Coast Guard Cutter Aspen maintains navigation aids in the Pacific Northwest

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen maintains navigation aids in the Pacific Northwest
The USCGC Aspen and crew finish placing a buoy marking the entrance to Tillamook Bay, Oregon, Aug. 17, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier. SEATTLE — Coast Guard members established missing aids to navigation and realigned the entrance to Tillamook Bay this week during an ongoing mission along the Pacific Northwest coast. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, a 225-foot seagoing...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrives in Astoria for first time

Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrives in Astoria for first time
Coast Guard Cutter Elm file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrived in Astoria, its new homeport, for the first time, Monday. The Elm, a Juniper Class 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, is operated by the same crew that operated the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, which left Astoria, June 2018 as part of a Coast Guard-wide hull swap. The Elm is coming out...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm delivers 28,000 pounds of supplies to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Elm delivers 28,000 pounds of supplies to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elm, a 225-foot Keeper Class buoy tender homeported at the Sector Field Office in Fort Macon, North Carolina, deliver 28,000 lbs of supplies in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico for distribution to the victims of Hurricane Maria, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. The supplies were half food and half water, and will be distributed by the community leaders of Vieques to the victims...

Photos: Coast Guard Cutter Elm restores Buoys in San Juan after Hurricane Maria

Photos: Coast Guard Cutter Elm restores Buoys in San Juan after Hurricane Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm is currently restoring aids to navigation buoys throughout waterways near San Juan after Hurricane Maria. The Elm, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, has assisted in restoring 72 percent of critical aids to navigation after Maria. For imagery and video of the Hurricane Maria response, please visit...

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

Coast Guard buoy tenders, aids to navigation team fix critical ATON discrepancies

Coast Guard buoy tenders, aids to navigation team fix critical ATON discrepancies
The Coast Guard Cutter Joshua Appleby, a 175-foot Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., transits en route to the Florida Keys to conduct critical aids to navigation discrepancies and provide support and supplies for Hurricane Irma relief, Sept. 15, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse. ORLANDO, Fla. – Two Coast Guard buoy tenders have...

Ride for your life: How one Coast Guardsman teaches motorcyclists to BikeSafe

Ride for your life: How one Coast Guardsman teaches motorcyclists to BikeSafe
Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer maneuvers his motorcycle during a BikeSafe North Carolina assessor course in Bogue, North Carolina. (Photo by Travis Howard) Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki First, he tugs on a well-worn leather jacket, adjusting the sleeves and closing the zipper with a metallic swish. Then he laces up his sturdy leather boots, fingers flying deftly through...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton provides disaster relief to Haiti

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton provides disaster relief to Haiti
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Joint Task Force Matthew provided relief supplies and conducted post-storm damage assessment flights for Jeremie, Haiti, on Saturday following a direct impact to the area by Hurricane Matthew. A Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew embarked on the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton conducted post-storm damage assessment...

Coast Guard crew, family members, clean up Shackleford Banks

Coast Guard crew, family members, clean up Shackleford Banks
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm participated in a beach cleanup, June 12, at Shackleford Banks, North Carolina. 15 crewmembers, two family members and a National Park Service ranger worked together to remove more then 150 pounds of trash during a two-hour period. The participants used three personal boats to travel from from Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon...