Cutter William Tate crew to host Battle of the Bulge veterans

PHILADELPHIA – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate, homeported at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, is scheduled to host a cruise and barbecue event beginning Monday at 10 a.m. for more than 55 World War II veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.

Coast Guard crew medevacs 1 near Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard medevaced a 19-year-old woman from aboard the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate near Philadelphia Monday.

Coast Guard Cutter William Tate welcomes new commanding officer

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard Cutter William Tate’s crew held a change of command ceremony at the Coast Guard Yard Friday. During the ceremony, Lt. Peggy Britton relieved Lt. Megan Cull as the commanding officer of the William Tate, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homported in Philadelphia, Pa. “Although my time with Lt. Cull has been brief, it’s been a pleasure serving as her executive...

Buoy tending, dirtiest job in the Coast Guard

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen) The day began around 6 a.m. The sun hadn’t yet begun to rise and the sky had a purple tint forming just above the horizon. Bags in hand, the sleepy-eyed crew make their way on to what will be their home for the next five days. It is not a secret what they do on their 175-foot home made of steel. Two buoys larger than the size of two small cars rest...

Maintaining America’s waterways, all in a day’s work

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher D. McLaughlin, D5 Public Affairs It’s early morning and the air is hot and steamy as the sun burns brightly, high in the cloudless sky. The 24 crewmen aboard the 175-foot Coast Guard buoy tender know today’s going to be a hot one on the river. An array of sunscreen products lay together on a nook outside the buoy deck near a cooler of ice and cold...