Coast Guard welcomes newly-commissioned National Security Cutter to Alameda homeport

Coast Guard welcomes newly-commissioned National Security Cutter to Alameda homeport
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns to homeport in Alameda, Calif., April 6, 2017 after being commissioned in Seattle April 1. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755), the military service’s newly-commissioned National Security Cutter, and crew arrived at its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda...

Coast Guard Island holds Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

Coast Guard Island holds Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard held a remembrance ceremony Wednesday at Coast Guard Island to mark the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Rear Adm. Todd Sokalzuk, Eleventh Coast Guard District commander, spoke at the ceremony prior to the laying of a wreath, the playing of Taps, and a 21-gun salute in honor of those lost during the attack. The ceremony also included musical numbers...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns after 97-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns after 97-day deployment
Family and friends wait patiently for the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche to arrive at the pier on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Nov. 20, 2016.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif. Sunday at 10 a.m., following a 97-day, 15,000 nautical-mile patrol off...

Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., April 22, 2014. “This is not a transition, this is a continuity of leadership,” said Zukunft. “Just as the ceremony we observe today is a continuity of leadership,...

Coast Guard Pacific Area to receive new commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area to receive new commander
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Rear Adm. Charles W. Ray will relieve Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Zukunft has served as the Pacific Area Commander since April 2012, and is leaving to assume the duties as the Coast Guard Commandant in Washington,...

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...