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.
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Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, Coast Guard Pacific Area deputy commander, visited reservists assigned to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. While there, DeQuattro recognized two reservists by presenting them the Navy Expeditionary Warfare Specialist pins.
“I knew a helicopter could take you far, but I never imagined it would take me this far.”
Coast Guard Pacific Area is responsible for 74 million square miles of ocean, ranging from South America, north to the Arctic Circle and west to the Far East. With such an expansive area, crews must remain ever-vigilant for the full gamut of Coast Guard missions.
Vice Adm. Jody A. Breckenridge joins hands with Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown after being relieved as Pacific Area commander. Vice Adm. David Pekoske, Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield.) “My experience is that the Coast Guard is one
Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw breaking ice in this illustration of a Coast Guard photo by Ensign Guillermo Colom. Click the image to watch a video of ice breaking operations aboard the Mackinaw. While last weekend may have marked the official beginning of Spring, the Coast Guard finds itself operating in a bevy of different weather