New Commander at helm of First Coast Guard District

New Commander at helm of First Coast Guard District
The Coast Guard First District held a change-of-command ceremony Friday, May 13, 2022 at Faneuil Hall in Boston to bid farewell to Rear Adm. Thomas G. Allan Jr. and welcome Rear Adm. John W. Mauger as commander of the First District. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Amanda Wyrick) BOSTON— The First Coast Guard District held a change of command ceremony at Faneuil Hall, in Boston,...

Coast Guard Fifth District holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Fifth District holds Change of Command
Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath, incoming 5th District commander, salutes Rear Adm. Laura Dickey as he relieves her during the 5th District’s change-of-command ceremony in Portsmouth, Virginia, May 11, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Emily Velez. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath assumed the duties and responsibilities of Coast Guard Fifth District Commander from...

Coast Guard commissions Cutter Pablo Valent

Coast Guard commissions Cutter Pablo Valent
Crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Pablo Valent man the ship during the commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida May 11, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Hudson. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard commissioned the 48th Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC) Pablo Valent (WPC 1148) into service at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg,...

Coast Guard recognizes boat captain for actions in Brownsville Ship Channel

Coast Guard recognizes boat captain for actions in Brownsville Ship Channel
Capt. Hans Govertsen poses for a photo after presenting a Certificate of Merit to Jonathan Green and the crew of the Tropic Star in Aransas Pass, Texas, May 6, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Darren Hicks) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard recognized Jonathan Green, captain of the crew boat Tropic Star, during a ceremony in Aransas Pass, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Capt. Hans Govertsen,...

Community Festival cancelled due to weather

Community Festival cancelled due to weather
CAPE MAY, N.J. — Due to forecasted severe weather, specifically unsafe wind speeds for the Cape May county area, the 2022 Coast Guard Community Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 7, is cancelled. “We are absolutely devastated to see that the weather for the entire weekend isn’t cooperating with our plans to host this year’s Coast Guard Community Festival,” said Capt. Kathy Felger, commanding...

Coast Guard aviator honored with Key to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard aviator honored with Key to the U.S. Virgin Islands
Lt. Ronaqua Russell, A U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 pilot with Air Station Miami, holds the Key to the U.S. Virgin Islands, presented to her by the U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature May 5, 2022. (Courtesy photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands) ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Lt. Ronaqua Russell, a Coast Guard HC-144 pilot with Air Station Miami, was honored at the U.S. Virgin Islands...

Coast Guard response boat strikes buoy in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard response boat strikes buoy in Saginaw Bay
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SAGINAW, Mich. — No one was injured in an overnight mishap involving a 45-foot Coast Guard response boat that struck a navigation buoy about 10 miles from shore in Saginaw Bay. The response boat, based at Station Saginaw River, was carrying six crew members when it struck Buoy #6 about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The mishap punctured the boat’s fuel...

Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk decommissioned after 34 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk decommissioned after 34 years of service
The official party renders solute during a ceremony held to decommission Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk (WPB 1322) from service Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Air Station Port Angeles. Captain Mark McDonnell, District 13 Chief of Response, (left) oversaw the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark) PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard Sector Key West holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Key West holds change of command ceremony
Rear Adm. Brendan C. McPherson (middle),  Capt. Adam Chamie (left), and Capt. Jason Ingram (right),  pose for a photograph during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, May 4, 2022.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas V. Huynh) MIAMI — Capt. Jason Ingram relieved Capt. Adam Chamie as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Key West,...