Post written by Christopher Lagan. Members of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) 91104 approach a fishing vessel near Anzio during a maritime security operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released) Last
Semper Paratus is the guiding principle behind a joint exercise featuring Coast Guard, Navy and Canadian forces along the Washington Coast and in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The exercise is aimed at strengthening relationships and preparedness between U.S. and Canadian forces. Story here Yesterday, we reported that a 72-year-old man was still missing
The Coast Guard earned kudos from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano during a visit to the Vessel Traffic Center in New Orleans. Secretary Napolitano noted the Coast Guard’s diverse and often unpublicized port safety and security missions during a meeting with public and private sector stakeholders to discuss inter-agency coordination and port resurgence after Hurricane Katrina.
The Coast Guard honored Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, for developing and leading interagency efforts combating human smuggling and homeland security threats. Rear Admiral Steve Branham, Commander of the Coast Guard’s Seventh District, presented the Meritorious Service Award to Ms. Rodriguez-Velez during a ceremony yesterday. The Meritorious Public
Post written by Bob Hopkins For Cadet 1st Class Jacqueline “Jackie” Fitch, being chosen the Corps of Cadets Regimental Commander has more significance than just leading the Coast Guard Academy’s 970-plus-member corps and being the top student voice in administrative affairs, but also trailblazing a new path as the first black female to hold the
Post Written by Bob Hopkins Guardians from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevaced a 32-year-old man with symptoms of pneumonia from a 165-foot fishing vessel approximately 150 miles northwest of St. Paul. The man was delivered safely to St. Paul where he was later transported to Anchorage via life flight medical services. Click here to
Coast Guard and Navy resources will conduct a joint exercise in Cumberland Sound, Georgia, on Tuesday and Wednesday to test the Coast Guard’s ability to deter, detect and disrupt hostile acts directed at an escorted U.S. Naval vessel. To simulate a real response, Coast Guard vessels will use aggressive maneuvering tactics and fire blank ammunition