Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal to be commissioned Wednesday

Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal to be commissioned Wednesday
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal file photo. WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to commission its newest cutter, the Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal, during a ceremony at Alexandria City Pier, Wednesday. The cutter is named after Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, who was mortally wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bruckenthal thwarted a multi-vessel...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 departs for 9-month deployment

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 departs for 9-month deployment
Coast Guard members from Port Security Unit 305 based in Fort Eustis, Virginia, wait in line to be weighed the airport in Norfolk, Virginia, before departing on a 9-month deployment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake/Released) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake NORFOLK, Va. – Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 departed Norfolk, Virginia, last week for a...

Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck holds Memorial Service for Fallen Servicemember

Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck holds Memorial Service for Fallen Servicemember
Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck crewmembers, family and friends of Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. “Nate” Bruckenthal observe morning colors during a memorial ceremony held at Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck, N.Y., April 24, 2015.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sabrina Laberdesque) EATONS NECK, N.Y. – Coast Guard crewmembers held a memorial service for Petty Officer...

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...

Jacksonville Coast Guardsman, 9/11 first responder retires after 30-year military career

NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. – A Coast Guardsman most recently assigned to Afloat Training Group at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., ended his 30-year Coast Guard career surrounded by 100 friends, family members and peers during his retirement ceremony at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday morning. Michael James Jones, 47, enlisted in the Coast Guard May 11, 1983, with his mother’s...

Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck holds memorial for fallen servicemember

Coast Guard Station Eaton's Neck holds memorial for fallen servicemember
NORTHPORT, N.Y. – The Coast Guard held a memorial service for Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal at Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck, N.Y., Friday. Bruckenthal, a Stony Brook, N.Y., native, was killed in action while serving Operation Iraqi Freedom April 24, 2004. He was 24-years-old. Family, friends and military members gather each year at Eaton’s Neck to remember him and honor...

Coast Guard honors servicemember’s sacrifice

Coast Guard honors servicemember's sacrifice
CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard dedicated staff barracks at its only enlisted basic training facility to a Coast Guardsman killed in action during a ceremony Tuesday at 11 a.m. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, who graduated basic training here in 1999, was killed by suicide bombers during Operation Iraqi Freedom defending oil platforms off the Iraqi coast April 24, 2004. Officials at...

Shipmates, family honor deceased Coast Guardsman’s ‘legacy’

Shipmates, family honor deceased Coast Guardsman’s ‘legacy’
Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. (Nate) Bruckenthal July 17, 1979 – April 24, 2004 CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard will dedicate staff barracks at its only enlisted basic training facility to a Coast Guardsman killed in action during a ceremony Tuesday at 11 a.m. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, who graduated basic training here in 1999, was killed by suicide bombers during Operation...

Coast Guard to host 4th annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run

Coast Guard to host 4th annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run
PO Nathan B. (Nate) Bruckenthal July 17, 1979 - April 24, 2004 BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard in the Baltimore area is scheduled to host the 4th annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Saturday. The run is dedicated to Nathan Bruckenthal, a Coast Guardsman who died in Iraq April 24, 2004, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. All proceeds will go to support the Nate Bruckenthal...