14 Coast Guard members receive prestigious medals at Air Station Atlantic City

14 Coast Guard members receive prestigious medals at Air Station Atlantic City
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City pose for a photo after an award ceremony where 13 were awarded with Air Medals and one was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross, for their actions in Hurricane Harvey and Florence, as well as four search and rescue cases throughout 2018 and 2019, Oct. 9, 2019.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aux. David Lau. PHILADELPHIA – 14 members from Coast Guard...

Air Station Elizabeth City member receives Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award

Air Station Elizabeth City member receives Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Lee Forsblom,  gets pinned by his two children during his meritorious advancement from Petty Officer 1st Class at the Naval Sea Services Award Luncheon in Norfolk, Virginia, June 20, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Kearney) Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Katharine Lipe Hard work, technical expertise but also a thoughtful consideration...

Coast Guard Station Fort Macon recovers from Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard Station Fort Macon recovers from Hurricane Florence
Station Fort Macon’s sign, despite being torn down during Hurricane Florence, stands repaired Oct. 22nd, 2018, in Morehead City, North Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Driving along the North Carolina coast to Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, Oct. 22nd, the leftover destruction from Hurricane Florence...

ESF-10 Unified Command oversees removal of displaced vessel at Rachel Carson Reserve

ESF-10 Unified Command oversees removal of displaced vessel at Rachel Carson Reserve
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Seth Grayson, a marine science technician assigned to Marine Safety Unit Portland, Ore., and Paula Gillikin, a natural resources manager with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, document the transfer of a houseboat that was displaced onto land at the Rachel Carson Reserve, a dedicated nature preserve, back into shallow water for future removal, ...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after deterring migrants, responding to hurricanes

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after deterring migrants, responding to hurricanes
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, homeported in Wilmington, North Carolina, prepare to deliver supplies to people affected by Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cutter Diligence) Wilmington, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington on Friday, following a 60-day patrol in the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and...

Unified Command begins removing pollution from vessels in wake of Hurricane Florence

Unified Command begins removing  pollution from vessels in wake of Hurricane Florence
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Wiechert, a marine science technician assigned to Marine Safety Unit Houma, La., and Parks Moss, a sergeant with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, document the mitigation of the first land-side, environmental-threat pollution case for ESF-10 in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the U.S. Coast Guard,...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to homeport in VA after hurricane response

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to homeport in VA after hurricane response
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from the Cutter Dependable assists with Hurricane Florence response in North Carolina.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jezel Huston and Ensign Lauren Kowalski) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable (WMEC-626) returned to Little Creek, Virginia, after responding to Hurricane Florence and conducting a 42-day Mid-Atlantic fisheries patrol, Monday. During...

Coast Guard reaching out to boaters effected by Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard reaching out to boaters effected by Hurricane Florence
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard, with support of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, is reaching out to boat owners whose hurricane affected vessels are on private property to hear their recovery plans.  If they are unable to contact or reach the boat owner, the ESF-10 response teams will assess the situation and schedule the vessel for...

Unified Command activated to address pollution threat in wake of Hurricane Florence

Unified Command activated to address pollution threat  in wake of Hurricane Florence
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — State and Federal emergency responders organized an Emergency Support Function #10 (ESF #10) North Carolina Unified Command, Thursday, with the mission of overseeing the assessment, mitigation and removal of hazardous materials from North Carolina’s waterways in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The Unified Command consists of U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. JoAnne Hanson serving...