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  • Hampton Roads Navy and Coast Guard ships head to Haiti

    01/13/2010 4:54:55 PM PST · by csvset · 23 replies · 1,012+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 13, 2010 | Corinne Reilly
    Navy, Coast Guard deploying forces to Haiti NORFOLK Thousands of Hampton Roads sailors received orders this morning to prepare to deploy to Haiti as part of a massive U.S. effort to deliver humanitarian assistance in the wake of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. At least four Norfolk-based ships are getting ready to leave for the impoverished country, said Ted Brown, a spokesman with Norfolk’s Fleet Forces Command. The amphibious assault ship Bataan, the guided missile cruiser Normandy and the dock landing ships Fort McHenry and Carter Hall will likely leave port by Friday, the Navy said. Expeditionary forces based at the Little...
  • President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors

    01/12/2010 2:11:32 AM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 2,723+ views ^ | January 11, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Executive Orders The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 11, 2010 President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors Executive Order will Strengthen Further Partnership Between the Federal and State and Local Governments to Better Protect Our Nation The President today signed an Executive Order (attached) establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be...
  • Despite pact, few blacks at Coast Guard school

    11/26/2009 1:52:57 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies · 1,548+ views
    Associated Press & Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2009 | Dennis Conrad
    Eight years after the U.S. Coast Guard and the NAACP signed a voluntary agreement to work together to boost the number of African-Americans at its 1,000-cadet service academy, the annual enrollment and graduation figures for blacks remain in single digits. ... Under a House bill, sponsored by Oberstar and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the Coast Guard subcommittee chairman, members of Congress would nominate candidates for the academy. ... On a 385-11 vote last month, the House advanced the legislation to the Senate. The Coast Guard Academy historically has taken pride in viewing itself merit-based and choosing its applicants without regard...
  • Coast Guard officer faces 31 charges

    11/03/2009 7:35:49 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 14 replies · 1,481+ views
    ADN ^ | 3 Nov 09 | RACHEL D'ORO
    A senior Coast Guard official removed earlier this year from his command position in Alaska is facing a long string of charges within the agency, including sodomy, indecent acts and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. The U.S. Coast Guard filed 31 violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice against Capt. Herbert Hamilton. It did not provide details of the alleged offenses, which also include fraud, adultery, indecent language and soliciting another to commit an offense.
  • 9 feared dead in mid-air collision ( 50 miles off coast near San Diego )

    10/31/2009 10:34:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 1,932+ views
    CBC News ^ | Friday, October 30, 2009 | 3:50 PM ET | Donald Knowles Associated Press
    Investigators are trying to determine why a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 airplane and a U.S. Marine Corps attack helicopter collided on Thursday night, likely killing nine crew members. Aircraft and ships are scouring the ocean off San Diego for any signs of survivors of the nighttime collision, but Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the crash likely killed both the plane's seven crew members and the two-person crew of the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the crash occurred minutes after control of the C-130 was handed off from FAA controllers to military air controllers.
  • 9 missing after collision of Coast Guard C-130 and Marine Cobra helicopter

    10/29/2009 10:22:08 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 104 replies · 7,102+ views
    BreakingNews via Twitter | Oct 30, 2009 | BreakingNews via Twitter
    BreakingNews San Diego media: 9 missing after collision of Coast Guard C-130 and Marine Cobra helicopter off the SD coast. BNO News working to confirm.
  • Congressman Asks For Study On Rio Grande Patrols[by Coast Guard]

    10/25/2009 3:32:50 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 28 replies · 1,163+ views
    KRGV ^ | 10/24/2009 | Lisa Cortez
    MCALLEN - The U.S. Coast Guard patrols the coasts, and a limited stretch of the Rio Grande, but a bill in the works would change that. Congressman Henry Cuellar wants the coast guard to work out a plan that would help secure the 1200 miles of the river. It's aimed at addressing drug and human smuggling along the river. Right now, the river is only patrolled by local law enforcement and Customs and Border Protection. The bill is called the Coast Guard Authorization Act.
  • CNN's Explains How They Mistook Potomac Coast Guard Training Exercise for Live-Fire Incident - Video

    09/11/2009 1:21:40 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 682+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 11, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CNN's Jean Meserve explaining how they mistook a Coast Guard Training Exercise on the Potomac River in Washington D.C. today, for a real live-fire incident. Meserve explained they heard audio from the Coast Guard saying "10 rounds have been expended." There were boats on the river that appeared to be trying to evade the Coast Guard as well. Eventually, they got the word from the Coast Guard that it was a training exercise and no rounds had ever been fired. With the exercise coming on September 11, it caused quite a stir for about half an...
  • Gibbs bashes CNN - Says 'checking would be good' (DC CG Exercise)

    09/11/2009 9:38:02 AM PDT · by bamahead · 39 replies · 1,826+ views
    Politico ^ | September 11, 2009 | Carol E. Lee
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs chastised CNN Friday morning for its reporting on a Coast Guard training exercise on ... ... the Potomac River, which suggested a security incident was in progress in the nation's capital. "Before we report things like this, checking would be good," Gibbs said. Responding directly to a CNN reporter's question about whether the public should have been notified about a training exercise, Gibbs was harshly sarcastic: "If anybody was unnecessarily alarmed based on erroneous reporting that denoted that shots had been fired, I think everybody is apologetic about that." When another journalist noted that...
  • VIDEO: Coast Guard: Someone Made A "Bang, Bang" Noise, No Shots Were Fired

    09/11/2009 9:13:21 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 12 replies · 491+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 11, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    The United States Coast Guard called this morning's confusion a "routine exercise."
  • The Coast Guard 9/11 Exercise--How Stupid Can You Get

    09/11/2009 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 1,020+ views
    AP/The Lid ^ | 9/11/09 | The Lid
    The initial reports were frightening, the Coast Guard fires shots at a rogue boat in the middle of the Potomac River, just before the President drives by, and right near the Pentagon building on the Anniversary of 9/11. The follow-up provoked anger---it was just a training mission:
  • VIDEO: Coast Guard To Suspicious Boat: "Slow Down" Or "You Will Be Fired Upon"

    09/11/2009 8:17:17 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 42 replies · 1,868+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 11, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    USA Today: CNN broadcasts what it says is audio of the Coast Guard apparently speaking to a suspicious boat. The Coast Guard speaker is heard saying; "Slow down or you will be fired on."
  • Coast Guard Conducts Training Exercise on Potomac

    09/11/2009 7:49:53 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 53 replies · 1,429+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/11/2009 | Fox News
    In an incident that sparked a brief panic on the same day mourners marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Coast Guard was conducting a training exercise in the Potomac River moments before President Obama and his motorcade crossed a nearby bridge.
  • Coast Guard firing on boat in the Potomac [A TRAINING EXERCISE!?!?!?!?!?!]

    09/11/2009 7:13:40 AM PDT · by TLI · 466 replies · 21,181+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept 11, 2009 | CNN
  • Virtual Graduation Celebration! FReeper kids are heroes!

    08/28/2009 4:48:11 AM PDT · by Tax-chick · 177 replies · 2,006+ views
    Vanity ^ | August 28, 2009 | Tax-chick
    Today, my daughter, FReeper Anoreth (since 11/29/03) graduates from Coast Guard Basic Training. We're also celebrating "The Boy," son of FReeper AnAmericanMother, who is graduating today from Marine Corps Basic. And "ForgotenKnight," grandson of Monkey Face, recently deployed with a Stryker unit to Afghanistan. Other FReepers with children (grandchildren, nieces and nephews, etc.) in the military, please join us in celebrating all our family members who are serving our country in the military.
  • Happy 219th birthday, United States Coast Guard!

    08/04/2009 4:09:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 1,312+ views
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office Official WebsiteSemper Paratus - the US Coast Guard anthem
  • First lady will serve as sponsor for (Coast Guard) cutter

    07/21/2009 9:45:46 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 27 replies · 931+ views
    SUN HERALD ^ | July 21, 2009 | LEIGH COLEMAN
    The keel for the new National Security Cutter Stratton — which will be a sister ship of theCutter Berthoff, seen here on her builder’s trials — was laid Monday at Northrop GrummanShipbuilding in Pascagoula. PASCAGOULA — First lady Michelle Obama will serve as the sponsor of the third National Security Cutter, Stratton. Officials celebrated the ship’s construction Monday as the U.S. Coast Guard and Northrop Grumman laid the ship’s keel at the Pascagoula shipyard. Rear Adm. Ronald J. Rábago announced at the ceremony that Obama will serve as the Stratton’s sponsor and she will attend the christening ceremony at...
  • First lady Michelle Obama to sponsor Northrop Grumman-built ship

    07/21/2009 7:39:28 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 43 replies · 1,670+ views
    The Mississippi Press ^ | July 21, 2009 | APRIL M. HAVENS
    PASCAGOULA -- First lady Michelle Obama will sponsor the Coast Guard's third Legend-class national security cutter, which is about 25 percent complete at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Pascagoula yard, officials said Monday. In August 2007, the Coast Guard awarded Northrop Grumman a $285.5 million contract to construct the Stratton. The 418-foot cutter, WMSL 752, is named in honor of Dorothy C. Stratton, the first female commissioned officer in the Coast Guard. Stratton served as director of the SPARS, the Guard's women's reserve, during World War II.
  • New rule puts U.S. Coast Guard in Canadian waters

    05/29/2009 11:27:34 AM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 387+ views
    CTV ^ | 26 May 2009 | News Staff
    Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement Monday designed to increase border security by allowing the RCMP and the U.S. Coast Guard to team up and ride in each others' vessels during border patrols. Known as the Shiprider program, the new rules intend to improve security and eliminate jurisdictional grey areas in Canada-U.S. waterways. Without the new program, vessels must stop at the border and call upon the other country's officials for help. The Shiprider program has been used as a pilot program over the past few years to catch smugglers and criminals on joint waterways. Public Safety Minister Peter...
  • Seychelles Coast Guard Arrests 9 Suspected Pirates

    04/28/2009 8:10:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 458+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2009
    The Seychelles Coast Guard says it has arrested nine suspected pirates believed to be behind the attempted hijacking of a luxury cruise liner over the weekend. When the Melody made a distress call, the Seychelles Coast Guard sent out a small plane that spent five hours photographing the pirates' skiff and marking its position. A Spanish navy ship then set off and apprehended the suspects Sunday.