Coast Guard suspends search for missing helicopter pilot near Kodiak

Coast Guard suspends search for missing helicopter pilot near Kodiak
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton file photo by Lt. Brian Dykens JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing helicopter pilot near Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday. Still missing is Andy Teuber from Anchorage, who was reportedly flying a black and white Robinson R66 helicopter. Coast Guard boat and aircrews dedicated over 13 hours of search time and covered approximately 888 square nautical...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home after crewmembers test positive for COVID

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home after crewmembers test positive for COVID
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton file photo by Lt. Brian Dykens ALAMEDA, Calif — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL-752) returned to its homeport Wednesday at Coast Guard Island in Alameda after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19 during the deployment. The affected crew members reported mild symptoms and are receiving medical care. The cutter was met by Coast Guard medical staff, who...

Coast Guard crew offloads more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard crew offloads more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crewmembers inspect a low-profile semi-submersible in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Aug. 14, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, Thursday. The drugs, worth an estimated $390 million, were seized in international...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned to Coast Guard Island Monday after a 94-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Stratton’s deployment began in late March as...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Eastern Pacific counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Eastern Pacific counter-narcotic patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Raitt ALAMEDA, California – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL-752) got underway from Coast Guard Island Saturday for a months-long deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, where the crew will patrol international waters off Central and South America to intercept and deter drug trafficking efforts. The cutter...

Return to the 378’: Cutter Stratton engineers collaborate with Philippine navy

Return to the 378’: Cutter Stratton engineers collaborate with Philippine navy
The Philippine Navy ship BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS 17) and the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) steam in formation together during a photo exercise as part of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama Oct. 17, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn When Coast Guard Cmdr. Matthew Gans learned...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns to Alameda following 162-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns to Alameda following 162-day patrol
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Megan Sullivan hugs her husband Chief Warrant Officer Donald Sullivan following a 162-day deployment in the Western Pacific.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned Friday to their homeport of Alameda following a 162-day deployment to the...

Stratton in the Indo-Pacific – Traversing the new center of gravity

Stratton in the Indo-Pacific - Traversing the new center of gravity
Mike McCord, Scan Eagle site lead, and Technician Dwight Smith, both of Dallas, recover a Small Unmanned Aerial System or drone aboard USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752), in the Pacific, Oct. 31, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) Story and imagery by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir The lights are low. Green and blue pixels illuminate the faces of watchstanders in the Combat Information...

U.S., Republic of Kiribati conduct joint training at sea

U.S., Republic of Kiribati conduct joint training at sea
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton and the RKS Teanoai conduct a training exchange in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) PACIFIC OCEAN — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) and the Republic of Kiribati Ship Teanoai (301) conducted a passenger and training exchange in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 7. “The U.S. and...