Stratton in the Indo-Pacific – Traversing the new center of gravity

Stratton in the Indo-Pacific - Traversing the new center of gravity
Mike McCord, Scan Eagle site lead, and Technician Dwight Smith, both of Dallas, recover a Small Unmanned Aerial System or drone aboard USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752), in the Pacific, Oct. 31, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) Story and imagery by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir The lights are low. Green and blue pixels illuminate the faces of watchstanders in the Combat Information...

Coast Guard announces naming of new cutters after USCG Reserve 9/11 heroes

Coast Guard announces naming of new cutters after USCG Reserve 9/11 heroes
Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, announced Nov. 12, in New York City that two new cutters will be named in honor of Port Security Specialist 2nd Class Vincent Danz and Machinery Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Palazzo.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard announced today that two of its new Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs)...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Sitkinak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man near Sitkinak Island, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing boat near Sitkinak Island, Wednesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak hoisted the man who had sustained an arm injury, and transported him to awaiting EMS in Kodiak. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command...

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two divers from the water 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted one male diver and transported him to EMS for treatment. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard, Navy conduct medevac of mariner off Hawaii

Coast Guard, Navy conduct medevac of mariner off Hawaii
An MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the Easyriders of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Morgan K. Nall/Released) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy conducted a medevac of an injured mariner 431 miles off Hilo, Big Island, Thursday. A Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter crew from the Kaneohe Bay-based Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37)...

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter James and Tactical Law Enforcement Team-South (TACLET-South) remove contraband from a low profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter James) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned to Charleston Thursday following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo,...

10-year anniversary remembrance service held for aircrews involved in collision

10-year anniversary remembrance service held for aircrews involved in collision
Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ryan Welborn and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Schindler hold flowers as they participate in the honor platoon during a remembrance ceremony, Oct. 29, 2019, at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Coast Guard personnel in Sacramento hosted a remembrance service Tuesday for the 10th anniversary...

Coast Guard celebrates Cutter Smilax’s 75 years of service

Coast Guard celebrates Cutter Smilax's 75 years of service
Coast Guard Cutter Smilax file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Wargo FORT MACON, N.C. – The Coast Guard will be holding a ceremony commemorating the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax’s 75 years of service and dedication Friday morning at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon, North Carolina. Smilax is the “Queen of the Fleet”, a title held only by the oldest commissioned cutter...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and a dog south of Morgan City, Louisiana

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and a dog south of Morgan City, Louisiana
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three people and a dog from a fishing vessel that was taking on water south of Morgan City, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a VHF distress call at 4:30 a.m. Saturday from the fishing vessel Tiger Lilly reporting they were taking on water with...