New captain at the helm of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy

New captain at the helm of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy
Capt. John Reeves receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Vice Adm. Charles Ray for his service aboard the Healy. Reeves is retiring to Washington State. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross) SEATTLE – Capt. Jason Hamilton took command of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy from Capt. John Reeves at a change of command ceremony aboard the cutter at Coast Guard Base Seattle,...

Coast Guardsman sentenced to 6 months confinement for sexual assault

Coast Guardsman sentenced to 6 months confinement for sexual assault
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guardsman was sentenced to six months confinement for Sexual Assault and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial aboard Coast Guard Base Alameda Friday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Harold C. Sanchez was also sentenced to a reduction in pay grade to E-1, the military’s lowest pay grade, for Sexual Assault, Failure to Obey an Order...

Coast Guardsman sentenced to seven years confinement for sexual assault

 Coast Guardsman sentenced to seven years confinement for sexual assault
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guardsman was sentenced to seven years confinement for sexual assault and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice at a general court-martial aboard Coast Guard Base Alameda Friday. Seaman Koda M. Harpole was sentenced to seven years confinement, a dishonorable discharge, and reduction to the rate of E-1 for sexual assault, housebreaking and making a false...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Antarctic mission

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Antarctic mission
SEATTLE — The nation’s only heavy icebreaker departed Seattle Sunday for a four-month mission to Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze, the annual Joint Task Force Support to resupply the National Science Foundation outpost there. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star from Coast Guard Base Seattle will head to McMurdo Sound in support the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science...

Coast Guardsman sought in homicide investigation found dead

Coast Guardsman sought in homicide investigation found dead
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guardsman being sought as a person of interest in the murder of a 59-year-old woman in Bellingham, Wash., was found dead from an apparent suicide in Show Low, Ariz., Sunday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael G. Arnold, 33, from Boise, Idaho, was located by a joint-law enforcement team after he was reported absent without leave from Coast Guard Base Seattle Friday. Arnold...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett gets new commanding officer
SEATTLE — Capt. Brendan McPherson assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett from Capt. Laura Dickey during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle, Wednesday. Vice Adm. Charles Ray, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony. McPherson previously served as the response division chief at the 7th Coast Guard District office in...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to hold change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to hold change of command
SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Coast Guard Base Seattle. During the ceremony, Capt. Laura Dickey will transfer command to Capt. Brendon McPherson. Vice Adm. Charles Ray, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, will preside over the ceremony. Dickey has been the commanding officer of Midgett since July 2012,...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to hold change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to hold change of command
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony, Thursday at 10:00 a.m., aboard the cutter at Coast Guard Base Seattle. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, will preside over the ceremony where Capt. Matthew R. Walker will assume the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Polar Star from Capt. George E. Pellissier. Capt....

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns home after Bering Sea patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns home after Bering Sea patrol
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returned to its homeport of Coast Guard Base Seattle at Friday morning, after a successful 80-day patrol in the Bering Sea in support of Operation Bering Shield. The Midgett departed Seattle on March 11 for Kodiak, Alaska, where several members of the operations department and law enforcement team attended the Commercial Fisheries Law Enforcement Training...