Coast Guard Academy names gym after first African-American head coach

Coast Guard Academy names gym after first African-American head coach
Dr. Hallie Gregory Field House ribbon cutting ceremony NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday where the 5th Deck of Roland Hall gym will forever be known as the Dr. Hallie Gregory Field House, named after the man that embodied the words “Strive to Excel, Foster Unity, Instill Respect”. Gregory, a Rockford, Illinois-native, became the first African-American...

Coast Guard Academy releases Spring Regimental Review Schedule

Coast Guard Academy releases Spring Regimental Review Schedule
Coast Guard Academy regimental review file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy’s Corps of Cadets is scheduled to march in five regimental reviews at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy during the spring semester. The community is invited to attend the drills, which are free and open to the public. Bleachers are available and located in front of...

Seven Atlantic City aviators awarded Air Medals for meritorious achievement

Seven Atlantic City aviators awarded Air Medals for meritorious achievement
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Abdallah shakes the hand of Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander of the Coast Guard’s 5th District, after receiving the Air Medal during an award ceremony at Air Station Atlantic City, April 2, 2019. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson PHILADELPHIA – Seven Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City aviators were awarded Air Medals by Rear Adm. Keith...

Coast Guard honors Silver Lifesaving Medal recipient at memorial service in Astoria

Coast Guard honors Silver Lifesaving Medal recipient at memorial service in Astoria
Lt. Jessica Shafer, commander of Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, and Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Condit, branch chief of MobileTraining Unit at Training Center Cape May, N.J., cradle the American flag and Gordon Huggins’ remains during a memorial service at Barbey Maritime Center in Astoria, Ore., March 30, 2019. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rendered military honors during a memorial service for...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home after 86-day patrol in Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home after 86-day patrol in Atlantic Ocean
Coast Guard Cutter SENECA transits in Somes Sound near Acadia National Park, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to its homeport in Boston Saturday after an 86-day patrol in the northern Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol, Seneca’s crew responded to four search and rescue cases. One notable case involved a disabled fishing boat...

Coast Guard releases women’s retention study

Coast Guard releases women’s retention study
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard released its first large-scale study on women’s retention in 30 years Thursday. The service commissioned the study as part of its commitment to create a more mission-ready workforce. The RAND Corporation report, “Improving Gender Diversity in the U.S. Coast Guard: Identifying Barriers to Female Retention,” examined the root causes of women’s attrition...

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco receives new commander

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco receives new commander
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel held a change-of-command ceremony on Yerba Buena Island, Thursday, as Capt. Marie Byrd relieved Capt. Tony Ceraolo as sector commander. Prior to serving as the Sector San Francisco deputy commander, Byrd served as the Coast Guard Congressional and Governmental Affairs deputy chief where she worked with 535 members of Congress and the Coast...

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco to receive new commander

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco to receive new commander
Coast Guard Station San Francisco 25-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll SAN FRANCISCO — Capt. Marie Byrd is scheduled to replace Capt. Tony Ceraolo as the commander of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, Thursday, during a change-of-command ceremony on Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco. Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, the 11th Coast Guard District commander, is scheduled to preside...

Coast Guard, Kotzebue Fire Department conduct ice rescue training

Coast Guard, Kotzebue Fire Department conduct ice rescue training
Nick Jicha, a Kotzebue Fire Department volunteer firefighter, grins with icicles on his face and ice rescue gear, after performing a simulated ice rescue in Kotzebue, Alaska, March 19, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matthew Schofield. JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard members from the Ninth Coast Guard District trained Kotzebue Fire Department and Coast Guard Seventeenth District...