Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew

Coast Guard seeks information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public to help locate the person or persons who pointed a red laser light at a Coast Guard helicopter Friday at 10:23 p.m. as the crew was flying a mission northwest of Bremerton. The Port Angeles flight crew aboard the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter safely returned home after being indirectly illuminated for about one second and were...

Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor holds change-of-command ceremony

Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor holds change-of-command ceremony
SEATTLE — Cmdr. Michael L. Schoonover relieved Cmdr. Thomas P. Sullivan as commanding officer of Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor, during a change-of-command ceremony held at Naval Base Kitsap in Silverdale, Friday. Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich, commander of the 13th Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. Schoonover previously served as the chief of response at Coast...

Coast Guard, Marine Corps, community recognizes the 70th anniversary of the death of Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient

Coast Guard, Marine Corps, community recognizes the 70th anniversary of the death of Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient
SEATTLE — More than 150 U.S. Coast Guardsmen, U.S. Marines, U.S. Coast Guard retirees, family members and City of Cle Elum, Wash. residents, recognize the 70th anniversary of the death of Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro – the Coast Guard’s lone Medal of Honor recipient, during a memorial ceremony, Thursday, at Laurel Hill Memorial Park in Cle Elum, Wash. Capt. Marc Lebeau, Commanding...

Coast Guard medevacs sailor off USS Ronald Reagan

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medevaced a 22-year-old sailor off the USS Ronald Reagan near Port Townsend, Wash., Tuesday. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., launched an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew at 7:30 a.m., arriving on scene at approximately 8:10 a.m. The sailor was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, arriving at 8:39 a.m., and reported to be in stable condition. googletag.cmd.push(function()...