Tag: coast guard cutter mohawk

The Coast Guard’s Missing Link

Currently, the 1960s-era 210-foot and the 1980s-era 270-foot medium endurance cutters are the link between the Coast Guard’s national security cutters and fast response cutters. However, this link is under untenable strain, characterized by decreasing readiness and skyrocketing maintenance costs.

Western Hemisphere Strategy in action: Helping Haiti rebuild 5 years later

Five years later, Haiti still has many challenges, but the U.S. Coast Guard continues to help the country move forward. The recently signed Western Hemisphere Strategy has once again put Haiti in the forefront and made the country a top priority.

Recipe for success: FS2 James Mitchell

Petty Officer 2nd Class James Mitchell first chose to be a food service specialist while at a recruiter’s office. At the time, he had an application in to attend a culinary school in Chicago, but was drawn to the opportunity of serving his country, traveling the world and learning the culinary trade.

In remembrance: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg

Crew aboard Mohawk

It was noon formation aboard Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk. The crew stood at attention as the ship’s bell rang eight times, signifying the end of watch and the passing of a sailor. On that day, as the crew mustered, they were honoring the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg. Lautenberg’s connection with the ship and its crew started in 1989 when his wife, Bonnie, and several members of his family christened the newly commissioned medium-endurance Cutter Mohawk in Rhode Island.

2011 Video of the Year: Day 9

Top 10 Videos 2011

Thirteen miles northeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, a pilot makes a crash landing into the ocean and a Coast Guard aircrew is there to rescue him. More than 4,000 miles away, a Coast Guard boatcrew interdicts a cocaine-laden drug sub in the Caribbean Sea seconds before it sinks.  These real-life operations, like many performed

Continue reading

Third time’s a charm: 7 tons of cocaine seized

Cocaine offload

Rear Adm. Bill Baumgartner, commander of the 7th Coast Guard District, congratulates the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Cypress during the contraband offload. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael De Nyse. While some claim 13 is an unlucky number, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk would disagree. In just 13

Continue reading

Second Caribbean drug sub bust

A Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk boarding team member carries a bale of cocaine interdicted from a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Earlier this summer, Compass featured a story on Coast Guard Cutter Seneca seizing close to $180 million dollars worth of cocaine in the first Coast Guard self-propelled semi-submersible

Continue reading

People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 4

2010 Photo Contest

We are half way through our list of 40 nominations for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award. Below is the next set of photos taking you behind the scenes and into the daily lives of your Coast Guard men and women… To vote, just click on the picture(s) below that you like

Continue reading

Mission to Africa – Heading Home

Setting the trackline home

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. Cmdr. Robert Hendrickson, commanding officer of CGC Mohawk, shows BM2 Julio Castro and Ensign Nathaniel Baladad, the 1st Lieutenant aboard the Mohawk, a course to take the Mohawk back to its homeport. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Victoria Bonk. This week, CGC Mohawk is steaming

Continue reading

Mission to Africa – Senegal

African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk DAKAR, Senegal- ME3 Shawn Cooper demonstrates handcuffing techniques to members of a Senegalese Navy law enforcement detachment, Sept. 1, 2010. These operations were part of the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership program. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. This week CGC

Continue reading