Coast Guard Cutter Stratton holds at-sea change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton holds at-sea change-of-command ceremony
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Craig J. Wieschhorster (left) salutes Capt. Bob Little during an at-sea change-of-command ceremony May 9, 2019, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego.  PACIFIC OCEAN – The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton held a change-of-command ceremony May 9 while underway off the coast of San Diego. Capt. Bob Little relieved Capt. Craig J. Wieschhorster as commanding officer during...

Coast Guard offloads 18.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 18.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
A pallet of interdicted cocaine being offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) by crane Nov. 15, 2018 in Port Everglades, Florida.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) offloaded approximately 18.5 tons of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades. Worth an estimated $500 million wholesale the drugs were...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 104-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 104-day patrol
Friends and family reunite with servicemembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton after the cutter retuned to its homeport in Alameda, California, October 4, 2018, following a 104-day patrol.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned home Thursday to Coast Guard Island following a 104-day, 23,500 nautical-mile...

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton poses with more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Oct. 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 11 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from late August to mid-September Wednesday in San Diego. The drugs were seized during...

Coast Guard medevacs man 40 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man 40 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, hoists a 59-year-old man from the fishing vessel Golden Alaska .  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, medevaced a 59-year-old man Thursday from the fishing vessel Golden Alaska approximately 40 miles northwest...

Coast Guard medevacs man 65 miles from Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man 65 miles from Cold Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard  MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 42-year-old man from the motor vessel Elpida GR approximately 65 miles southeast of Cold Bay, Wednesday. The Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, hoisted the man and safely transported him to an awaiting commercial...

Coast Guard offloads $721 million worth of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads $721 million worth of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team members guard 47,000 pounds of seized cocaine on the flight deck of the cutter in San Diego, Jan. 25, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte’ Marrow) SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard offloaded more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $721 million from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, in San Diego, Thursday, which was seized...

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week
Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner and Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite guide their bomb-detection dogs for Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105, as they conduct pier sweeps during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 5, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has ramped up safety and security patrols for this year’s...

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to Coast Guard Island following a deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean for a 75-day counterdrug patrol, Saturday. Stratton’s crew...