Coast Guard Academy Completes Major Energy Management Project

Coast Guard Academy Completes Major Energy Management Project
The Academy’s fuel oil-fired boiler plant was replaced with a high efficiency natural gas plant, and supplemented with a combined heat and power plant that generates one megawatt of electricity onsite with a microturbine engine. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin. NEW LONDON, Conn. – The largest Utility Energy Savings Contract ever awarded by the Department of...

Coast Guard, John Jay College sign Memorandum of Agreement

Coast Guard, John Jay College sign Memorandum of Agreement
Rear Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson, Commander, First Coast Guard District, joins Karol V. Mason, John Jay College president, to sign a memorandum of agreement during a ceremony, Feb. 10, 2020, in New York City. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW YORK — Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and officials from John Jay College signed a Memorandum of Agreement, Monday at...

Coast Guard Academy swimmer qualifies for Olympic trials

Coast Guard Academy swimmer qualifies for Olympic trials
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON — Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Joe Rodriguez has qualified for the 2020 Olympic trials in the 50-meter freestyle swim after his performance at the Navy Long Course Invitational at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Dec. 13. The Atlanta-native is the first swimmer from the Coast Guard Academy to qualify for Olympic trials. “I...

Coast Guard Academy announces new Athletic Director

Coast Guard Academy announces new Athletic Director
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy has announced that Dr. Dan Rose has been selected as the next Director of Athletics at the Academy. Rose, who recently completed his 23rd year with the athletics program at the Academy, replaces Tim Fitzpatrick who stepped down in February after seven years in the position to become president of the New...

Coast Guard Academy memorial serves as a reminder of a history of selfless service

Coast Guard Academy memorial serves as a reminder of a history of selfless service
The Coast Guard Academy inducted six alum into the Coast Guard Academy Hall of Heroes during a ceremony at the Academy, Nov. 6, 2019. The inductees are Lt. Ronaqua Russell, Lt. Jay Creech, Lt. Cmdr. Brian Naughton, Capt. Stephen Harvey, Lt. Carl Josephson, and Lt. Matthew Thomas. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Thieme New London, CT – In a busy hallway at the U.S. Coast...

The Return Home of Lt. Thomas James Eugene Crotty

The Return Home of Lt. Thomas James Eugene Crotty
Lt. Thomas James Eugene Crotty BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to receive the remains of World War II service member Lt. Thomas Crotty from an Air Force Reserve air crew at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Niagara Falls, New York, Friday. LT Thomas James Eugene “Jimmy” Crotty, a Coast Guard and American hero was born on March 18, 1912, in Buffalo, New York. He graduated...

George Washington monument to be unveiled during Coast Guard Academy Homecoming

George Washington monument to be unveiled during Coast Guard Academy Homecoming
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. – A monument dedicated to U.S. President George Washington will be dedicated as a 50th reunion gift from the Coast Guard Academy Class of 1969 on the Washington Parade Field, Friday morning. The statue is a bronze reproduction using molds pulled from the original statue created by famous French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon in...

Air Station Houston to honor first Coast Guard helicopter pilot

Air Station Houston to honor first Coast Guard helicopter pilot
Capt. Frank Erickson, 1907-1978, served in Pearl Harbor and is Coast Guard helicopter pilot No. 1. His contributions to naval aviation forever changed search and rescue. (U.S. Coast Guard archive photo) HOUSTON — Coast Guard Air Station Houston is scheduled to hold a memorial ceremony Friday to rededicate the headstone of Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot #1, Capt. Frank Erickson, whose contributions...

Coast Guard member found deceased at Marion Military Institute

Coast Guard member found deceased at Marion Military Institute
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced the death of a student attending a preparatory program at Marion Military Institute. The Coast Guard Academy scholar attending Marion Military Institute, in Marion, Alabama, was found deceased on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. The circumstances surrounding the death are under investigation. Out of respect for the student’s family, we are not releasing...