Funeral services held for first African-American woman to serve in U.S. Coast Guard

Funeral services held for first African-American woman to serve in U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard members participate in funeral services for Dr. Olivia Hooker in White Plains, New York, Dec. 5, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK — Funeral services were held for the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S Coast Guard Wednesday, at White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, N.Y. Dr. Olivia Juliette Hooker was born on...

Coast Guard honors Centenarian, first African American woman to enlist in Coast Guard

Coast Guard honors Centenarian, first African American woman to enlist in Coast Guard
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft with Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, who had a building dedicated to her at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, March 12, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi) NEW YORK — A ceremony was held at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, Thursday, to officially rename the Sector New York Galley in honor...

Coast Guard to honor Dr. Olivia Hooker in historic building renaming ceremony

Coast Guard to honor Dr. Olivia Hooker in historic building renaming ceremony
Dr. Olivia Hooker addresses an audience at a Women’s History Month celebration in Manhattan’s Federal Hall on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie NEW YORK – Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft is scheduled to preside over a ceremony to officially rename the Coast Guard Sector New York Galley in honor Dr. Olivia Hooker,...