, Florida, Nov. 7, 2022. The people were repatriated on Nov. 12, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Theresa Braine New York Daily News The U.S. Coast Guard was searching Sunday for five people missing after a homemade vessel capsized off the Florida Keys. Four people drowned when...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Seattle; bound for Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Seattle; bound for Antarctica
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) and crew departs Seattle Nov. 16, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark) SEATTLE – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) and crew departed Seattle, Wednesday, and is scheduled to transit to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. Operation Deep Freeze is an annual joint military mission to resupply the United...