Coast Guard Cutter Stratton participates in Talisman Sabre 2019

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton participates in Talisman Sabre 2019
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton proceeds to their assigned location in formation with other military vessels participating in Talisman Sabre 2019 in the Coral Sea July 11, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasmine Mieszala) U.S. Coast Guard story and photos by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasmine Mieszala The U.S. Coast Guard participated in Talisman Sabre 2019 in July,...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton visits Sydney, Australia

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton visits Sydney, Australia
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) moored in Sydney Harbor July 5, kicking off the ship’s second international port call on its Western Pacific patrol. SYDNEY, Australia — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) moored July 5 in Sydney Harbor, kicking off the ship’s second international port call on its Western Pacific patrol. Operating under the tactical control of...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton visits Fiji

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton visits Fiji
Josaia Maiwai (right), a Fijian fisheries officer, shakes hands with Capt. Bob Little, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, June 20, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasmine Mieszala LAUTOKA, Fiji — Crew members aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) moored last week in Lautoka, marking the cutter’s first international port call of their Western...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Western Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Western Pacific patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton passes south of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Island as the cutter and crew depart for a months-long deployment to the Western Pacific in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, June 12, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton set sail Wednesday for a months-long deployment to...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to depart for Western Pacific deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to depart for Western Pacific deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Raitt ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton are scheduled to depart Wednesday from their homeport in Alameda for a months-long deployment to the Western Pacific in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, which oversees military operations in the region. The Stratton will be the second Coast Guard...

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...