Coast Guard Station Ponce Inlet rescues man after sail boat sinks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard responded to a mayday call from Anthony Nogradi, 43, of Holley Hill and rescued him following the sinking of his 23-foot sail boat in Ponce de Leon Inlet, Fla., Monday.

Coast Guard rescues two people from sinking fishing boat off Mayport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen from the 78-foot fishing vessel King Fish, Thursday at approximately 12:15 p.m. shortly before the vessel ran aground in Mayport.

Guardians of the First Coast Make History

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Hulme Fifteen Guardians from Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., and Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., etched their name in the history books for being the first all Coast Guard softball team to participate in the World Military Softball Tournament.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville to host Change of Command Ceremony

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville will host a change of command ceremony at the Jax Port Cruise Ship Terminal Friday at 10:30 a.m.

“What a Ride” an Interview with a Command Master Chief

By Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson, Public Affairs Detachment Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Summer can be a chaotic time in the Coast Guard. Search and rescue cases elevate in frequency, and transfer season is in full bloom as the shift of power and responsibility from seasoned experience to raw potential changes hands. At Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., one man rounding...

Coast Guard responds to sinking boat off Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE. Fla – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan responded to a distress call from a sinking vessel with two people onboard three-miles off the coast of Jacksonville Friday.

Coast Guard presents Meritorious Public Services award to member of Port Authority

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Coast Guard presented a Meritorious Public Service Award Wednesday to J.R. Klaman, Port Canaveral’s Port Authority director of public safety.

Sector Jacksonville Guardians donate blood; save lives

by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson Guardians assigned to Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., willingly took time out of their busy schedules to donate blood to the Blood Alliance, a local non-profit community blood bank Wednesday.

Jacksonville Guardian awarded prestigious Department of Defense honor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard Lt. Andrea Parker, 30, chief of enforcement for Sector Jacksonville, was awarded the 2009 Department of Defense African-American History Month Recognition Award.