Coast Guard veteran celebrates 100th birthday in New Orleans

Coast Guard veteran celebrates 100th birthday in New Orleans
Andy Washington, a WWII Coast Guard veteran, was presented with a Coast Guard flag by Capt. Michael Paradise, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base New Orleans, at a 100th birthday celebration in New Orleans, June 27, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — A United States Coast Guard veteran celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family in...

Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon holds change-of-command ceremony
Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Matthew Statkus relieves Lt. Andrew Ellis as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon during a change-of-command ceremony held at the Coast Guard Harbor Facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, June 26, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Matthew Statkus relieved Lt. Andrew Ellis as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City held a change of command ceremony June 26, 2020. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Ben P. Russell assumed the responsibilities of commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Morgan City from Cmdr. Heather Mattern. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/released) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City held a change of command ceremony Friday. During the...

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles transfers command

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles transfers command
Cmdr. Joan Snaith relieved Cmdr. Michael S. Jackson as the new commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles Friday during a change of command ceremony. PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Cmdr. Joan Snaith relieved Cmdr. Michael S. Jackson as the new commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles Friday during a change of command ceremony. Snaith...

Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur holds change-of-command

Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur holds change-of-command
HOUSTON – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur held a change-of-command ceremony in Beaumont, Texas, Friday. Capt. Jason Smith, Sector Houston-Galveston commander, presided over the ceremony as Capt. Molly Wike relieved Capt. Jacqueline Twomey as commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur during a change-of-command ceremony. Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander,...

Coast Guard honors local mariner in Oxnard

Coast Guard honors local mariner in Oxnard
Capt. Rebecca Ore presents the Meritorious Public Service award to Captain Paul Amaral, owner and operator of Channel Watch Marine Inc., for his dedicated service to the maritime community throughout the coastal waters of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach June 23, 2020. In 2019, Captain Amaral responded to 389 disabled vessels, 49 potential marine pollution...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after 40-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after 40-day patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew stands amongst 6,800 pounds of interdicted cocaine at Port Everglades, Florida, June 23, 2020. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew returned home to Cape Canaveral, Wednesday, following a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Western Caribbean. During their patrol, the Vigilant’s...

New commander at helm of Coast Guard 14th District

New commander at helm of Coast Guard 14th District
Vice Adm. Linda Fagan (middle), Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, stands by as Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday (right), and Rear Adm. Matthew Sibley (left), formally transfer command of the 14th Coast Guard District June 23, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard 14th District held a change of command ceremony bidding farewell to Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant Returns to Jacksonville After 60-day Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant Returns to Jacksonville After 60-day Patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew on a port call mid-may 2020, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) JACKSONVILLE— The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Monday after completing a 9-week patrol conducting operations in the Windward Passage between Haiti and Cuba in support of Coast Guard 7 th District and Operation Southeast...