Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct K-9 training

Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct K-9 training
ALAMEDA, Calif — Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted K-9 training aboard Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Wednesday. Multiple training scenarios were set up to test the dogs’ ability to detect explosives-making materials. Coast Guard personnel utilize explosives-detecting K-9s to help ensure the safety of the American public by scanning passengers that utilize ferries, cruise ships...

Coast Guard honors life, service of fallen shipmate – video

Coast Guard honors life, service of fallen shipmate - video
Coast Guard personnel, family and friends honored the life and service of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf during a ceremony held at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday. Obendorf died in a Seattle hospital Dec. 18 as a result of injuries he sustained during search and rescue operations near Amak Island, Alaska, Nov. 11, while serving aboard Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf to hold Change of Command Ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf to hold Change of Command Ceremony
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Change of Command Ceremony is scheduled aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf at Coast Guard Island, Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. During the ceremony Capt. Mark A. Frankford will assume the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Bertholf from Capt. Thomas E. Crabbs. Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commander, Pacific Area will preside over the ceremony. Capt....

Coast Guard members give back to community with park cleanup

Coast Guard members give back to community with park cleanup
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A group of ten Coast Guard personnel and their family members gathered in Union Point Park in Oakland on Monday to assist with a park cleanup.  The park, adjacent to Coast Guard Island, is the result of a collective effort of a broad range of community groups, agencies and individuals including the Unity Council, the Trust for Public Land, the Coastal Conservancy, the City...

Coast Guard recognizes Pearl Harbor survivors during December 7 ceremony

Coast Guard recognizes Pearl Harbor survivors during December 7 ceremony
Alameda – The Coast Guard recognized three survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor today in a ceremony at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA. Among those recognized was Senior Chief Petty Officer John Rauschkob, U.S. Navy, retired who was a Petty Officer 3rd Class at the time of the attack. Senior Cief Rauschkolb served 38 years in the Navy as a Signalman. Senior Chief Petty Officer John...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche to return home to Alameda after 161 day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche to return home to Alameda after 161 day patrol
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is scheduled to return to its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Saturday following a 161-day, 38,000 nautical-mile deployment in the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia, including visits to eight countries. Since departing March 24th, Waesche completed a patrol in the 14th Coast Guard District in Hawaii, conducted operations...

Lt. Dan Band rocks Coast Guard Island, Gary Sinise tours national security cutter

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band played for a packed house of military members, veterans and their families in Coast Guard Island in Alameda Friday following a tour on the National Security Cutter Waesche. Sinise played lead guitar and sang out the vocals of classic and contemporary hits to a crowd of more tha 600 revelers who filled the Emlen Tunnell Gymnasium. “We’re...

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band to play at Coast Guard Island

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Lt. Dan Band concert headlined by actor Gary Sinise is scheduled for 7:00 PM Friday, March 2 at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. In conjunction with the United Services Organization (USO), the free concert is dedicated to military members, veterans and their families. Since 2004, the band has performed for more than 230,000 military members stationed in the United States and overseas....

9/11 remembered at Coast Guard Island

ALAMEDA, Calif. — In a ceremony today marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Coast Guard men and women stationed in the Bay Area honored the sacrifices of those who were lost and paid tribute to those who rose in service in response to the tragedy. This event is also one of many across the nation to recognize the Sept. 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. googletag.cmd.push(function()...