Admiral Allen, You Have A Problem

Is the Coast Guard knowingly shielding a a fugitive from justice? Why are senior Coast Guard officials preventing the transfer of an active duty member to civilian custody to serve a three year prison sentence? Why have senior Coast Guard officials basically stonewalled members of Congress who have asked the same questions? At 6:00 a.m. today, Coast Guard Report published a timeline of the events,...

Coast Guard News Available on Twitter

If you want to keep up with CoastGuardNews as it changes, we are happy to introduce the latest tool in our arsenal. In addition to our RSS feed and email updates, we have established a CoastGuardNews Twitter. If you aren’t familiar with Twitter, here’s how they describe it: Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange...

A New Way to Learn at the Reserve Boat College

By Petty Officer David R. Marin SEATTLE – Located in the remote fishing town of Ilwaco Wash., the Coast Guard’s National Motor Lifeboat School (NMLBS) and Station Cape Disappointment serve as two of the Coast Guard’s most challenging training grounds. Generally occupied by active duty personnel, from May 5-16, the station and NMLBS were predominantly populated by Coast Guard Reservists. Station...

The Night Shift

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher D. McLaughlin ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -The sky is set a blaze with warm colors of red and orange as the setting of the day’s sun falls closer to the horizon. Night is fast approaching and is welcomed by a blanket of thick, warm, vaporous fog. Laughter set off by undertones of a ping-pong ball slapping against a table is heard from the open window of the cafeteria...

Freedom Never Cries

This song by Vladimir John Ondrasik III (“Five for Fighting”) is a fitting tribute to our troops as we celebrate Memorial Day. . Our military troops who honorably serve our nation–and those who have died doing so–are among those to whom honor is due. As we celebrate this Memorial Day, let us never forget that freedom is not free. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

A Long Day for One Atlantic City Aircrew

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher D. McLaughlin ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -As the duty aircrews of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City went to bed, Sunday, May 11, a powerful storm known by locals as a “nor’easter” was brewing offshore. At 3a.m., the crews were awakened by a distress call from a 27-foot sailboat with two people aboard, signaling the start of a very busy day for the...

Coast Guard Foundation Awards

On May 2, 2008 the Coast Guard Foundation held its annual awards dinner. There were 3 primary awards given out, the Admiral John B. Hayes award for Unit Excellence, the Admiral James S. Gracey Award for Professional Excellence and the Admiral Chester R. Bender Awards for Heroic Excellence. Chief Petty Officer Leigh W. Johannsen, a Boatswain’s Mate, of New Richland, Minn., received the 2007 Coast...

Coast Guard Auxiliarist making the meals

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Auxiliary, an all-volunteer organization, provides aid for the Coast Guard in a myriad of ways such as conducting boating safety courses, helping out at Coast Guard boat stations, monitoring radios, and more, has found yet another unique way to take some weight off of the shoulders of Coast Guardsmen in the fleet. The Coast Guard Auxiliary, an all-volunteer organization,...

Coast Guard National Security Cutter Completes Acceptance Trials

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard’s first National Security Cutter, Bertholf, completed five days of acceptance trials in Pascagoula, Miss., April 11, 2008. Acceptance trials culminate many months of preliminary tests and evaluations before a new ship can be delivered to the government by its contractors. The U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) said, “(Bertholf)...