Cutter Healy returns home following 129-day Arctic deployment

Cutter Healy returns home following 129-day Arctic deployment
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20), a polar-class ice breaker, transits Southeast Alaskan waters Nov. 24, 2018. The Healy is one of two ice breakers in U.S. service. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Kellen Browne. SEATTLE – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy returned home Friday to their homeport in Seattle following a four-month deployment in the Arctic. In addition to providing presence...

Coast Guard commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Coast Guard commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
ST. LOUIS – Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by presenting 12 local Vietnam veterans with a specially designed lapel pin, Tuesday. This pin was accompanied by a proclamation made by President Donald Trump. An excerpt reads: In 1976, nearly 500,000 American troops served in South Vietnam, along with approximately 850,000 troops of our...

President Trump visits Florida-based Coast Guard unit for Thanksgiving Day

President Trump visits Florida-based Coast Guard unit for Thanksgiving Day
President Trump wished the members of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet a Happy Thanksgiving and thanked them for their service during the holidays, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally MIAMI — President Donald Trump visited Coast Guard members in Lake Worth Inlet for Thanksgiving Day 2018. President Trump thanked the Coast Guard men and women...

Coast Guard Training Center and Red Cross Place Recruits with Local Families for Thanksgiving

Coast Guard Training Center and Red Cross Place Recruits with Local Families for Thanksgiving
Operation Fireside file photo by by Seaman Isaac Cross CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross will place more than 475 Coast Guard recruits with more than 120 local-host 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 the recruits...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 80-day counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 80-day counter-narcotic patrol
A crew member from Coast Guard Cutter Spencer rescues two sea turtles from entangled fishing gear Monday, Sept. 30, 2018, in the Eastern Pacific Ocean during their 80-day patrol.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to its homeport of Boston Monday after an 80-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific interdicting drugs, rescuing sea turtles, and saving a mariner...

Coast Guard, Dominican Republic authorities conduct Mass Rescue Operation exercise in Santo Domingo

Coast Guard, Dominican Republic authorities conduct Mass Rescue Operation exercise in Santo Domingo
U.S. Coast Guard personnel and Dominican Republic authorities, conducted the first Mass Rescue Operations Seminar and tabletop exercise between the two nations November 8-9, 2018 in Santo Domingo.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan and Dominican Republic authorities, conducted the first Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) Seminar and tabletop exercise between the two nations November...

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen receives 2018 DHS Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen receives 2018 DHS Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence E. Tormey, Air Station Borinquen facilities engineering officer, with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady, during the presentation the 2018 DHS Unity of Effort Award to Air Station Borinquen November 9, 2018. (DHS Photo by Tim Godbee) AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen...

A Veterans Day Rescue and Remembrance

A Veterans Day Rescue and Remembrance
U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by PA2 Nicole Foguth On Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 1986, fall had turned to winter in the southern Great Lakes region. A major blizzard had struck Winnipeg far to the north a few days earlier, and harsh weather blanketed the area. At some point during the day, a distress call was received at Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. A small passenger plane crashed...

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour commissioned in San Pedro

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour commissioned in San Pedro
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour mans the rail during the cutter’s commissioning ceremony, Nov. 8, 2018, in San Pedro, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard commissioned the first California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in San Pedro, Thursday. The Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour is the first of four Sentinel-Class...