Tag: acquisition

Crises highlight need to continue service recapitalization

CGC Bertholf

The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, homeported at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., arrives in San Francisco, as the Coast Guard’s first National Security Cutter. The new cutters will replace the aging 378-foot cutters as the Coast

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Second fast response cutter launched

Richard Etheridge

The U.S. Coast Guard’s second 154-foot fast response cutter, the Richard Etheridge, was launched at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., yesterday. This marks a significant milestone in the Coast Guard’s acquisition of the Sentinel-class patrol boats, which will replace the service’s legacy 110-foot patrol boats. You can see the launch play out in the photos

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NSC Stratton performs exceptionally at sea trials

Written by Capt. James Knight, commanding officer, Project Resident Office Gulf Coast National Security Cutter 3, Stratton, underway during acceptance trials. Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Tradition holds that a ship takes on some of the traits of her namesake and sponsor. The third National Security Cutter is named after Capt. Dorothy Stratton, the

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Congress “pleased” with progress of Coast Guard acquisitions

Yesterday, Rear Admiral Ronald Rabago, the Assistant Commandant for Acquisition, gave the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation an update on progress replacing the Coast Guard’s aging cutter fleet including the latest on the Fast Response Cutters and National Security Cutters. According to Navy Times reporter Susan Schept, members of the subcommittee including Chairman Elijah

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itCG – Innovation Expo, new cutter class, rescue swimmer training facility, inspiring students

Yesterday, the Coast Guard launched the 2009 Innovation Expo in Virginia Beach. The three-day conference is the ninth that the Coast Guard has held and brings together Guardian innovators and private sector representatives interested in helping the Coast Guard improve the way it performs its missions. Story here On the opening day of the Innvoation

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The Third National Security Cutter, Stratton

It was a big day yesterday for the third National Security Cutter (NSC), Stratton. The Coast Guard and industry partners not only laid the keel, marking the beginning of the ship’s construction, but also announced the cutter would be sponsored by the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. As the cutter’s sponsor, the

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