Return to the 378’: Cutter Stratton engineers collaborate with Philippine navy

Return to the 378’: Cutter Stratton engineers collaborate with Philippine navy
The Philippine Navy ship BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS 17) and the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) steam in formation together during a photo exercise as part of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama Oct. 17, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn When Coast Guard Cmdr. Matthew Gans learned...

Coast Guard, Juneau School District representatives expand partnership

Coast Guard, Juneau School District representatives expand partnership
Ted Wilson, director of teaching and learning support, Juneau School District, and Capt. Melissa Rivera, chief of staff, Coast Guard 17th District, sign a Partnership in Education memorandum of understanding at the Huff Ackerman Saunders Federal Building, Juneau, Alaska, Nov. 26, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard and local school...

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
Operation Fireside photo by Scott Feldstein CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross will place more than 350 Coast Guard recruits with South Jersey families for Thanksgiving as part of Operation Fireside, Thursday. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since 1981. It allows recruits to celebrate the...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Operation Deep Freeze 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Operation Deep Freeze 2020
Families of crewmembers aboard USCGC Polar Star (WAGB 10) watch as the vessel transits Elliott Bay en route to Antarctica, Nov. 26, 2019. The Polar Star, homported in Seattle, Washington, is the United States’ only heavy icebreaker. SEATTLE — The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed Tuesday commencing their annual deployment to Antarctica where the cutter and...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns to Alameda following 162-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns to Alameda following 162-day patrol
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Megan Sullivan hugs her husband Chief Warrant Officer Donald Sullivan following a 162-day deployment in the Western Pacific.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned Friday to their homeport of Alameda following a 162-day deployment to the...

Coast Guard, Colombian navy conduct joint-agency engagement

Coast Guard, Colombian navy conduct joint-agency engagement
MIAMI – The Coast Guard and the Colombian navy participated in a Joint Interagency Task Force-South engagement while in support of Operation Martillo, Wednesday and Thursday. Coast Guard Cutters Forward (WMEC-911), William Flores (WPC-1103) and Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) crews, partnering with the Colombian navy, participated in a regional engagement event in Cartagena, Colombia. Transnational criminal...

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns to homeport after 78-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns to homeport after 78-day patrol
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane transits through the Gatun Locks within the Panama Canal, Panama, Sept. 23, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Simpson) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC-903) returned to homeport in Portsmouth following a 78-day patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, Thursday. The crew of the Harriet Lane...

WWII Coast Guard veteran presents Cutter Tampa with flag from original Tampa

WWII Coast Guard veteran presents Cutter Tampa with flag from original Tampa
Alex Obrizok addresses the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard WWII veteran presented the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa with a historical flag in Portsmouth, Va., Thursday afternoon. Alex Obrizok is a 96-year-old man and resident from North Carolina. He served in the Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946. In addition to his Coast Guard service, Obrizok is also a Navy and Sea...

Coast Guardsman charged with murder released from brig amid change in charges

Coast Guardsman charged with murder released from brig amid change in charges
A Coast Guard seaman accused of murder was released from a San Diego brig Monday as the admiral overseeing his prosecution ordered a new hearing in the case. Seaman Ethan W. Tucker, 21, was arrested August 28 after a seven-month Coast Guard investigation into the January death of Seaman Ethan Kelch, 19, who served on the same ship as Tucker— the Douglas Munro, a high endurance cutter based in...