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()...

Former Coast Guardsman and Pro Football Hall of Famer Emlen Tunnell to be posthumously honored

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to posthumously honor a former Coast Guardsman and a Pro Football Hall of Famer with the Silver Life Saving Medal Wednesday, March 9. This event will be held in conjunction with a gymnasium dedication ceremony in his name. The Coast Guard Island gymnasium will bear the name of Emlen Tunnell due in part to his heroic actions in saving two people during...

Coast Guard responds to pollution from sunken vessel near Coast Guard Island

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard is responding to pollution from a sunken vessel near Coast Guard Island. At 8:30 a.m. this morning, the Coast Guard received notification that the 37-foot recreational vessel, Pacific Tide, had sunk off of Coast Guard Island. Coast Guard pollution investigators immediately responded and noted a sheen in the water around the vessel. Pollution responders from the California...

Coast Guard Island to hold Presidents Day 21-gun salute

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard members on Coast Guard Island will fire the national salute of 21 guns at noon on Monday, in honor of Presidents Day and would like to warn the surrounding communities of the loud noise produced by the blank rounds that will be fired.

Coast Guard commissions West Coast intelligence unit – with Video

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned a new unit at Coast Guard Island called the Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific (MIFC PAC) today. MIFC PAC was embedded in a staff element of PACAREA, known as PACAREA Intelligence Division. The commissioning of this independent unit will improve operational effectiveness and will create a consistent organizational structure within the...

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman Arrives Home for Holidays

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, based at Coast Guard Island here, is scheduled to arrive home just in time for the holidays, Tuesday, after a two-month patrol to Alaska.

Coast Guard District 11 holds Change of Command Ceremony

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard’s 11th District exchanged leadership today in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, Calif. The 11th District is responsible for Coast Guard operations within the states of California, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona. Rear Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumed command of the District, replacing Rear Adm. Craig E. Bone, who is retiring after...