Cutter Stone holds change of command ceremony

Cutter Stone holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Clinton Carlson relieved Capt. Adam Morrison as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Stone, during a formal change of command ceremony at the unit in North Charleston, South Carolina, June 25, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Zoe Riis-Fallica) NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Capt. Clinton Carlson relieved Capt. Adam Morrison as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard commissions newest National Security Cutter

Coast Guard commissions newest National Security Cutter
The crew of USCGC Stone man the rails during a commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Base Charleston, S.C., Mar. 19, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Moreno) NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., — The Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) became the Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter during a commissioning ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Base Charleston. Adm. Karl...

Coast Guard Cutter Stone completes Operation Southern Cross

Coast Guard Cutter Stone completes Operation Southern Cross
U.S. Coast Guard and Guyana Coast Guard small boats patrol behind the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) off the coast of Guyana on Jan. 9, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) crew arrived in their homeport of North Charleston, S.C., Monday, following the conclusion of the Operation Southern Cross, a patrol to the...

Cutter Stone crew interdicts narcotics in Caribbean on first patrol

Cutter Stone crew interdicts narcotics in Caribbean on first patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stone prepare to launch one of the ship’s small boats in the Caribbean Sea on Jan. 6, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — While in transit to conduct joint operations off the coast of Guyana as part of Operation Southern Cross, the Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) encountered and interdicted a suspected...

Coast Guard Cutter Stone underway for first patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stone underway for first patrol
Flight crew members from U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile maintain and inspect their MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter on the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) off Florida on Dec. 27, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower) NORFOLK, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) departed from Pascagoula, Mississippi, Tuesday, just ahead of Christmas, for a...

Onboard Isolation – Quarantining on a military ship

Onboard Isolation - Quarantining on a military ship
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. j. g. Michael Marriott and Portuguese navy Lt. Miguel Dias Pinheiro use their scheduled exercise time in the Coast Guard Cutter Stone gym on Dec. 18, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower) by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower How does one prepare for three-months at sea? These days, with two weeks in limited contact. Very few events in recent...