Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert sails near Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, while participating in a three-day North American Maritime Security Initiative exercise, March 1, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Sunday following a 69-day Eastern Pacific counterdrug deployment. The crew patrolled international waters off the coast of...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home after $12.5M drug bust

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home after $12.5M drug bust
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma worked with an armed helicopter interdiction tactical squadron during a counter-drug patrol Feb. 1, 2020 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan L. Noel) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to Kittery, Maine, Thursday after a 70-day counter-drug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Tahoma’s...

Coast Guard tall ship Eagle to arrive in Charleston, offer public tours

Coast Guard tall ship Eagle to arrive in Charleston, offer public tours
Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle file photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive Friday at the Charleston Cruise Ship Terminal. Eagle will moor for three days and will be open for free public tours starting Friday through Sunday. Barque Eagle will be open for free public tours...

Coast Guard, partner agencies meet sportsman rescued in frigid conditions

Coast Guard, partner agencies meet sportsman rescued in frigid conditions
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Members of the Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resource Commission, Virginia Department of Game Inland Fisheries, Accomack County, Riverside Hospital met the survivors rescued in a joint rescue operation in January at an event in Cape Charles, Va. Saturday. On January 19, 2020, three men were rescued after their boat capsized in Nandua Creek, Va., as a result of the joint operation...

Coast Guard receives National Service Award for Golden Ray rescue

Coast Guard receives National Service Award for Golden Ray rescue
Capt. John Reed, commander, Coast Guard Sector Charleston, holds the ReadyCommunities Partnership 2019 National Service Award for Diligence and Collaboration in the Golden Ray Rescue March 6, 2020, at the Glynn County Emergency Management Operations Center in Brunswick, Georgia. The award, accepted by Reed on behalf of all Coast Guard units and maritime partners who supported or participated in the...

Air Station Cape Cod to celebrate more than 100 years of aviation

Air Station Cape Cod to celebrate more than 100 years of aviation
The centennial HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter fly across Sagamore Bridge, Cape Cod. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod will celebrate its 50th anniversary at Joint Base Cape Cod and more than a 100 years of Coast Guard aviation in Massachusetts, Sept. 19, 2020. Air Station Cape Cod is scheduled to...

Coast Guard in Humboldt Bay to increase flights during annual training

Coast Guard in Humboldt Bay to increase flights during annual training
MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay (Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay aircrews are scheduled to go through annual standardization training and evaluations from March 09 through March 20. Flight Standardization Instructors from the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala., will...

Former Vice-Commandant John Currier Passes Away

Former Vice-Commandant John Currier Passes Away
Vice Adm. John P. Currier speaks before being relieved by Rear Adm. John H. Korn, commander of the Coast Guard 7th District, during a Coast Guard ancient albatross change of watch ceremony at Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, June 4, 2014. Currier, the 28th vice commandant of the Coast Guard, previously served in Traverse City and retired in the area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd...

Coast Guard cutter returns home after seizing $115M in cocaine

Coast Guard cutter returns home after seizing $115M in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew members inspect a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Jan. 16, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). ALAMEDA, California — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home to Alameda Sunday after a 78-day deployment during which they seized an estimated $115 million worth of cocaine from suspected smugglers in the Eastern Pacific...