Coast Guard Cutters Move to New Home in Sandy Hook, NJ

Coast Guard Cutters Move to New Home in Sandy Hook, NJ
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak file photo NEW YORK – Two Coast Guard cutters have moved homeports to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on August 16, 2017. The cutters have spent the past several years homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey after the piers in Sandy Hook became unusable following Hurricane Sandy. Coast...

Coast Guard announces Barnegat Inlet North Jetty repair project, safety zone

Coast Guard announces Barnegat Inlet North Jetty repair project, safety zone
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard is giving notice that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has contracted with Agate Construction to repair the Barnegat Inlet North Jetty beginning on or about April 14 and possibly continuing through November. Operations will occur during daylight hours and at night. A crane barge and a rock barge will be spudded down for stabilization at the north jetty with...

Coast Guard bids farewell to cutter with historic ties

Coast Guard bids farewell to cutter with historic ties
Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Gail DaleSmall NEW JERSEY – Just as military service members are celebrated and honored for their faithful service to the country when they retire so too are the assets they serve upon when they are decommissioned. After more than 22 years of service the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bainbridge Island, a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Bayonne, N.J., was honored...

Coast Guard divers locate, mark downed Long Island Sound light structures

Coast Guard divers locate, mark downed Long Island Sound light structures
NEW YORK – At nearly the eight month anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, the recovery process has been long for military members and civilians alike, but the U.S. Coast Guard continues to make profound progress in and around the East Coast waterways. Through significant team efforts, important landmarks are being recovered and waterways are being cleared of debris that remain from the...

California Maritime Academy receives Above and Beyond Award

California Maritime Academy receives Above and Beyond Award
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The California Maritime Academy received the Above and Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve state committee today at the Academy in Vallejo. The award recognizes employers at a local level who provide support and cooperation with their employees who serve the nation. A Coast Guard reservist, Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Meserve-Nibley, a marine science...

Coast Guard recognizes FDNY for outstanding public service

Coast Guard recognizes FDNY for outstanding public service
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard honored FDNY Marine 9 with the Meritorious Public Service Award in a ceremony at Staten Island, N.Y., Wednesday. Capt. Gordon Loebl, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, presented Capt. Chris Kelleher, of FDNY, with the award for recognition to his crew for their exceptional service and assistance rendered to the Coast Guard in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Coast...

Coast Guard aircrew flies tower to Barnegat Light jetty

Coast Guard aircrew flies tower to Barnegat Light jetty
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew placed a navigational aid on a jetty Wednesday near the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in Barnegat Light, N.J., to replace an aid that was knocked down during Hurricane Sandy. The tower was built and shipped to Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., where it was flown to the jetty via an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and aircrew from Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard Station New York grows ‘Mos’ to raise awareness and help community

Coast Guard Station New York grows 'Mos' to raise awareness and help community
  New York – Every day you could see the change, on some more than others. Some were dark, some were light, some grew bushy and full, while others struggled to grow at all and some simply donated to the cause. But for each of the participants, it meant a way to come together and help their community, which was severely impacted from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. For 30 days, 12 members...

New York Coast Guard helps feed community impacted from Hurricane Sandy

New York Coast Guard helps feed community impacted from Hurricane Sandy
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station New York crewmembers help to deliver hot meals to residents impacted from Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y., today. Station New York boat crews and Good Morning America coordinated efforts with the Food Bank of New York to deliver the hot meals by boat to Red Hook, an area in Brooklyn severely impacted from the storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy on October...