A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew hoists a man and his dog to safety after his 42-foot fishing vessel is disabled due to rough weather conditions 50 miles west of Clearwater, FL. Click the image for video of the rescue. Guardians from Air Station Clearwater hoisted a man and his
The Coast Guard takes delivery of CGC Waesche, the second National Security Cutter, during a special “In-Commission” ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas M. Blue) Click the image to read more. The Coast Guard took delivery of its second National Security Cutter, CGC Waesche, on Friday. The National Security Cutter
A mother polar bear and her two cubs are spotted from the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea. The Polar Sea is transporting scientists to the far north in support of several research studies, including polar bear research. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns) Click the image to read
As the Coast Guard continues to move towards a more modernized service, the Atlantic (LANT) and Pacific (PAC) Area Commands have reorganized into a numbered staff construct to improve execution of operational processes and provide better cognizance of all Coast Guard missions. This step is one of the final steps in preparing for congressional authorization
As the Coast Guard continues to modernize its organization, the financial community is working hard to ensure accounting lines are set up for 2010. As the beginning of the new fiscal year approaches on October 1, financial managers are preparing for next year’s budget and aligning it with the proposed new organizational structure. To read
I’m not talking so much about the future of the Coast Guard, as in modernization and Deepwater, but more about the future men and women of the organization. Several Guardians have shown up in official blogs and in online journals talking about their Coast Guard experiences and perceptions. They range from recruits currently in bootcamp
Over at the Coast Guard iFORCECOM blog, a video was posted that discusses Coast Guard Modernization initiatives including realigning the organizational structure to better serve the American public. It is a good refresher on what the Coast Guard is actively doing to be able to meet maritime demands and threats. Click here to watch the
The Coast Guard’s first National Security Cutter, Bertholf (WMSL 750), conducted a structural test fire of its missile decoy launching system in the Southern California Operations Area of the Pacific Missile Range Facility. Read about it!
The MKShop website has an old advertisement for an engine that will look very familiar to anyone who has ever been on a 378-foot High Endurance Cutter. Check it out!
The MK Shop has a set of pictures up that are very fitting with yesterdays feature piece about our fleet. Side by side pictures of the engine rooms of a 378, then and now. Take a look here.