Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Portsmouth after patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Portsmouth after patrol
Gunner’s mates aboard Coast Guard Cutter Spencer shoot messenger lines to a disabled fishing vessel 100 miles off the coast of New York to bring the vessel in tow. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Katharine Ingham) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned home to Portsmouth after a 33 day patrol Wednesday. During the patrol, the crew conducted operations south...

America’s only heavy icebreaker departs Seattle homeport Saturday

America's only heavy icebreaker departs Seattle homeport Saturday
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star makes the final approach to moorings at Base Seattle, Wednesday, March 25. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Michael Clark) SEATTLE — The United States’ only heavy icebreaker, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10), is scheduled to depart its homeport in Seattle Saturday. This annual journey to Antarctica is conducted in support of Operation Deep Freeze,...

Coast Guard veteran of D-Day invasion turns 100

Coast Guard veteran of D-Day invasion turns 100
Official headshot of Michael J. Swierc, who enlisted in the Coast Guard on Aug. 11, 1942, and trained as a motor machinist’s mate before deploying overseas for the first wave of the D-Day invasion. Swierc, who turned 100 years old on Nov. 6, 2021, received the Bronze Star Medal for helping save 126 Allied troops from drowning in the English Channel on June 6, 1944. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport in Alameda

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport in Alameda
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crewmember Petty Officer 1st Class Glenn Fennstra embraces his children after Bertholf returned home following a nearly three-month patrol, Nov. 1, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned to homeport in Alameda Monday, following a 105-day deployment throughout the North...

Training Center Cape May to honor 100th Anniversary of Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Training Center Cape May to honor 100th Anniversary of Tomb of Unknown Soldier
CAPE MAY, N.J. — U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to hold a ceremony on base starting at 10:58 a.m., November 11, 2021, to honor the 100th Anniversary of the interment of an unidentifiable member of the American Expeditionary Forces of World War I in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery. The training center’s ceremony is scheduled to include a...

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2021

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2021
A Coast Guard Air Station crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, operates in Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, Alaska, Sept. 18, 2021. Coast Guard file photo by Lt. Scott Kellerman. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard will conclude its annual Arctic Shield operations on Sunday with the seasonal closure of its Forward Operating Location in Kotzebue, Alaska. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns to homeport
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and the USS Tulsa (LCS 16) conduct a passing exercise in the Pacific. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball) JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returned to homeport in Honolulu, Hawaii Thursday following a 66-day patrol in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. The crew traveled nearly 13,000 nautical miles...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home from 61-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home from 61-day deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912) as seen underway for Eastern Pacific patrol in late 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Hammack) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912) returned home Thursday after an eight-week counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Coast Guard 11th...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home from Western Pacific deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home from Western Pacific deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crewmember Petty Officer 2nd Class Kurt Chlebek, a boatswains mate, is greeted by his dog after Munro returned to their homeport in Alameda, California, Oct. 20, 2021, following a 102-day, 22,000 nautical mile multi-mission deployment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi. Alameda, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) and...