Coast Guard honors life, service of fallen shipmate – video

Coast Guard honors life, service of fallen shipmate - video
Coast Guard personnel, family and friends honored the life and service of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf during a ceremony held at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday. Obendorf died in a Seattle hospital Dec. 18 as a result of injuries he sustained during search and rescue operations near Amak Island, Alaska, Nov. 11, while serving aboard Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. Coast Guard...

Great Lakes Coast Guard units raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Cleveland – Joining their fellow chiefs across the country, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers across the 9th Coast Guard District wore their Service Dress Blue Uniform today to raise awareness that April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the Coast Guard. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt requested that all chiefs, senior chiefs and master chiefs...

Commandant of the Coast Guard testifies on budget to House subcommittee

Admiral Papp and MCPO-CG Leavitt before the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation WASHINGTON — The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt, testified today before the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation about the service’s fiscal year 2012 budget request. The...