New Coast Guard Cutter To Be Named After MCPO-CG Charles L. Calhoun

New Coast Guard Cutter To Be Named After MCPO-CG Charles L. Calhoun
Washington, DC – The Coast Guard has announced that the 10th Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) will be named for the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Master Chief Charles Luther Calhoun. Master Chief Calhoun volunteered for service with the U.S. Navy in 1943. Aboard the escort carrier USS LUNGA POINT, he experienced firsthand the toughest battles fought in the Pacific...

Coast Guard members presented DHS Life Saving Award

Coast Guard members presented DHS Life Saving Award
Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden, the master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard, presents Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Dunn and Petty Officer 3rd Class Molly McGill with the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Medical Officer Life Saving Award at Training Center Cape May, Jan. 28, 2019. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Mariana O’Leary. CAPE MAY,...

Coast Guard holds hurricane preparedness seminar in Opa-Locka

Coast Guard holds hurricane preparedness seminar in Opa-Locka
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden speaks to Coast Guard members and their dependents about hurricane preparedness at Coast Guard Air Station Miami, July 10, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. When some people think of the Coast Guard, the first thing that may come to mind is response. After all, one of the biggest things the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard hosts Leadership and Diversity Symposium

Coast Guard hosts Leadership and Diversity Symposium
MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan hosted its fourth annual Leadership and Diversity Symposium at the Milwaukee War Memorial, Thursday. More than 180 Coast Guard members stationed throughout the Great Lakes region and beyond attended the symposium. The purpose of the event was to bring together leaders from all levels of the service to discuss leadership, mentorship and resources available...

Coast Guard announces selection of 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Coast Guard announces selection of 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
Command Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday the selection of Command Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard is the service’s most senior enlisted member and advises the commandant on matters related to the enlisted workforce. Command Master...

Coast Guard mourns the death of Master Chief Phillip F. Smith, second Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Coast Guard mourns the death of Master Chief Phillip F. Smith, second Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
MCPO Phillip F. Smith, the 2nd Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. USCG file photo. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is mourning the recent loss of its second Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Phillip F. Smith, who died June 22, 2017. Smith took the post of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard August 1, 1973. As the second enlisted man to serve as the enlisted advisor...

Coast Guard Children Receive Generous Donation

Coast Guard Children Receive Generous Donation
Janet Cantrell, wife of the master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard, receives a book that was written and illustrated by the children and staff of the CDC to show appreciation for the more than 2,500 books she donated as part of her book drive. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. — The children at the Child Development Center located onboard the Coast...

Video – Coast Guard Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Holiday Greetings

Video - Coast Guard Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Holiday Greetings
Fran and I extend a heartfelt seasons greetings to our Coast Guard family around the world. We are especially grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of those Coast Guard men and women – and all members of the Armed Forces – who stand the watch. We were honored to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with our men and women stationed at Patrol Forces Southwest Asia and saw firsthand those who place...

Burlington, NC man promoted to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer 34 years after retirement

Burlington, NC man promoted to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer 34 years after retirement
BURLINGTON, NC — A Burlington native was promoted Tuesday to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony in Burlington 34 years following his retirement from the service. Clemon H. Terrell enlisted in 1950 as a steward, the only job available to African-Americans at the time in the Coast Guard, which provided limited promotion opportunities. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast...