Wilmington welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Diligence

Wilmington welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Diligence
The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence transits through the Florida Straights near Key West, Florida, May 31, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. – Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew in Wilmington, North Carolina, June 21, 2016 following a 53-day patrol, which included 21 days at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, for tailored ship’s training...

Families welcome home Cutter Diligence from 59-day patrol

Families welcome home Cutter Diligence from 59-day patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony Bennett gets tight hugs from his children during the Cutter Diligence homecoming March 5, 2016 in Wilmington, North Carolina.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Mary Ann Holmes/Atlantic Area Ombudsman) WILMINGTON, N.C. – Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew in Wilmington Saturday following a 59-day patrol in the Florida Straits...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant to return to Mayport following 30-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant to return to Mayport following 30-day patrol
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The 80-member crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported at Naval Station Mayport, will return home Wednesday after completing a four-week deployment in support of Operation Blue Hammer. Operation Blue Hammer focuses on alien migrant interdiction operations in the Straits of Florida. The crew of the Valiant joined other surface and...