Coast Guard Base Galveston conducts change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Base Galveston conducts change-of-command ceremony
HOUSTON — Coast Guard Base Galveston conducted a change-of-command ceremony Friday in Galveston, Texas. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Eric Cain transferred command of Base Galveston to Cmdr. Chad Brick. Cain served as the commanding officer of Base Galveston since June 2018 and oversaw a 162-member workforce providing mission support services to 28 Coast Guard units and 1,700 service personnel throughout...

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in Galveston, Texas
A crew member from one of Sector Houston-Galveston’s underlying units selects a rose to lay at the Blackthorn memorial to commemorate a fallen crew member of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn during the 41st anniversary memorial service Jan. 28, 2021, at Base Galveston in Galveston, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard honored 23...

Coast Guard holds establishment ceremony for Base Galveston

Coast Guard holds establishment ceremony for Base Galveston
Cmdr. Eric Cain, right, assumes command of Base Galveston from Capt. Jason Smith, left, commander, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, during Base Galveston’s establishment ceremony Sept. 29, 2020, in Galveston Texas. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard held an establishment ceremony for Base Galveston in Galveston, Texas, Tuesday. The ceremony...

We Remember – FN Heriberto “Eddie” Hernandez

We Remember - FN Heriberto “Eddie” Hernandez
Eddie Hernandez practice firing the M60 machine gun from a standing position on the deck of Point Cypress. Photo courtesy of Gordon M. Gillies. Heriberto S. Hernandez was a native of San Antonio, Texas, and in July 1965, he enlisted from that city for four years of service in the United States Coast Guard. He served on board the Coast Guard Cutter Bering Strait, Coast Guard Loran Station Saipan, Coast...