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Former Coast Guard Cutter Sherman transferred to Sri Lankan Navy

After more than 50 years of service to the United States, the U.S. Coast Guard transferred the recently decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Sherman to the Sri Lankan Navy. The transfer of the Sherman to Sri Lanka supports the Coast Guard’s efforts to strengthen the United States’ relationship with partner nations in the western Pacific, enhancing their maritime capabilities and governance, and supporting stability and the security of global maritime commons.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Seaman Kristine Kearny

The Coast Guard is run by a set of core values: Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty. Every Coast Guard member strives to live by those values every day. Honor is being true to yourself. Respect, being true to your shipmates. Devotion to duty, being true to the Service. Seaman Kristine Kearny doesn’t strive to meet these values; she lives by them in everything she does on and off duty, every day.

In the zone: ‘Another life saved’

Suspicions were raised when a fisherman in a panga in the Eastern Pacific Ocean approached Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. After having interdicted several illicit drug runners during the patrol, the mission altered when it was a revealed a fisherman was in need of medical services.

In the zone: ‘Three interdictions in one day!’

On a patrol that took the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman away from their families during the holiday season, the mission has never been so critical. Lives hang in the balance as they work to keep drugs from reaching the U.S. streets and ravaging Central America. In one day, the crew interdicted three drug runs seizing more than 6,613 pounds of cocaine with a wholesale price of $99 million.

Coast Guard Heroes: Donald H. Horsley

Master Chief

Master Chief Petty Officer Donald H. Horsley served the Coast Guard though 44 years of continuous service from age 17 to 62, enlisting Aug. 4, 1942. He served on active duty for 44 years, four months and 27 days. His career spanned three wars and saw service aboard 34 vessels.

Global partnerships tackle drug trafficking

Lt. j.g. Peter Deneen and his team practice searching for contraband during a training session at the International Maritime Interdiction Course. Photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Peter Deneen In a span of 12 hours this spring, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman stopped two drug-trafficking attempts while patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The

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CGC Sherman stops drug “sub”

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - Four crew members exit a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel prior to its sinking Sunday, April 3, 2011. The SPSS was carrying an estimated 5.8 metric tons of cocaine and crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, homeported in Alameda, Calif., interdicted it and took all four of its crew members into custody. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Four crew members exit a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel prior to its sinking. The suspected smugglers were taken into custody by the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. U.S. Coast Guard photo. For decades, the Coast Guard has been America’s first line of defense against drug trafficking on the high seas. Earlier this month, the crew

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People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 5

2010 Photo Contest

We are entering week five of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Every Monday, we are unveiling another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. Below is the next set of photos… To vote, just click on the picture(s) below

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