Coast Guard Group North Bend, Ore. renamed Sector North Bend, Ore.

SEATTLE — Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, located out of North Bend, Ore., was officially renamed Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Friday, to match the Coast Guard standards of mission support and execution. “The men and women of Sector North Bend will continue to provide the same outstanding level of service that has been put forth since the unit was opened in 1974,” said Capt. Mark...

Coast Guard Auxiliarist retires after 31 years of service

Coast Guard Auxiliarist retires after 31 years of service
NORTH BEND, Ore. – Coast Guard Auxiliarist Leroy Homedew has retired after 31 years of service. Homedew’s retirement ceremony took place at Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, Thursday morning. His official retirement date is December 31st 2012. “Mr. Homedew’s selfless service to his country and community has been invaluable,” said Capt. Mark Reynolds. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard hoists 2 inland drift boaters to safety

Coast Guard hoists 2 inland drift boaters to safety
NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two people after their drift boat became swamped in the McKenzie River near Vida, Ore., approximately 80 miles northeast of Coos Bay, Ore., Friday. The Coast Guard received a report from the Lane County, Ore., Sheriff’s Department Friday afternoon, stating that two people were stranded in a swamped 16-foot drift boat in the McKenzie River, near Ben and...

Group / Air Station North Bend names building for retired Coast Guard legend Thomas McAdams

Group / Air Station North Bend names building for retired Coast Guard legend Thomas McAdams
NORTH BEND, Ore. — Coast Guard Group / Air Station North Bend formally dedicated a building to Master Chief retired Thomas D. McAdams during a dedication ceremony at the air station, Thursday. Many family members of McAdams, as well as Coast Guard senior leadership officials, including Vice Adm. John P. Currier, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, attended the ceremony to honor McAdams. McAdams’...

Coast Guard rescues three from Coquille River near Powers, Oregon

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued three people who were stranded on an island in the Coquille River near Powers, Ore., Wednesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore., was in the area and diverted to the island after receiving the report at approximately 10 a.m. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 10:30 a.m. and hoisted the three people...

Coast Guard rescues four people at Yaquina Bay, Ore.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued four people stranded on a grounded commercial vessel near Newport, Ore., Saturday. Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore., received notification at approximately 5 p.m. that a vessel was stranded on the south jetty at Yaquina Bay, Ore., with four people on board. Two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay deployed to assist, but...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen near Gold Beach, Ore.

NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended a search for two fishermen near Gold Beach, Ore., Saturday. Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend received a report of a capsized 21-foot fishing vessel near the north jetty at Gold Beach from the Curry County Sheriff’s Department at 5:10 p.m. Friday. An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from North Bend and a 25-foot response boat crew along with...

Coast Guard assists vessel near Brookings, Ore.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing vessel that began taking on water 17-miles from Brookings, Ore., Sunday. The 38-foot fishing vessel Njord had taken on approximately two feet of water when a distress call was received by the Coast Guard at 11:42 a.m. A 47-foot motor lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Chetco River, Ore., and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Group/Air...

Coast Guard commisions energy efficient engineering facility

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard commissioned a new facility at Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore., on Wednesday, which will house components of aviation and facilities engineering. The 20,500 sq. feet., $7.5 million building was designed to be environmentally efficient, which demonstrates the “Coast Guard’s dedication to sustainability,” said J. R. Lunsford of JKT Development. The building contract...