Coast Guardsman recognized as Aerospace Control Alert Maintainer of the Year

Coast Guardsman recognized as Aerospace Control Alert Maintainer of the Year
Adm. Charles Ray, the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard and Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Rob Bushey recognized Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Anton, an avionics electrical technician as “Maintainer of the Year” for the Continental NORAD Region Aerospace Control Alert during a ceremony at the National Capital Region Air Defense Facility, Aug. 20, 2020. (U.S. Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance arrives in new homeport in Florida

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance arrives in new homeport in Florida
Capt. Tim Kinsella, NAS Pensacola commanding officer, (center) greets U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Reliance commanding officer, Cmdr. Robert Hill upon the arrival of the cutter, August 31. U. S. Navy Photo by Joshua Cox. NEW ORLEANS — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Reliance (WMEC-615) arrived Monday at the cutter’s new homeport of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, following a dry dock and Caribbean...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 60-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 60-day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) returned home Friday to Charleston after completing a 60-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew offloaded $228 million worth of cocaine and marijuana Thursday at Port Everglades. Hamilton’s crew interdicted nine drug-laden...

Coast Guard conducts assessments along the Western Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard conducts assessments along the Western Gulf Coast region
Coast Guard Station New Orleans’ shallow water response boat team walks a flooded road in Erath, Louisiana, during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, August 27, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assessed damage along the Louisiana and Texas border Thursday after Hurricane Laura made landfall, which caused flooding and other damage. The...

Coast Guard honors Fire Island Ferries crew for July rescue

Coast Guard honors Fire Island Ferries crew for July rescue
Capt. Eva Van Camp presents the Fire Island Ferries Fireball crew with a public service award, Aug. 25, 2020 in Bay Shore, New York, for their rescue efforts.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard presented a Public Service Award to the crew of the Fireball, a Fire Island Ferries ferry, on Tuesday in Bay Shore, New York. Capt....

Coast Guard member receives Silver Lifesaving medal at Air Station Houston

Coast Guard member receives Silver Lifesaving medal at Air Station Houston
Chief Petty Officer Phillip Johnson poses for a photo with Cmdr. Marcus Canady and Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Musial after receiving the Coast Guard Lifesaving Medal at Coast Guard Air Station Houston in Houston, Texas, Aug. 25, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause) HOUSTON — The Silver Lifesaving Medal was awarded to a Coast Guard member at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard member receives award for Hurricane Florence rescue

Coast Guard member receives award for Hurricane Florence rescue
Capt. John McCarthy, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, presents Petty Officer 2nd Class David Paquin, an aviation survival technician, the Distinguished Flying Cross award during a ceremony held at Air Station Sacrament in McClellan, California, Aug. 21, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) MCCLELLAN, Calif. — A Coast Guard aircrew member...

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Seattle boatcrew

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Seattle boatcrew
45 file photo by PA1 Adam Eggers SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public in locating a suspect or suspects who pointed a blue laser light at a Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew conducting search and rescue operations Monday night near Point Wells. The crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium initially reported they were fit to complete their assigned search and reported...

Coast Guard recognizes Cross Sound Ferry crew for heroic rescue

Coast Guard recognizes Cross Sound Ferry crew for heroic rescue
Capt. Eva Van Camp, commander of Sector Long Island Sound, presents a Coast Guard Certificate of Merit to Cross Sound Ferry Cape Henlopen crew in New London, Connecticut, August 14, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony J. Pappaly) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard presented a Public Service Award to the Cross Sound Ferry Cape Henlopen crew in New London, Connecticut,...