Coast Guard veteran celebrates 100th birthday in New Orleans

Coast Guard veteran celebrates 100th birthday in New Orleans
Andy Washington, a WWII Coast Guard veteran, was presented with a Coast Guard flag by Capt. Michael Paradise, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base New Orleans, at a 100th birthday celebration in New Orleans, June 27, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — A United States Coast Guard veteran celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family in...

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies rescued 12 people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the first call for assistance at 4:30 a.m. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew,...

Coast Guard Petty Officer convicted, sentenced in sexual misconduct case

Coast Guard Petty Officer convicted, sentenced in sexual misconduct case
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced during a General Court-Martial in New Orleans, Thursday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Leonel Hinojosa, 32, was sentenced to reduction to E-1, confinement for two years, and a Dishonorable Discharge from the United States Coast Guard. While he is in confinement he forfeits the right to his pay and allowances. Hinojosa was convicted under the Uniform...

Coast Guard to convene General Court-Martial for Coast Guardsman accused of sexual misconduct

Coast Guard to convene General Court-Martial for Coast Guardsman accused of sexual misconduct
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard Eighth District is scheduled to convene a General Court-Martial in New Orleans, Thursday, for a Coast Guardsman accused of misconduct, including sexual misconduct. Petty Officer 2nd Class Leonel Hinojosa is accused of violating Article 92 (Dereliction of Duty), Article 107 (False Official Statement), Article 120 (Abusive Sexual Contact), Article 120c (Other Sexual Misconduct)...

Coast Guard Base New Orleans transfers command

Coast Guard Base New Orleans transfers command
NEW ORLEANS ­— Coast Guard Base New Orleans held a change-of-command ceremony where Capt. Jon Gage relieved Capt. Eric Johnson as commanding officer, Friday. Gage arrived from Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center in Norfolk, Va., where he served as the chief of vessel support and medium endurance cutter product line manager. Gage’s prior assignments include ship and administrative assignments....